Long hours…sleepless nights…stress…pressure…
These are just a few of the things that come along with being a leader.
It’s never easy leading an organization. People look to you for answers. They seek guidance. And they want answers.
If things weren’t hard enough with the global recession going on, the speed at which information changes has changed the battlefield, making it tougher and more competitive than ever before.
Computers were supposed to make our lives easier, but in doing so have made it possible for people working out of their bedrooms to challenge the big guys.
Bill Gates, Michael Dell and Mark Zuckerberg are just three such examples.
Each year we hear about another success story out there of David beating Goliath.
Which is why organizations are in desperate need of leaders.
People who have the foresight and ingenuity to make things happen. To see things before they happen and be flexible enough to adapt to the changing winds.
While there are many good companies out there, what separates the good from the great are the people leading them.
Change the people and everything changes.
Steve Jobs was a visionary and he has placed Apple in an enviable situation with Apple rising to the top of the computer world, will it stay there?
That remains to be seen, but one thing you can count on is that there will always be someone out there who wants to knock it off its perch.
I listened to a fabulous little talk that Tony Robbins gave about leadership yesterday and wholeheartedly encourage you to listen to it.
Where is it? You’ll find that and more on today’s podcast.