As small business owners, we work hard to develop ourselves as leaders and seek role models who can help show us the way. Yet we so often hear from associates, the media and people who work for large companies about corruption in top-level executives. You know, the stuff that makes the news. Rarely do we hear about the good.
And so, when I became a Huffington Post blogger, I decided I would find 10 CEOs who could perhaps teach me (and fellow small business owners) something about effective business leadership. I was also looking for leaders who had taken measures to ensure happiness in their organization, from the top down.
After three months, I found 10 CEOs who I felt fit the bill. Moreover, I discovered five traits these leaders generally had in common. Here they are:
1. Curiosity about others: I found these CEOs to be generous with their time during our interviews. But, the generosity didn't stop with their own stories. They were all curious about me and my business as well. In fact, sometimes I didn't know who was interviewing whom! Learn the remaining five secrets.