Have you ever looked at military leaders and thought to yourself that they must be very strong and wise people? The military is a great example for people that want to learn something about leadership and apply it to their lives.
An entrepreneur can really learn something from military leaders because entrepreneurs have to take charge in their business, be leaders to their team, and to have the courage to take risks. The world needs more jobs and small businesses are where jobs can be created with great leaders in charge.
Since the military is a frontrunner when it comes to knowledge of leadership skills, it would seem that entrepreneurs could really benefit from this type of training in order to have the skills and discipline to lead a team and grow a business. Here is a look at what entrepreneurs can learn from military leaders.
What main lessons could be learned from military leaders?
Entrepreneurs can’t necessarily enter boot camp and learn from military leaders to apply in their business practices, but they can take note of the skills that are learned from military leaders in order to gain these skills on their own.
Whether it requires taking a class, reading the right books, attending seminars, or otherwise, it’s important for entrepreneurs to learn about these skills that come straight from the leaders in the military:
- How to connect
- Sales and leadership
- Mission and team
- Leaders as teachers
A true entrepreneur would be a good leader because they need to be able to do anything in the business themselves and be able to lead a team. They need to be able to raise money, create a great product, develop business systems, and being willing to risk security for their freedom of working for themselves.
Other tips from military leaders
From those eight lessons from military lessons, it’s important to implement into business by first identifying what types of people you need on your team, get them excited to join the team, and then create a culture for success that everyone wants to be a part of.
The military does this by looking for individuals to be on their team, selling them on the team, and building a successful team with those people that wanted to be a part of it. An entrepreneur must find ways to unite people into a team that wants to work towards the same goal which can be a difficult task if it’s never been taught in their lifetime.
You’ve probably heard the term “always be closing” in the business world. This ABC term can be translated another way like the military which stands for “always be caring.” You can do this by defining your mission, your team, and yourself.
Leaders have to earn respect in this way whether it’s a business or the military. Being a good listener and observing in order to learn is a technique in the military because it’s more important that the leader asks questions if they are going to talk.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, a great place to start is by learning from the military what makes a great leader.