Self control of a leader's ego and being flexible when it comes to enrich ideas with contributions from his or her team can be critical for a company's future.
An employer can be as bright as they are stubborn. Like any good entrepreneur, you're so in love with your idea, and so happy with your project, that this can lead to resistance from hearing about alternative ways of doing things or that your original idea could be improved.
The lasting success of a company requires that its leaders not only pay attention to the results, but also how those results are achieved.
An article by Dr. John C. Ickis in Elnuevodiario.com.ni looks at the topic, focusing on the essential requirement to build a corporate culture based on "how" things are done in order to achieve good results.
Dr. Ickis points to the influence of the pioneers in this subject:
Great business owners become great based on their actions. Intentions are meaningless. Words are important. Results are everything.
Consistently accomplish these five functions and you, your company -- and most importantly your employees -- all reap the benefits. Fail at these five functions and no matter how hard you work, you and your business will eventually fall short. argues Jeff Haden in Money Watch on cbsnews.com.
Success is not a destination but a journey without end, which requires a positive attitude, team playing mentality, a mindset for continuous improvement and responsible outlook.
With over 20 years of experience as an executive of IBM, in the ever turbulent business environments of Latin America, the engineer Enrique Baliño says the success is not a destination but a journey without end, and that successful people have to develop four key attitudes: positivity, team playing, continuous improvement and accountability.
The ability to recover from a failure is essential in order to be successful. But what if you have never failed?
Suzanne Lucas, on her blog at Bnet.com, discusses how new generations of graduates are too used to being successful, to finding things easy, which can lead them potentially to collapse when things get out of their comfort zone.
People who only know success simply lack the skills to deal with failure or complicated situations.