Are You a Leader?

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Michael Hyatt gives us a checklist to run through and see if one is really a leader;

Here are twelve ways to know if you are a leader:

  1. You long to make a difference.
  2. You’re discontent and dissatisfied with the status quo.
  3. You’re not waiting on a bigger staff or more resources to accomplish your vision.
  4. Your dreams are so big they seem impossible.
  5. You acknowledge what is but inevitably ask, “What could be?”
  6. You realize that you don’t have to be in charge to have significant influence.
  7. You refuse to blame others for your circumstances and take responsibility for finding solutions.
  8. You foster unity by bringing people together and encouraging dialogue.
  9. You are quick to say, “I messed up. Here’s what I am going to do to fix the problem I created.”
  10. You value relationships more than tasks.
  11. You walk your talk—not perfectly but sincerely and intentionally.
  12. You are a learner. You read, listen to podcasts, attend conferences, and ask other leaders lots of questions.

If this sounds like you, congratulations. You are a leader—or well on your way to becoming one. Leadership is not about experience, education, or talent. It’s about the choosing to lead. That’s where it begins.

I see the list as describing the various traits of an entrepreneur leader;

  1. Making a Difference (MAD)
  2. Holy Discontent or Seeing gaps in the market
  3. Rapid Prototyper
  4. Vision
  5. Moving Forward from Failure
  6. Self Confidence
  7. Moving Forward from Failure
  8. Connecting the Dots
  9. Moving Forward from Failure
  10. People Focus – A leader can’t lead without people
  11. Genuine
  12. Self Leadership

Do you see it differently?
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