Some leaders simply have “IT”. They have the game down. They are successful and they grow their organizations and their people regardless of the economy or the industry. We aspire to just like them, with our people benefitting from everything that we do. We read about them in trade journals and we know them in our business circles across New Jersey. They have that “something” that everyone notices.
In all honesty, these leaders, regardless of who they are, follow the same type of strategy. They indeed carry certain keys to success that make them the elite in both the leadership and management arena. Let’s look at five elements that give these leaders the IT Factor:
- Passion: The intensity of what they do shows in every aspect of their leadership and decision-making. There is a certain fire that exists within that shows itself at the right moment every time.
- Love: Often confused with passion, love is truly unconditional. Regardless of the issue or the situation, it remains a constant in everything they do.
- Competitive: Competition always exists in two dimensions with these leaders. They compete within themselves to be the best, and they do not mind extending that operative to everyone else on the outside of what they do.
- Training/ Practice/ Preparation: Good leaders are not surprised. These leaders have put into place a number of contingencies that eliminate a majority of the challenges they have not prepared for in every category of circumstance.
- Confidence: The leaders who are the best of the best carry a sense of quiet assurance, determination, and tenacity that brings comfort to the team, even in the most trying of times.
Dale Carnegie once said, “Flaming enthusiasm backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
You can believe that Mr. Carnegie had IT and used IT to the advantage of his people.
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