Vince Lombardi said, “leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Here are seven skills to make sure you’re working on to be the leader of your business.


When you’re the boss, you give the orders. There’s no one to make sure you’re doing what you need to do. Without motivation, you won’t move forward. It can be difficult to keep your employees productive when you aren’t.


Your enthusiasm will carry over to your employees. If you don’t have passion, you won’t be motivated. It’s hard to develop passion, but you can learn to express it more effectively to your team.


As a small business leader, you need to have a vision that you share with your employees. It’s your vision that you’re following. You need to be able to communicate your vision and update it when necessary.


Small businesses need transparency between management and staff. Information needs to flow both ways to keep business going and functional. If you can’t communicate well, you should work on it.


As a leader, you need to mentor others and share your knowledge and passion. You should also keep in touch with your mentors.

Interview Skills

Good leaders should be able to ask questions to hire the right people. If you don’t feel comfortable interviewing your candidates, practice.

Personal Development

Leaders who don’t adapt and keep up with the times will quickly become dinosaurs. Plan time to improve your skills and stay informed on your industry and community. Find a hobby, too. You need downtime to be the best leader you can be.

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