The well-known cliche, “It takes all kinds,” might be truest when talking about CEOs and business owners. When it comes to businesses large and small, the men and women who run them couldn’t be more diverse. The type of personality it takes to run a successful gym or health club is not going to be the same as the type of personality it takes to run a popular bakery or florist shop. The world is full of different passions and temperates, but there IS one trait ALL successful CEOs/business owners have in common… They’re always learning!
“In the 1990s, systems scientist Peter Senge popularized the concept of learning organizations: groups that are engaged in perpetual journeys of self-education. One discipline practiced within such organizations is ‘personal mastery,’ which Senge described as a distinct kind of proficiency that is associated with a vocation or calling. ‘People with a high level of personal mastery are acutely aware of their ignorance, their incompetence, their growth areas,’ wrote Senge. ‘And they are deeply self-confident.’ That is the paradox of successful entrepreneurs – they are flawed but fearless” and always open to new ways of doing things.
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