Entreleaders Are Powerful – part 1

“To be a real Entreleader you have to realize you have great power but seldom use it.”  

-Dave Ramsey   

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This reminds me of a lesson I learned from a mentor of mine who started his career at an accounting firm we all know.  Through his position at this firm he often found himself at board type meetings with very powerful people.  Over time he noticed something particular about how these people with great power conducted themselves in large meetings.  Something that I felt was not obvious or intuitive to a young entrepreneur with new found position and power – but maybe it was just me.  He told me that he noticed most people with real power and authority rarely made definitive statements.  That is they rarely wielded it.  Instead they would mostly listen and ask great questions (two other classic leadership traits that I’m still working on).  Interesting.

 A takeaway from Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey.

 

Why do you suppose they did this?  

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It All Starts With You

“As the lead entrepreneur know that it all starts with you, you are the head of the organization
and whatever is going on in the head will affect the body.”

-Dave Ramsey

 

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When I was sixteen I finally got the chance to work on the roof with my father’s team.  I remember the night before I was to go on my first job he pulled me aside.  He looked me straight in the eyes and with force he told me “Michael, when you are up there, work hard, because you are going to set the pace for the team.  No one will work harder than the owner’s son.”  Even though I was not the lead entrepreneur, I was his son and that was enough to affect the body.  This is just one example of a much larger principle – the head affects the body.

 

 A takeaways from Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey.

Comments re: good books, takeaways, stories, and/or lessons learned would be the coolest but anything is cool.