Welcome to the spotlight on the Secrets To Success. We are the leaders of the future. Are you a leader or are you a follower?
In today's digitally connected world people consume personal opinions and are striving to fit in. No one knows what they like, until they see someone else like it... Yes its easy to be a follower, but nothing great came from living in the comfort zone. "As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else's." Aim to be mentally strong and belong, let yourself be seen and known as you really are.
Leadership is about standing up for what you believe in, making bold/right decisions and pushing the envelop regardless of opinions. Individuality is a beautiful thing, know what you want and don't settle for less. "You’re afraid to actually move forward and be the success that you could be, some people get to places where they get comfortable working for someone else and never figure out what it is they really want."
BOSS Leadership For Growth magazine recently asked current leading chief executives, billionaires and entrepreneurs what critical skills future leaders (of 2030... aka US!) will require to create value, have global perspective and make the world a better place:
- digital capability
- people skills
- lack of ego
My favourite quotes from the article inspiring young leaders:
"I don't believe when you have issues in life or business, that backing away from them is the right approach." (Mike Kane, CEO Boral)
"You have to be prepared to change and in some cases give up beliefs of a lifetime to survive, so speed and adaptability are key." (Andrew Mackenzie, CEO BHP)
"Future leaders will move fast with judgements based on a close understanding of their customers and consumers." (Alison Watkins, CEO Coca-Cola Amatil)
"Passion, energy, integrity and a willingness to challenge things and do things differently, and not accept this is the way we have always done things." (Paul Bassat, Founder SEEK)
"If you are driven by greed, you are most likely not going to get rich. If you are driven by hard work, success will come." (Frank Lowy, Chairman Westfield)
You can take it as insight, or you can take it as Just BS.
[Post inspired by thoughts from Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Grant Cardone]