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I was thinking about this and I think it's knowing when to cut the cord. It happens in business, sports, parenting, and anything else that involves leadership. Once you start going down the road of hope versus certainty, you must be willing to get out.
I see it with deals that I work on and I see it with relationships that people are in. Once they start hoping that that person will come back to them or that deal may, if we do this, be closed. At that point, it's too late. You have to be proactive beforehand versus worrying about it after the fact; that it should have been done six months ago.
So, I think one of the most important decisions a leader can make is timing and understanding when to get out. Because you don't want to be the guy who always "buys high, sells low". You want to be the guy who "buys low and sells high". You don't want to be on the downward trajectory. You want to be on the upward trajectory.~ Ken
What do you think are the most important decisions leaders make?
Are you a team player?
Many people say they are team player, but does it drive personal success?
Most people that say they are a team player, because its sounds like the right thing to do. I don’t know many leaders who are team players. Most leaders take responsibility, ownership, and are willing to go out on their own! That doesn’t sounds like a team player to me.
Team players are the followers, always looking to pass the buck, not willing to take responsibility or ownership. Does being a team player drive success, yes it drives success for the leader, but does it drive success for the individual?? Something to think about.
Hustle- to move or work in a quick and energetic way
Have you ever seen someone that is hustling vs. someone who isn't? They run circles around that person and will eventually leave them in the dust.
If you want to get to the next level in sport, life or business- Hustle is a major component to success. Those who hustle will still hit roadblocks along the way, but they will go through them and reach their ultimate goal quicker and faster than the those who aren’t. Many times those who aren’t hustling are the one making the most excuses or are stymied by the paralysis of analysis and never get anywhere. Be willing to move faster and quicker to get to the end result so that you can go onto bigger and better things.
Managing Director at ZRG Partners, Global Executive Search Firm and Founder of Executive Athletes, the #1 based online community for executives who are athletes!