Attributes of a Business Leader - Part 1

2009 | Sep 23 in Entrepreneurship , Podcast , Business Development , Home Page News , Leadership

By Erin Duckhorn,

podcastSome people start a business because they're passionate about a particular cause and they want their business to have an impact. Some people start a business because they are looking for a better work/life balance. Some are simply looking for more freedom...

This is what Michael Gerber spoke of when he coined the term, "The Entrepreneurial Seizure." For most people, having your own business is about being your own boss, having freedom and making your own money. But one thing people often don't consider is the idea that a business -- at it's best -- should serve as a financial asset today and in the future.

Have you thought about what your business needs to look like in order to provide you with the passive income to live the life you truly want? Do you have an exit strategy that will allow you to sell your business for top-dollar?

In the first part of this E-Myth Your Business podcast, E-Myth's President Wendy Vinson and Seminar Leader Karin Iwata discuss the common personal attributes successful business leaders possess and how those attributes help them turn intention into action.

Podcast: Wendy Vinson E-Myth's President Wendy Vinson and Seminar Leader Karin Iwata, discuss the common personal attributes of successful business leaders.

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List to the second part of this podcast here.


  1. .Mark K. says:

    Key point "Asking the Questions!"  Keeping the vision front and centre makes us ask those questions - Is this what I really, really, really want and is what I am doing getting me there?

    Great stuff as always!

    Submitted Sep 24, 2009 8:52 AM

  2. .Eric B. says:

    Wake up call on perspective, thinking in terms of business goal for the future, 5 years down the road as an example.

    Submitted Sep 24, 2009 4:06 PM

  3. .Erica K. says:

    This was very informative.  The primary words that I needed to consider was "Temporary Motivation".  It is reactionary rather than visionary.  It is enough to start the process, but not enough to sustain you through the economic testings.  Taking a closer look at my business practices, focus, and goals.

    Submitted Oct 7, 2009 11:57 AM

  4. .ramalinggam k. says:

    Powerful Stuff!  Wendy & Karin certainly speak from their vast experience in having helped many business owners. However what struck me was that many of the ideas shared in turning INTENTION into ACTION are "common sense" in nature and have been propagated by E-myth Guru Michael Gerber. What puzzles me is that Americans as compared to the Othericans have still to be `emotionally` motivated to embrace these proven success giving tools whereas we who lack the capacity and the resources are yearning for such tools to be easily accessible. What a mismatch.

    Submitted Oct 7, 2009 9:46 PM

  5. .shadrack i. says:

    Yes, real, when you turn an intention to make money into action,  you actually create business! good!

    Submitted Oct 8, 2009 12:27 PM

  6. .Eleta W. says:

    "Sustainable commitments" as described gave a name to a stumbling block that can now be defined and navigated around.  Thank you so much for this tidbit in particular. 

    Submitted Nov 4, 2009 3:58 PM

  7. .Akharoh O. says:

    The emtrepreneur seizure is really a big disease for most of us employee-turned- business owners and this interview has shed light on this. A friend of mine comes to mind as I listened to this interview. He started a business as a technician and found it difficult to transit even though I gave my copy of the e-myth revisited to read. How do you lead this kind of people. Today he is at the edge of closing

    Submitted Jan 6, 2010 11:56 AM

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