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How To Be a True Business Leader

Aug 17, 2007
What could be worse than owning a business that becomes a total bomb - a business where you lose money, never make a profit, or even go bankrupt? Well there is something worse than not raking in the cash as you expected, and that is owning a business that is rock solid, but losing your customers because your business attitude stinks! If you run a business, online or offline, and you want to attract new customers and keep them coming back, there are a few important qualities you must possess. If you don't, you need to start building them now!

First of all, I want to talk about HONESTY. If you want to sacrifice your business and reputation by setting up a business lie, to suck people into getting rich quick as long as they spend all their hard-earned dollars on this or that product or service, then you will discover soon enough that people will lose trust in you and what you have to offer. You will lose their business forever, and the word will spread like wild-fire that your business is a total lie. If there is one quality any good business person must have, it is being honest with customers, potential customers, and of course with business partners. Tell it like it is, do not mislead people about what you know and don't know, don't pretend to be something you're not, and don't make promises you can't keep. When customers are looking for a product or service, they go to a source they can trust, and trust comes from building relationships over time, and telling the truth. It's the only way your business can grow and win.

Speaking of trust, it is also built with INTEGRITY. This means that you do what you say you're going to do and act according to your fundamental values. When you fail to do this, you fail at keeping your business contacts and customers.

Being a good business person means you are a LEADER with principles, such as honesty and integrity. The point of the game is not to make money. Everyone wants to make money and be successful, but the true underlying purpose for having a business is that you want to serve people - to ask yourself what you can do for your customers or for the affiliates on your team. To be a leader means to be there for them as a support network, an idea generator, an order-taker, a teacher, or a mentor, and to believe in them and what they can do.

Obviously this requires that you have a good background and understanding of your business, and this means you belive in PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Your business will quickly stagnate if you are not continually learning new things, and updating your knowledge base. You must keep current, especially with new technologies developing every day, so you can keep your customers abreast of the latest news and changes.

This is all part and parcel of delivering good SERVICE to your customers. If you are not there to meet their needs, and in a reasonable amount of time with a courteous attitude, then you can say bye-bye to your customer base!

You must have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, energy, creativity, and a sense of humour and adventure to get you anywhere in business. Negativity will suck you and your business dry, and can lead to failure and quitting when the going gets tough.

Something that will help prevent the "I give up" attitude is maintaining BALANCE in your life - physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. A good leader can see many different perspectives and does many different things to keep a peaceful inner balance and harmony. They are mindful of their health and fitness.

Finally, the true leader of the pack will want to WORK WITH OTHERS, communicating to solve problems, generate new ideas, or come up with time-saving and profitable ways of working together on business projects and joint ventures.
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