A few years ago I attended a keynote speech from Pat Williams, Senior VP of Orlando Magic. His topic was the “Thirteen Qualities of Winners”.
Williams has had an amazing amount of leadership experience in the sports world at different levels within multiple franchise organizations. Perhaps his biggest venture was establishing the Orlando Magic NBA team, which is where he was at the time of the speech.
After I reviewed his list, it became very clear that the 13 qualities he identified equally apply to business leaders. If a business leader does not have these 13 qualities, they and their business’ potential, will be limited.
I took the liberty of replacing the word “Winners” with “Successful Business Leaders” in the list of 13 qualities below. This list describes the attributes of a successful business leader!
As a new feature of Thinking Business Blog, I plan to publish a brief, one paragraph summary of the business books that I am reading. This will be a very high level synopsis of the book and what I gained from it. I will publish these summaries as I complete the books and not on a predetermined schedule. I trust you will benefit from them.
The first book I reviewed was Procrastinate on Purpose.
The second review is Bill Browder’s book, Red Notice
This is Browder’s amazing story of how he made billions of dollars as an early investor in Russia for his Hermitage Fund in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Eventually, Putin and the oligarchs took notice and targeted him, his company and staff. The story switches gears from a documentary of Browder’s investment exploits to a documentary of Browder’s attempts to get justice for his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who was illegally arrested and then beaten to death by guards while being detained in a Russian prison.