Being an entrepreneur calls for you to develop and practice leadership skills to guide and inspire your team.

To assist you in remaining calm and collected throughout business challenges, here are a few mantras to help cut through the chaos. With a little repetition these mantras will soon become a natural part of your thought processes, keeping you on a healthy and sustainable growth path.

Doing vs leading

Leaders who connect with their company, its strategies and its people find it far easier to achieve goals than those who don’t. More often than not, business leaders get caught up in their travel schedules, meetings and day-to-day activities, and neglect to communicate with their teams. Make it your priority to connect with and inspire those who work with you, and ensure that you are never too busy ‘doing’ and not ‘leading.’

Steady your reactions

Achieving goals within timeframes determines measurable success. However, in the event of things not going to plan, it is necessary to steady your reactions. As a leader, it is important not to let your ‘need to succeed’ unduly influence your reactions and decisions in day-to-day events. Therefore, remember to keep calm when the unforeseen happens and plan proactively to counter such events.

Express appreciation

When you are in the thick of things, it is easy to overlook the contributions of your employees and teammates. Expressing appreciation for hard work and dedication is an essential leadership quality that motivates others to deliver their best. Always take a moment to acknowledge efforts as it can be the most rewarding experience for your employees and yourself!

At Worq, we believe in delivering a creative and collaborative environment to facilitate the growth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial enterprises. With co-working spaces ranging from our PODs to Executive Suites, paired with essential Worq-perks, we offer the ideal space for your brand to flourish. To join our tribe contact Deron Howard at

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