“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” (Viktor E. Frankl, 1984 ).
The first layer of skills a good leader must master are internal: managing himself as an individual. This includes physical health, emotional balance, self-knowledge – everything that he brings along with him to each meeting, each decision, each public event.
A good leader is vulnerable and knows that the best answers very often don’t come from the top officers, but rather come from individuals who are closest to the client, closest to the problems and opportunities. He activates a rewarding dialogue between these forces
- A good leader knows that growth and efficiency can be allies, not antagonists. he Properly manages the push for efficiency to free up capital directed at revenue and strategic growth options that will increase his enterprise value.
- A good leader knows that the cheapest capital you can get is money that’s not tied up in bills you pay too soon, receivables you collect too slowly, and inventory you don’t need.
- A good leader understands the potential implications of technology on the company, the industry, the global market but he also understand how that technology will impact a single employee or task inside his organization
- A good leader send his words into battle as a sheild and sword, his shield becomes so effective that he rarely has a need for the sword
Albert Einstein admitted, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
Stay Curious and See You at the Top