Thursday, 5 June 2014

Leadership traits

Interesting one from Forbes.

I particularly like the first and the eighth!

1.) The Commitment Not To Lead A Little Life: “Like many people, I was going through life getting caught in little details. But then I thought, do I really want to live my life in a comfortable apartment, taking care of myself and just earning money, when instead I could perhaps change the future of my nation, a country where there is a desperate, aching, yearning need with thousands of kids nearby in starvation?”
These are the words of Taddy Blecher, Founder and former CEO of CIDA City Campus, who also co-founded the Branson School of Entrepreneurship with Sir Richard Branson.

8.) Emotional Intelligence: “When I meet someone, I instinctively know if I like the person, if we have the same values and if this is someone with whom I’d like to have dinner and talk about things other than business. If the answer is yes, then my gut tells me to do the deal.”
Robert Johnson is the founder, and former Chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET), which he sold to Viacom in 2001.