Let’s pretend for a minute that none of our shared fears about entrepreneurship exist. You know, like how the typical life of a small business is less than five years or how difficult it is to reach profitability. Things like this can make even the most seasoned veteran’s head spin, let alone a newcomer to leadership. In yet, even with all the craziness that follows starting a business, building confidence amid chaos isn’t as hard as you’d believe.
What separates the good leaders from the greats isn’t that they’re incredibly smart or even authoritative in their approach but rather that they have a willingness to listen and learn from those around them. To some, this seems counterintuitive, since the boss should always have answers and know exactly what to do—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, the best teams are formed around fluid, open communication, which is exactly how you’re going to be able to build a confident crew.