16/04/2015 by David Gibbens, Director, Poole Waterfield
The great Australian cricket captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud sadly passed away last week. I hold a great deal of respect for this talented sportsman and one of his many great sayings was, “captaincy is 10% skill and 90% luck, but don’t try it without that 10%!”
As with all things cricket, Richie was right. You could argue about the percentages, but successful leadership in sport and business needs a slice of luck, but what about the other skills that are needed to succeed?
I have been fortunate enough to have worked alongside and advised some great entrepreneurs. Although they are all very different personalities, they share a few characteristics that I believe have made all the difference. Here’s my top five personality traits of the best business leaders I know:
- Knowing what they want
- Good with people
- Strong work ethic
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