By Akhil Shahani, an EO Kolkata member. Akhil runs SmartEntrepreneur.Net, an entrepreneurial portal dedicated to helping others become better businesspeople.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that successful management requires more than just assigning tasks to a team. It calls for a leader who can inspire team members to achieve their fullest potential.
People want to be guided by a person they respect, someone who has a clear sense of direction. To be that person, I’ve discovered that there are certain things an entrepreneur must be, know and do. Here are some of the things that I try to accomplish on a daily basis:
- Test the Waters: I make it a point to find out what people think about my style of management. This could be a real eye-opener for me, but it is also the key to making changes to my leadership style. I have found that a relaxing and open environment will help draw out their honest opinions.