PRLog - July 19, 2012 - TORONTO -- With the recent death of Steven Covey, the author of ’7 Habits of Highly Successful people’, I wanted to create a post that focuses on successful CEOs and their behaviors. It is mainly about their behaviors and characteristics, whether your a small business owner or a start up trying to grow, you can learn from this behaviours. So without further ado:
6 behaviors of successful people
1. Create your company
It often becomes that people around you have a major influence or a subliminal impact in your daily routines and habits.
Successful people know that the type of people they want to associate with are the ones with similar mindset. People with ambition and determination tend to have positive influences on other people and vice versa.
The company you keep should be thought about, from your friends to co-workers. By thinking about people logically of how they impact your character, you can keep in touch with them, reduce the amount of time spent with or cut them loose.
2. Own up to it
Successful people know that if its their mistake, they admit it. You won`t hear that the economy or someone else is to blame with them.
The typical response of a poorly managed team:
“She could not get the job done so we failed”
where as a top performer would say
“I did not lead that person properly”
By admitting their mistake, it is a harsh reminder whether it is large or small. Either way, they will learn from it and remember the next time about this incident.
Everyone fails, it is about getting up and trying again.That is the border of success.
3. Fill Time
Often when you have time allocated to do a task, it can easily take the entire allocated time block to fill it. However, by prioritizing items, successful CEOs know that you can effective push it out through the door faster with no bull.
“I walk out of this office every day at 5:30 so I`m home for dinner with my kids at 6:00…”
-Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Successful people will grab time by the horns and do the most important items to get it out through the doors. If it takes 2 hours to do a 4 hour project, don`t let it fill you up, take the time to complete the task for how long it takes, not how long it should take. Prioritize and get it done.
It is often found that by serving and giving, there is great aid in that to their career.
By serving more, you are putting yourself out there and asking to take on more responsibilities. This way you are creating more oppurtunities and leverage this ability for future benefit.
Although it can be difficult at times to do more, but with this advantage you learn new skills, are able to impress and foster new relationships.
Success is not a one way street where anyone who jumps on a ship can expect to sail across easily. It is often a complex array of ups and downs.
You need to constantly persist through obstacles as they come, and it will come, just a question of when. To grow and keep growing, you need to reach levels that can only be achieved by climbing.
At the same time the plateaus are also obstacles in itself. Once the plateau has been reached, there is a comfort zone.
If the comfort zone is not addressed, then there can be no growth for success. One must always strive to persist for success.
Simply by doing what you need to do is not enough, stepping outside the box is what is needed to succeed. By coming up with new ideas and improvements can foster new levels of development to increase your career and your company.
By always listening, observing and asking questions, it can lead to many connections being made. This is what is needed to solve problems and improve on existing systems and models.
If there is no improvement, there is stagnation and that can lead to fatality of a CEO or worse, the company itself.