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You’re Not Going to Be Liked by Everyone – That’s OK

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

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I think it’s part of being human to want to be loved and liked by everyone. The reality is that not everyone is going to love you, your business, your message, or your hair color.  There will be people who think you’re too pretty, too ugly, too tall, to short, too fat, too thin, too loud, too boisterous, and the list goes on. It doesn’t matter who you are, they will find a reason to not like you.

liked by everyoneAs your success grows, people will start to have more reasons to not like you. They’ll think you didn’t work for what you have. Or that you don’t deserve it somehow. They will try to throw you under the bus.  

That is part of life, and it doesn’t seem fair, but it is something you have to learn to live with. Getting your first “haters” is kind of a rite of passage in business. In a sense, it means that you’ve arrived.  

I’ll never forget getting the first negative review on my book. It may sound kind of crazy, but I actually celebrated that milestone. Unfortunately, it wasn’t even a very convincing negative review. Apparently somehow I hurt their feelings with the book, and they didn’t actually read it.  

Maybe next time I’ll get a better hater?

The reality is that not everyone is going to like you, and that is okay. Not everyone is going to resonate with your message.  

I will flip this on its head and say that I think it’s actually desirable to repel certain people. Those people aren’t your people, your tribe. They aren’t your ideal clients. You do want to repel the people who you aren’t looking for and attract the ones that you are. It’s okay to let go of the ones you don’t really want. Encourage them to be on their merry way and wish them well. The planet is big enough for all of us.  

That is the beauty of the human condition. Some people will love us and some will hate us.  Some will be jealous pains in the butt. It’s all good and it’s all normal. You don’t have to love everyone or be loved by everyone to be your own best self.


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Haley Lynn GrayHaley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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My Top Lessons of the Year and My Resolutions

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

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To say that 2016 was a rough year in my life would be an understatement. My oldest daughter sustained a traumatic brain injury at the very end of 2015, and we had her in and out of the hospital for months this year. Now, 12 months later, she still isn’t completely back to being her normal self. And she isn’t back to school yet, either. She is slowly getting better, but requires a lot more love and attention than your average 18 year old. In July, after I suffered a major health scare, I decided to sell two of my businesses. It was clear that to continue with the amount of stress that I was under was not going to be a winning combination. Then, my younger daughter broke a leg in September, causing another round of issues. So, to say that there have been plenty of challenges would just about sum it up.  

Aside from all the challenges, this year also brought me a tremendous number of lessons. I learned a lot about myself and about people around me. I learned who my friends are, and who can be trusted and who can’t.  

Here are my top lessons of the year:

lessons of the year1. I am who I am, and I’m not going to make everyone happy all the time. It’s okay if you like me. It’s okay if you don’t. Not everyone has to love one another, but courtesy, respect and kindness are important.  

2. I learned a lot about who my real friends are and who is part of my support system. As a result, I’m on the hunt for a new church and I’ve made some tremendous new friends. It’s funny how when you find yourself at a point where you can’t give any more, people really show their true colors. One friend who had borrowed a lot of money from me took the opportunity to throw me under the bus, and then went around town badmouthing me when I had the audacity to actually expect to be repaid.  

3. Not everyone is as they appear to be. Some people who come across as being super nice are actually evil incarnate. I believe that Karma has a way of dealing with those people. Sometimes people who don’t seem so nice to start with are actually quite amazing individuals.  

4. Taking care of myself is not simply an option. It’s not a choice. It’s a requirement. If I don’t take care of myself, there won’t be a business, and I won’t be able to take care of my family.

5. I’m worthy of being loved and receiving gifts. Learning to accept gifts from others can be quite difficult, especially if you’re used to always being on the giving end — giving and giving, until it hurts. Gifts aren’t always material; sometimes they’re gifts of time, talent or service. But beware of someone who expects you to believe that a half-baked job counts as a gift.  

My resolutions for the new year are actually around the lessons I’ve learned this past year.  I will continue to focus on growing my business and taking care of myself. I am setting boundaries in my life and in my work. I’m putting myself first and making myself a priority.  I’m also making it a priority to reach out to friends and to continue to nurture relationships.  


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Haley Lynn GrayHaley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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Let’s All Make the World a Better Place

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

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This has been a year in which my life was turned upside down…  and back again.

make the world a better placeI’ve suffered so many losses and so much pain. Yet it’s so much less than what I’m seeing coming out of Aleppo and other countries. We’re coming hot off the heels of an incredibly bitter election in the U.S. Now, we move forward with a president who is controversial to say the least. It would be so very easy to blame him for all of our problems and to expect the government to fix everything for us.

Instead, I ask that each of us take responsibility and focus on doing our part to change the world around us. Don’t like something? Speak up. Focus on changing the little things around you. Do what you can. It won’t be perfect. But you will start making a change.  

I believe that a lot of the racist issues we’ve seen since the elections are a reflection of deeper problems in our society that need to be focused on and healed. We can’t just blame that on the government. We’ve had demonstrations and riots this year. Those are indicative of a deeper problem that each of us is responsible for allowing to exist.  

We have to come together and focus on bringing change to the world. One small step at a time. Even if you don’t think you can, how will you know unless you try? So often we give away our power to “others” because it’s just easier. Yet each of us holds so much power.  Let’s exercise that power and make the world a better place. We can do it.

My challenge to you as 2016 comes to an end is to find one way that you can make the world a better place.  


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Haley Lynn GrayHaley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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Advice for New Entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurs Who’ve Been There

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

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I am so blessed to be part of a community of entrepreneurs and experts in their field. They all have so much to offer, and I wanted to share their tidbits of wisdom with other entrepreneurs — especially for those who are just starting out.

So I posted this question in my Facebook group, Women’s Entrepreneur Network:

What is one piece of advice you would give to new entrepreneurs?


We received so many awesome responses; here are just a few:

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Petra Monaco: Create a vision of what you want to create and be clear on your why. It will come in handy on those not so awesome days!
http://petramonaco.com/

Angela Moore-McGrath: Know your WHY and have a passion for what you do!
http://www.mysteepedtea.com/teawithang

Sara Adams: Whatever you decide to pursue make sure it’s your dream. Make sure it’s something you love beyond measure, because when things get tough and you’ve got to grind through the hard times you’ll need that love and that dream to keep you going.
Sara Adams https://www.facebook.com/AveryTaylorAdams/

Tandy R Elisala: Do what brings you joy and will help you lead a life that matters. Progress over perfection. Remember taking imperfect action is the way the grow. If you wait until everything is “perfect”, you’ll never get your business off the ground. Lastly, stay in your lane! The only opinion of yourself that matters is yours.
http://tandyelisala.com/

Tammy Everts: It takes more time and money than you think.
http://spokanesbdc.blogspot.com/

Evangela Childs: Create a business vision that operates like a machine without you. Know your why. Make sure you know company roles and task. Create a bomb OM.
https://m.facebook.com/bombmominternational

TL Williams: Treat your business like a business everyday. Everyday, do something to move your business forward.
http://easyscratchoffs.com/buy-scratch-off-stickers/#!/Holiday-Scratch-Off-Cards/p/74678118/category=20794155

New EntrepreneursLin Gorenkoff: You only have to do the first time once.

Alison Cummings Zajac: Differentiate yourself and your products before you go to market. If your stuff is the same as everyone else’s, do some soul searching about how and why you are different.

Andrea Joy Nussinow: Laugh a lot. Especially, when you want to cry. :-) And keep going….always.

Nathan Hirsch: Calculated risks is everything. It’s the difference between success and failure.
https://freeeup.com/blog/

Tara Louise: Spend time digging deep to really get to know the real you and your values. Make you and your values the heart of your business. It’s the only way it will work long term & your intuition will let you know when you’re going off course.
http://www.womenslifecoach.co.uk/

Leslie Wright: Be dedicated to reaching your goals even if you don’t have a cheer team. Be your own motivation. You’re enough!!

Devan Spear: What’s your why? Write it down! Make a vision board!
https://spear1214.le-vel.com/

Maria Lironi: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You don’t have to all the work by yourself.
http://loveyourwork.ca/

Alice Louise Taylor: Research and follow the habits of successful people. Duplication, tenacity, integrity, and a good sense of humor will go a long way. Be committed… there will be tough times. Believe, Endure, and Pursue.
http://altaspire.com/

Shannon Matthews: Start with your branding first and create a solid foundation for your business.
http://www.smatthewsdesigns.com/

Megan Allen Tsui: Separate your business and personal finances immediately. Open a separate checking account and keep all receipts for things you purchase for your business — no matter how small. You’ll be glad you did come tax time!
http://unleashed-inc.com/

Bethany Pelts Smisson: Stay focused on yourself and what you are doing and stop comparing yourself to other people.
https://bethanyskincare.myrandf.com/

Jo Hausman: Always remember to take care of you! Your business is very important but if your not well your business won’t be either.
http://www.johausman.com/

I hope you’ve found these pearls of wisdom helpful. Stay tuned for more!


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Haley Lynn GrayHaley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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Mindset and Problem Solving in Your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

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Mindset isn’t just the latest buzz in the entrepreneurial world; it’s a real thing. It’s a series of techniques and skills you need to build your business. Mindset is a beautiful and important thing when you’re growing your business. Just talk to my dear friend Nathalie Guerrin, or head over to her blog and learn more about mindset.

But mindset is only part of the equation. One of the most important and frequently overlooked things that you desperately need in your business is problem solving skills. It would be nice if you could just buy your business process from another person and set it up in your business. Just make a copy of their business and do it over and over again. Kind of like stamping out chocolates from a mold.  

MindsetUnfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way. I see too many entrepreneurs, especially in the online space, who think that if they sit on their couch and decide that if they’re worth a certain amount of money, people are going to magically sign up and pay that amount without having to do the work to go out and find clients.

Business is about numbers and about relationships. Particularly at the higher dollar values, people need to feel a rapport and a connection with you. They need to feel like they’re getting something of serious value from you. It takes time, effort and energy to build those relationships, especially if you’re an introvert. That’s not to say that it’s not fun, but rather that it takes real, concerted effort to build your funnel and, ultimately, followers for your business.  

The more people you build meaningful, real, authentic relationships with, the better your business is going to do over time. That’s just the reality of it.

The tricky part is figuring out HOW to build the right relationships with the right people at the right time. That’s where the problem solving comes in. You need to figure out what works for YOU as an entrepreneur and as a person. That requires some introspection. It also requires looking into the mirror and figuring out exactly who that person is looking back. You can’t just sit there hoping and praying that someone is going to come along and buy your $15K package. You need to actively go out and beat the bushes and cut a path so that those people can show up on your doorstep.  

Mindset is critical, but it doesn’t exist without solid problem solving in your business.


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Haley Lynn GrayHaley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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My Thanks for a Year of Blessings

~by Haley Lynn Gray~

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blessingsNovember is inevitably that month every year when people start gratitude journals and make charitable contributions. It’s also that time of year when I look over the previous year and start to count my many blessings. This year has certainly been a year of so many blessings.

From my family’s perspective, we’ve seen my oldest daughter continue to steadily recover after a traumatic brain injury last December. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year, but she has made so much progress in that time. I’m so grateful that she is healthy and continues to improve each day.  

I’m so grateful for all of my clients this year. I’ve seen such tremendous growth in my business and I’m grateful for each and every client who I have been able to serve.

I’m grateful to the readers of my blog, the members of my Women’s Entrepreneur Network group on Facebook and my other social media followers, for they have enabled me to realize this explosive growth. For that, I am beyond grateful.

There are so many things in my life to be grateful for that it’s hard to list them all. I am grateful to you for reading this message, and I hope that you will continue to see massive growth in your life and in your business.


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Haley Lynn GrayHaley helps female entrepreneurs create a strategy plan for their businesses – so they can make enough money to spend quality time with their family, pay for their children’s dance lessons, pay bills – and not worry about where the next client is coming from.

Haley is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Leadership Girl. She helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses by sharing the benefits of her business education and experience through Business Coaching.

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Relocating for Work? What You Need to Know

~by Emma Sturgis~

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A career change can bring with it a mixture of excitement, anxiety and incredible potential. If that career change also includes relocating from your current home, then a whole other level of emotions comes into play.

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Here are four tips you should consider when relocating for work.

Ask if Your New Employer Will Cover Relocation Costs

There are many expenses, both planned and unplanned, associated with moving. Any financial assistance offered by the new employer can help cover those costs. If your new employer does agree to provide relocation benefits, you should confirm how much will be covered so you can plan accordingly before the big move.

Find the Right Realtor to Sell Your Current Home

relocating for workHaving two mortgage payments and two homes in two different cities can cause an incredible amount of stress at a time when you’re already experiencing a lot of change. It is very important to sell your current home quickly and at the best possible price so you are not carrying any extra pressure on your shoulders. The right realtor will be able to get the most money for you in the least amount of time, thus freeing you up to move on to your new opportunity. Consider using professionals, like those found at Re/Max Alliance – The Diane Stow Team, to help you sell your current home.

Take a Fun Preview Trip to the New City

Getting used to a new place can be difficult for some people, particularly children who have spent most or all of their lives in their current home. Time permitting, you should take your family on a mini vacation to explore their new city. Trying new restaurants and locating the nearest mall, movie theater and grocery store will help prepare the family for the changes ahead and make them feel more comfortable once the big move is over.

Determine What Kind of Move is Right for You

Depending on the amount of furniture and household items you have to take to the new location, you can decide how hands-on you need to be during the moving process. If you don’t have very much stuff and are only moving a couple hundred miles away, then renting your own van or truck may be the most logical and financially feasible way to go. On the other hand, moving a large amount of belongings across the country could require a professional, insured moving company you can trust.

With just a little preparation, you can make your relocation a smooth transition so you can concentrate on enjoying your new career opportunity. Relocating for a new job can be extremely stressful and immensely rewarding. It should be an exciting time where you get ready for new adventures in your life. Use the tips above to decrease the stress surrounding moving.


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Emma is a freelance writer based in Boston, MA. When not writing, she enjoys reading and rock climbing. Say “hi” on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2.


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4 Easy Steps to Becoming a True Business Leader

~by Rachelle Wilber~

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Becoming a leader in your business and industry is much easier than it may seem. The qualities of a true leader are actually present in a very small percentage of business people, making your rise to the top simple and natural. While some people simply are not cut out to be leaders, others will take on leadership roles quickly and easily.

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If you have the right personality and tenacity, then you can turn yourself into a business leader in four simple steps.

1. Develop a Manager Mindset

Many emerging leaders shy away from really showing their expertise for fear of making others feel bad or, even worse, finding out that they are actually wrong. A true leader will eventually develop the mindset of a leader before they even get to that level in their career. They will focus on being educated, self-improvement, and looking for ways to grow their business at all levels. To be a true leader, you must step out of the bubble you were held in as an employee and start seeing yourself as an expert within your field. Remember that experts still have a lot to learn. The only difference is that they are willing to learn on a regular basis.

Keep in mind that these are not words of encouragement to be arrogant. A true leader and a true expert acknowledges when they have a shortcoming and works to fix it. Arrogance means that you think you know it all and refuse to accept anyone else’s opinion. Arrogance is a surefire way to nix your chances of becoming a leader in your field.

2. Plan and Strategize

True leaders in business do not take shortcuts or push the letter of the law to get ahead. Instead, they set an example for others that shows how success can be attained through all the proper channels, regardless of personal feelings about rules and regulations. To become a leader in your business, work within the confines of the rules at all times. This will ensure that your success is truly earned and not scrutinized on grounds that may hurt your image.

3. Adopt Efficient and Profitable Business Practices

business leaderTo be a business leader, you need to have business practices that are worthy of leadership attention. Efficiency is a huge component of any successful business practice these days because we live in a society that wants things done as quickly as possible. You also want business practices that are, of course, profitable for your business. Some companies realize that drop shipping is one method that allows you to achieve both of these things without changing anything about the nature of your business. When you adopt a business model of drop shipping, you are committing to always getting your clients the best quality products directly from the manufacturer. Instead of bearing the expense of pre-ordering and storing these goods, you have them shipped from the manufacturer directly to your client upon order. This not only saves you time, money and hassle, but it gets fresh goods to your clients every single time. Satisfaction like that comes from a true leader.

4. Stay Humble

This one cannot be emphasized enough. One of the most important qualities of a leader is that he or she does not have to constantly remind others of their status. Instead, a leader becomes a natural example and role model that others aspire to become. To achieve this status, you must remain humble and seek attention only for the greater good. While you see the accomplishments of the business as your own, you also see your personal accomplishments as pedestals for the business. By keeping this balance between personal and professional achievement, you will send a message that a true leader works for the greater good, not just for their own ego.

The road toward becoming a leader in your business has more to do with mindset than anything else. Once you know that you are qualified to attain a leadership level in your industry, focus on developing profitable and efficient business practices that are worthy of envy.


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Rachelle WilberRachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym.

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5 Secrets of Successful Female Business Leaders

~by Skornia Alison~

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Women have come a long way in their pursuit of becoming business leaders in the corporate world. Today, we have successful female business leaders who are working side by side with their male counterparts. Business leaders like Irene Rosenfeld, Indra Nooyi and Ursula Burns are some examples of famous women leaders who proved that leadership knows no gender.

These women leaders achieved phenomenal success because they have the courage, talent and skills to become what they are today. But there is more about them to inspire us than the aforementioned qualities. Some of them deserve a mention here:

1. Be An Example

Being female puts added pressure to prove yourself. Since you are leading a team that has a majority of male workers, you have to become an exemplary leader to inspire them. You need to show them by example how one should behave in a difficult situation.

When the chips are down, they should draw strength from you to carry on and give their best. Being a women leader could be challenging, but it will inspire your team to emulate you.

2. Stick to Integrity

People respect workers who have high moral values regarding their work. As a woman, you can face stronger competition from male counterparts that might affect your will to pursue the high-quality approach and you might be tempted to lower your standards. However, this will only set a bad example for your team and you will be left with mediocrity.

To set the highest standards for your services, you need to create and promote a culture of quality work. You have to instill in your team a pledge to produce work without compromising on quality. If you do it right, you will be successful at the first and the most crucial part of running a business.

3. Remain Focused

female business leadersThis is one of the most challenging aspects of being a female business leader, particularly when you are a working mother. Running a business is a full-time job that demands your absolute dedication and commitment. However, this can be a bit tricky when you are a housewife and a mother.

You want to work during the night, but you have errands to run. Similarly, you want to travel abroad, but you have a family who needs your attention. All these responsibilities can distract you from doing your job, and you have to struggle really hard to focus on your role as a business leader.

Once you successfully achieve that focus, it will become a lot easier to achieve the desired results for your business.

4. Maintaining Relationships

As a business leader, you will be dealing with a good many people including your team, business partners and vendors. At the same time, you will be looking after your family. So it will never be easy to make the transition from a housewife to an entrepreneur. You will have to be extremely good at managing your relationships if you want to make your dream business a reality.

What you will desperately need here is the ability to effectively manage your time between your business relationships and your family. You need to balance your attention to your professional and personal relations. Slogging yourself in your business only leaves you with mistrusts, insecurities and apprehensions.

5. Manage Your Fears

For decades, women have been considered weak. But times have changed. Now women are considered as strong as their male counterparts. This has been proven by famous entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey and Alison Prince.

As a female business leader, you’ll be competing with male contenders who will turn out to be strong competition. So you will most likely be dealing with fears and insecurities that might make you want to quit after a time.

In such a scenario, you’ll have to learn to manage your fears and reassure yourself that you are as strong as the opposite gender. Rather than making your fears become your weakness, you should channel them to help you achieve your goals in life.

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Female business leaders are shaping the corporate world. You could become one of them by following the above-mentioned 5 secrets to success.


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Skornia AlisonSkornia Alison is a Life Coach cum Business Consultant at essay valley. She has a knack for writing insightful posts on business leadership and business management. Nowadays, she is busy blogging about female business leadership.


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Six Habits All Good Leaders Have in Common

~by Brooke Chaplan~

Leaders today, whether in school systems, politics or business, all seem to share a certain amount of common traits and habits. By exploring a few of these habits here, you may be able to spot the leaders you’re surrounded by, the traits you share, and the ones you can still work to develop.

Six Habits All Good Leaders Have in Common

1. Displaying a Vision
Good leaders not only have a vision for the future, they also help others see and understand the vision so they can work effectively in the right direction. This is something learned from other mentors and is passed down from department to department effectively.

2. Mentorship
No one is a born leader. Some, as the late comedian Robin Williams noted, receive it as a graduation present. No baby comes into the world with a sense of how to help others achieve great things. They have mentors. These can include teachers, parents and business leaders, and usually all three. After taking on the traits and habits of their mentors, they inspire others to want their mentorship.

3. Inspire Protégés
Leaders don’t have to hold a particular rank to be followed. A great example would be that of Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer. Dakota Meyer was a lance corporal when he displayed incredible heroism in the War on Terror, which means he was among the very lowest ranks in the Marine Corps. However, because of his core values and proven ability to lead, it would not be surprising for officers to ask his advice on important matters. He was able to lead and inspire others to the greatness he achieved.

4. Adherence to Core Values
Staying with the example of Sergeant Meyer, the events that led to his Medal of Honor also involved him being told to stand down when his fellow marines were in trouble. He disobeyed the direct order of an officer, a potentially career-ending/life-ending decision, so that he could save the lives of those who needed him.
In business, it’s not usually life or death, but what about safety matters? What about overseas manufacturing laws? A leader will pay more to adhere to his or her core values than perhaps the money they stand to make.

5. Structure in the Work They Do
Leaders create a system to work by. This creates structure for themselves, their subordinates, and the company as a whole. This is something that will allow their vision and core values to work, but on a daily basis. Leaders have a kind of organization and skill to structure their day and events. For example, in an online master’s in education program, new teachers will learn how to lead by structure and organization in the classroom. This helps them to be effective, pass on their vision, and lead their students to success.

6. Smart Subordinates
Insecure people tend to be intimidated by those who are smarter. Leaders love having smart people on their team because they can leverage their abilities. Additionally, they can grow the company together, which will lead to more profitability and even more money. As a rule, leaders seek out the best and brightest, and often serve as the example.

Leaders are people who are able to organize and inspire. They take others under their wing, share knowledge and cooperate to get things done. The habits outlined above can help to get you on track and better develop your own leadership skills.
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Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

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