Have you surrounded yourself with success-oriented people?
They may not be easy to recognize, but they’re crucial to an organization that wants to be innovative and entrepreneurial.
Here’s a list of factors that can help you identify and develop potential leaders in your membership:
- Collaboration. Look for members who communicate well, delegate effectively, and build strong personal relationships with other members. They’re committed to their own personal success, of course, but they’re also dedicated to helping other people.
- Self-determination. Entrepreneurial members value their freedom and autonomy; they like being their own boss as much as possible, as long as they’re doing something they enjoy. Encourage members to make their own decisions.
- Curiosity. Most great ideas start with simple questions: “What if I did this? Why does that happen?” Listen to members questions to spot those who are interested in solving problems and learning more about how things work.
- Comfort with technology. Every good leader or potential leader stays on top of the tools that can mean success or failure, and he or she isn’t afraid to use whatever’s available—as long as it works.
- Drive for action. Focus on members who take initiative without waiting until conditions are perfect. They like to try things quickly, experiment, and then move on to the next challenge. They’re also not discouraged by setbacks.
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