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Being a successful entrepreneur takes
more than just navigating your company
through the rough waters of business. It
means inspiring your staff to do everything
it can to help grow your business.
By MIKE MICHALOWICZ
We all know the type — the business owner for whom every employee would bend over backward. The
shop owner whose staff gladly works overtime
or comes in on their day off if needed. The com-
pany founder who treats every employee
like a member of the family and is as
revered as the beloved head of a real family.
These are the entrepreneurs who inspire fierce loyalty
and adoration, and we can learn a lot from them. So just what
is it that makes them so special?
1They’re truly authentic. Entrepreneurs who are adored by their staffs are unabashedly themselves. They’re consistent because they’re not playing
a game or putting up a front when they’re on the job.
Whether you see them in the office or at the local park,
these people are always true to themselves.
2 They understand the power of reciprocity. Well-loved entrepreneurs understand that hard work, honesty and trust are given to the bosses who first demonstrate those qualities themselves. Being open, trusting and
trustworthy, and willing to work harder than anyone on
their staff is how the best business owners manage to have a
staff who’d go to the ends of the earth to prove they deserve
the boss’s respect.
3 They’re positive. As business owners, they have to learn to lead the way in enthusiasm. After all, if they’re not excited about their company, how on earth can they
expect that of others? Harness the power of emotion, and
show staff that they’re pumped about what they’re doing. It’s
important to acknowledge the negative things that will arise,
but they should work to banish negativity (and the morale
drain it creates) from the workplace.
4 They’re highly approachable. The most powerful entrepreneurs I know are fiercely democratic in that hey believe we’re all equal. An adored entrepreneur
knows that every single employee is important, has valuable
insight to share and provides unique value to the company.