As Aussies, we’re a bloody tough and resilient lot. However – the current bushfires catastrophe is going to test our resolve. Australia is burning and many of its citizens are hurting…and will continue to hurt long after the fires are extinguished. (Please bring on the rain!)
Now is the time to rally around those who need us and our support. Most of all, we as a national community need leadership – desperately … and presently MIA. Will we get it? Hopefully, out of the devastation and carnage will come a true leader, one who has the guts, the motivation, the moral turpitude and the willingness to stand within the community, side by side with the rest of us while we work to repair the damage done to our friends, families and neighbours.
There is an important lesson here for business owners. Every business, to be successful, needs a true leader – one with the abovementioned attributes, for starters.
Add to those the following requirements for real leaders:
No-one on this planet knows everything. Therefore, to summarise, real leaders will employ people who have the skills that they don’t have – either by hiring staff to fill skills gaps within the business and/or getting professional guidance from someone who has the skills needed.