This article is about lessons learned from several of my experiences as a leader and as a follower of leaders that have had great vision, well developed strategy and execution plans, some of which have been successful while others have failed.
Sometime ago I wrote an article entitled “Two Most Important Leadership Attributes – Honesty & Ethics”. Another important characteristic of a leader is the ability to see opportunities, seize that opportunity through the development of a strategy and execute using measurable objectives and open communications. This is most evidenced by the successful owners and leaders of small businesses. They are true visionaries that drive a good portion of the economy. I’ll provide an actual example of this later in the article.