The world is full of hundreds of millions of businesses. Without them, people would be forced to trade goods and services with one another, left constantly worried about whether their potential trade partners would show interest in what they currently own.
Thanks to modern-day capitalistic commerce, businesses are able to thrive, but only if their owners and operators try their hardest, have good people skills, and run into at least a tiny bit of luck along the road to success.
Vijay Eswaran, a popular business person who reached the pinnacle of business success some years ago, has his very own views on how to be successful in the world of business. Here are just a few of those uncommon yet helpful lines of thought, as provided to commercial hopefuls around the world by none other than the highly successful Mr. Vijay Eswaran.
Leading as a servant is always important
When most people hear the word “leadership,” they relate it to executives at big companies who spent the majority of their time in the workplace talking to others, telling subordinates what to do, and making successful presentations to executives of other businesses.
However, listening is a hallmark of success in leadership. The best company executives – not just in the United States, but across the entirety of the blue-and-green globe we call home – spend most of their time at work listening to others.
Servant leaders are the world’s most sought-after type, as they inherently listen to what their employees, other subordinates, and higher-ups have to say. Vijay Eswaran believes that actively acting to care about others – whether one actually cares about subordinates or not – will help improve one’s chances of demonstrating that he or she is a servant leader.
Another important, effective means of proving to others that one is a servant leader is to sacrifice one’s own goals, time, and other valuable things. Doing so will cause subordinates to look up to these managers and executives and be more willing to relinquish their time and personal effort to them.
Don’t always change what means most to one’s self
Morals and values are ideas that should hold true throughout time. Employees appreciate leaders who are never willing to act differently out of convenience or having higher chances of business success.
When subordinates see that their leaders will eagerly or reluctantly act out of line with their morals just for business goals, they resent those leaders.