Startups · Entrepreneurship

What makes a great leader?

Syam Vemula Senior BI Consultant at InfoMagnus

September 12th, 2016

After reading several books on this topic I am still at a loss. What are your thoughts on this?

Charles Durrenberger CEO at Total Choice Tech Solutions, Inc.

September 12th, 2016

In its simplest form: "A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." --John Maxwell

Bill Lennan Red Rope Social - everyone is an influencer.

September 12th, 2016

Have you read "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek?
Leaders are outwardly focused, recognizing that their success comes from the success of their team. No leader wins alone - they can only do it by their team all winning. 

Stephen G. Barr Inimitable Advisor with Wide experience.

September 12th, 2016

One who is leading by example, shows vision, delegates well without the need to micromanage, give underlings the credit for group effort, is responsive to subordinates needs and listens to their thoughts.

Craig Merry CEO/Founder of Beacon Safety Co. and Operations Coordinator at Purple Communications, Inc.

September 12th, 2016

simplify the image of a leader. For me, as a kid, Glory (the movie with Matthew Broderick leading a regiment with African Americans) was a great impression and example of what a Leader is.

Annick Fuchs Startup lawyer in the Silicon Valley and Europe, ex Director Legal PayPal

September 12th, 2016

obviously a question that can be answered in million ways. and you should definitely read a lot of leadership books and practice by doing to come to your very own conclusions. but I felt that after years of leading teams and reading a lot of leadership book this one resonated most with me: Jurgen Appelo "Agile Management". At least for the tech space you are adapting your leadership style to tech style and you are following what inspires people to work.

Joey Carson Passionate Entrepreneur who works best with a great team!

September 12th, 2016

I assume you have been led by someone, ask the question of yourself? What leadership qualities did your past leaders have that you admired? What did they lack? If you start there, I think you'll be on your way...

Davida Shensky We help small to medium size companies put together a strategy for success and hold you accountable to follow through

September 12th, 2016

there are different styles of leadership---think of it this way--a flock of geese always trade off the leader when flying in formation and work together for the good of the group--the focus can be on character, interpretation or interaction

James Sullivan Direct Mail & Digital Solutions, that also may need Public Relations, Print Production and more, for less...Now

September 12th, 2016
here is a link to what constitutes good leadership skills.
jim sullivan 1st Masters in Military History-Norwich University on-line'

Dimitra Papadopoulou Visionary / Entrepreneur / Servant lead

September 12th, 2016

One size doesn't fit all. Tailor actions and decisions to the current situation and team background.

Sophia Maler Product Management and Marketing Professional. Message Alchemist.

September 12th, 2016

A person of character, who gives more than takes, stands for his/her values, fulfills his/her moral obligations, genuinely cares about people around him/her and the cause he/she works for. Everything else is optional.