Very important skill for a founder & leader is – the ability to hold yourself back!
Which business leader doesn’t admire Elon Musk?
He’s a highly accomplished individual, business leader, and innovator, who pushes the boundaries of human achievement through SpaceX & Tesla.
Now think of what will you advise him to change?
To hold himself back – a wee bit – on his public pronouncements.
Every leader/founder is a creature of passion – chasing their dreams, their ikigai. However, if they can pull themselves back, not too much, just a wee bit, they can be more effective and achieve much more!
Here is how:
– When a subordinate is not meeting the standards you want them to have, bite your tongue
– When a colleague is not able to solve a problem, resist the urge to jump in
– When you feel that your customer is asking for too much & you want to walk-off
– When you want to announce to the world that your business is the greatest thing since sliced bread & your valuation is leaving a lot of money on the table for them
‘𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠’ 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨 & 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙨 𝙫𝙨. 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 & 𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬 & 𝙚𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪!
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