Transcript of "10 Leadership Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg"
Mark Zuckerberg, over the years, has become one of the most influential
people in the world. As the founder and creator of Facebook, Mark has
forever made the world a smaller place. No matter your age, follow your
dreams and pursue the things that you are passionate about. Here are
the 10 lessons we can learn from Mark Zuckerberg.
1. Get revenge on your exes.
There is no better feeling than getting revenge on those who doubted you.
Is there a feeling better than knowing that your ex has to live with the fact
that you made it? Not only that you made it, but your product is used
everywhere and all the time, which is a constant reminder to them.
2. Don’t be intimidated by the board room.
Many times you will be facing an intimidating VC chair who has the power
to change your company with one check. Just because they are older and
have more experience than you does not mean you have to succumb to
their wishes. Have a firm stance and understand what your idea is worth.
Never under any circumstance sell yourself short.
3. Do what you’re passionate about.
If you can find the thing that makes you work hard and actually doesn’t
make you miserable while doing it, then you have found the golden key
to life. It is true when they say if you work on what you love, you never
have to work a day in your life. Find your passion and stick to it.
4. Leadership is the quality that will bring the best out of the people around you.
Your biggest role is to get everyone around you to believe in one common
goal. Your job is halfway done if you can convince those around you that
they should work just as hard as you for a unified purpose. If you can get
your workers to be just as passionate about your idea as they would be
working for themselves, then you, my friend, have succeeded as CEO.
5. Be the CEO and make sure everyone around you knows it.
When it’s decision time, your word is final, if it weren’t, you wouldn’t be
CEO. Also it is imperative that as CEO, you are a personification of your
company; therefore, you must act appropriately because everything
you do is a representation of what your company stands for.
6. You are only as strong as the team around you.
Hire people as smart or smarter than you. You want people around you
who can challenge your idea in a thought-provoking manner. People
who will help you develop your ideas by finding faults in them and build
them that will bring about great success in your endeavors.
7. Don’t be fazed by the opinions of those around you.
With your ability to think differently, people will not, generally, understand
the depth and complexity of your ideas. You must realize that people don’t
see your idea the way you do. Don’t let these people get you down, at the
end of the day it’s your word vs. theirs. This is a true test of your character.
8. There is no excuse for non-commitment.
If you have someone dragging their feet or bringing the company down then
it is your responsibility to cut them out. You may have been best friends
since the time you were born, but in this business world no one cares
about friendships, it’s all about your ability to produce. Unfortunately this is
the truth and no one wants to be responsible for dead weight.
9. Don’t let anyone tell the story of you.
Most people allow the outside world to influence their actions and, in
the end, they actually end up working for someone rather than being
their own individual. Think differently. In the long run, this will help you
deal with any obstacles that may come your way.
10. You need to have a ‘go big or go home’ attitude.
Nothing in this world is going to come easily. You are going to have to
work for it. You must understand that you have to go big or go home.
You will get destroyed in this world if you have a soft attitude. Go out
there and get it; do not be easily discouraged. Know that you must put
all your efforts into projects if you want them to be successful.
Mark has showed us that the entrepreneurial spirit is burning in
each and everyone of us, but it is our job to find it and develop it
into what we feel is a suitable lifestyle for us. So pick the
lesson above, and then take action on it.
Thank You Very Much
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