Leadership is an inherent trait found in those who are able to balance passion and compassion. People often forget the that in order to become a great leader you must inspire others authentically, while being compassionate around circumstances that may hinder someones ability to effectively execute against expectations.
This is a unique blend, but you can not have one without the other for a sustained period of time. There are many other qualities leaders need to have, but these are the ones that are at the core of having true, authentic leadership where others believe and follow the path you have carved.
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Bryan Smeltzer is a successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. In addition, Mr. Smeltzer founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm. He currently oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with both start-ups and established brands to empower their businesses to think different, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.