Gone are those days when a single attribute like intellectual competency of entrepreneurs and business leaders put them on the iron throne. In the 21st century what is takes to lead a great team in a nontoxic organisational culture is what it took to lead generations. Today, effective team management skills are neither about acts of glory nor just management of workforce, but it is all about being a gutsy entrepreneur and develop a strategic forward-thinking in this competitive age while staying humble and positive.
In today’s times, one of the most toughest phases to survive for fruitful entrepreneurship is to be gusty and strong enough to confront the complex challenges at workplace boldly. Besides leading their peers to huge success, it is extremely important to show their commitment, stand up and address problems when things are not going smoothly at workplace. As a leader, the responsibilities become more complex and the peers admire someone with an ability to “roll up sleeves” to handle tactical assignments as a super-sized individual contributor instead of dictating strategy-execution plans.
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”— Douglas MacArthur
Effective entrepreneurs need ‘Guts’ to never say “I Quit” and boldly overcome that fear of failure and criticism courageously when others are on the verge of breaking down. Their capability of fortitude, resilience, risk-taking, forgiveness, appreciation, determination and overcoming self-doubt, will be their greatest expression of bravado in the times of tough times.
Top Qualities of Unstoppable Gutsy Entrepreneur
To motivate employees, inspire greatness in other people and drive high performance, leaders must show the big picture to their subordinates, exercise a lot of patience and work collaboratively to curb the challenging tasks with strong-mindedness. Peers expect their bosses react politely to the predicament because Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do and push the boundaries to unlock a great of SUCCESS constructively in the complicated times.
Given below are the top most Entrepreneurial Qualities must be available in the natal chart of a ‘Gutsy Entrepreneur’ to be extremely successful and turn to gold everything ever touched.
- To withhold the reactions in times of confrontation and humbly choose to lead in troubled times.
- To press forward courageously the disappointments and setbacks on the nippiest path to success.
- To learn from the failures and grow by taking smarter risks in times of extremities.
- To smartly identify, operationalize, and practice the business values that they uphold significantly to solve complex problems.
- To never shy away from sharing bold ideas with confidence and inspire greatness among people around you.
- To lead to the point of compassion rather than to the point of perfection and take feedback as informational not confrontational. This way you foster a deep engagement with your team.
- To compliment people and recognize all the hardwork that the staff has put to accomplish complex goals.
- To hire people who are smarter than you without a prejudice.
- To accept accountability for your mistakes and not letting your ego get in the way.
- To pick your battle selectively because every battle comes at a cost.
- To have a heart of abundance and not scarcity.
- To overcome offenses and don’t let bitterness take root inside you.
So what are you waiting for? Come out of that stereotypical image of a top-performing ‘charismatic’ business leader having a degree from a top university. What makes a successful CEO is his strategic vision and ability to make right decisions under pressure. “High-performing CEOs do not necessarily stand out for making great decisions all the time; rather they stand out for being more decisive,” said the authors of the CEO Genome Project in Harvard Business Review.
So, are you gutsy enough to
1) Make tough choices in times of disruptions
The more you fit yourself in the competitive landscape, the bigger the rewards and risks’ of failing. Standout as a team-playing leader with that stubbornness to take risks and turn those lofty ideas into a worthy opportunity. Never shy away to prove your mettle even in the most difficult times and shine brightly as “Winner” with elan.
2) Fail often, fail fast
Entrepreneurship is all about taking risks and learning from failure. It is probably the most counterintuitive statement, but that’s you really can’t escape. fail fast, fail often, fail better, fail forward — the ugly truth of entrepreneurship that helps sure lure success in the long run. By failing very often you’re actually identifying the nippiest path to failure and you get open to new avenues of success.
3) Don’t use power and stop being bossy
A true leader is one with a generous soul and zen-like ability to bring out the best in people. A deep commitment to excellence and helping others recognising their sharp edges will always be at the heart of leadership for him.
4) Adapt proactively with an agile mindset
Developing an agile mindset is imperative to stay abreast and promote sustainable growth in modern business environment. This is what distinguishes great leaders from the crowd and bring the change they want to see in today’s fluid business environment where the future belongs to those bosses who are ready to quit Power to bring change with a strong sense of morality.
It is the hard way to master the art of Gutsy Entrepreneur which is paramount to conquer this dynamic business environment, but it is not impossible to cultivate the significant qualities of great entrepreneurship to thrive the competition. Always remember that the one battle the most entrepreneurs lose in the battle over the fear of not trying. You’ll be assured you won the first round if you begin on a positive note. Good Beginning is half the battle done!
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