Do you have what it takes to lead?
This question frequently creeps into the mind of entrepreneurs, as they get ready to make their first hire. Managing your own business is one thing. Hiring the right team to help you accomplish your dreams is something entirely different.
If you are an entrepreneur that has worked alone (i.e. solopreneur) for a good amount of time, the idea of bringing on more people to help you fulfill your company vision may seem daunting. Understanding what it takes to be an exceptional leader can help.
Five Leadership Personality Traits
Here are five personality traits that you must have in order to thrive in a leadership position.
Above all else, an exceptional leader must be aware of his or her behavior, emotions, motivations, and thought processes. Without having a good understanding of where you thrive, and where you need extra help, you cannot be as in tune with yourself as you need to be to lead a team.
Extraordinary leaders understand that they have strengths and weaknesses. By thriving on your strengths, and bringing on people to improve upon your weaknesses, you can lead in the best way possible for you and for your company.