It’s fair to say that when you work
with amazing leaders and executives you notice what does and doesn’t work in
the long-term. It isn’t necessarily personal habits or intrinsic
characteristics that will determine your success. Instead, it is all about your
What does behavior really mean? It’s
all about how you communicate, how you react to stressful situations, how you
interact with the people around you, the attitude you have in dealing with
clients and colleagues, how hard you work, and whether you are disciplined, and
You may know some dysfunctional
people who have gained success, but eventually these behaviors will catch up
with them and result in self-destruction. Just have a look at the 5 behaviors
that you will never see in highly
Dealing with high pressure and
stressful situations in the business world are a common occurrence. Things
can’t always go according to plan, and they often go horrifically wrong. It’s
just part of the territory. What highly successful people don’t do is panic. If you can’t override that adrenaline spike and
stay calm during a crisis, you’re not going to last long.
While passion is a massive driver in
success, you can take it too far. When you cross the line from passion into an
over the top fanatic- your energy and passion starts to work against you. It
results in flawed reasoning, poor decision making, and a skewed perception of
When you are truly driven to achieve
greatness, you have one fundamental truth: it’s going to be a long haul, and
it’s going to be a lot of hard work. That’s why highly successful people are so
disciplined, and highly focused. A lot of people are slackers, and quite
simply, it’s why they don’t go on to achieve great things.
Okay, so we may all start out with a wide eyed, gullible approach in the business
world. However, the sooner you turn skeptical the savvier you become, and the
better your chance at succeeding. Why is this true? Suckers don’t succeed.
Highly successful people question everything and will always trust, verify, and
consider the source.
Thin skinned people do not make great
leaders, nor do they tend to be highly successful. They drive themselves crazy
with every little criticism, and obsess over every comment that offends or
That makes the business word a
difficult place to exist for the oversensitive and thin skinned. That’s why
seriously great business leaders often have a sense of humility, and a good
sense of humor. While life may be serious, you can’t take yourself too seriously.
Additionally, when you can’t handle
your emotions and act out you transfer that energy to the people around you,
and it makes everyone miserable.