1. Humility—Truly accept your mistakes. Speak up and share your experiences (good and bad) so that others can learn from them. None of us can build a business or achieve extraordinary goals by ourselves. We are all greater when we build on each other’s strengths and leverage the capabilities of an aligned team.
2. Self-awareness is essential—Having the ability to slow down, look in the mirror, and understand that my non-verbal cues communicate more than the actual words that come out of your mouth.
3. The concept of serving others is fundamental. Leaders must strive to do work that matters; work that makes the lives of those they serve, directly and indirectly, better. When we are able to derive joy from making those we serve a little happier, or healthier, or stronger in some way, we fulfill the true role of a leader.