Top 10 Lessons in Leadership from Elon Musk

Randy Ottinger, Executive Vice President at Kotter International, said of Elon Musk: “Elon Musk is an inventor and builder wrapped into one; kind of like a combination of Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs on steroids.” Assuredly, Musk is a magnificent one-of-a kind leader in today’s changing world. In her Predictive Success article, Top 10 in Leadership, author, Kelly-Ann Lahey shares Musk’s top 10 lessons in leadership.

Lesson  #1. Lead by Example
Lesson  #2. Lead with Purpose
Lesson  #3. Be Creative
Lesson  #4. Be Collaborative
Lesson  #5. Encourage Innovation
Lesson  #6. Be Decisive
Lesson  #7. Be Comfortable with Change
Lesson  #8. Hire Carefully
Lesson  #9. Set Exceptionally High Standards
Lesson #10. Put the Right People in the Right Role

Musk’s lessons reflect his life learning from his personal experience of leadership. He has gone through the harsh realities of difficulties and failures to understand how each of these lessons has impacted his career and life and how they can affect others. His selfless sharing of these lessons allows both him and the recipient to continue to learn the lessons of leadership through his new-found perspectives. May his lessons serve as seeds to each of us to further grow and develop our own leadership skills, talents and knowledge that we, too, can be “an inventor and builder wrapped into one.”

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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