The Visionary Chronicles Podcast
Leadership | Traits of Successful Leaders
“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Wisdom from John D. Rockefeller
Being a great Leader entails so much more than talent alone, you must be authentic, passionate, engaging, and compassionate.
With each of these traits, authentication is a common thread that separates true leaders from those who are just faking it, and eventually, it catches up with them.
Yes, talent is key, but being authentic is what unlocks someone getting on a path to true leadership. Being a consistently great Leader is being able to consistently provide a Vison, a path to the Future, and is a beacon to light the way for others to follow. This is a true measure of becoming a Leader, one others will follow passionately and enthusiastically even though the road may be difficult. Being able to lead while others are in stress, will provide guidance for others to grow, and allow them to take the reigns for the next generation.
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.