Successful Leaders Never Tolerate These 5 Traits #Success #Leadership


By Josh Okello

It would be fallacious to say that all entrepreneurs share a common DNA. However, most entrepreneurs will agree with me that their success came as a result of incessant practice of what could be termed as success rituals. These are the constant un-transformable believes and practices that guide one on a journey to mega achievements. Other entrepreneurs and leaders also have permanent don’ts that define their character. All entrepreneurs and leaders should have at least these 5 don’ts in their organization.


Regrets means that you are engaged to the past than you are to the present. Regrets can only ground you and keep your vision myopic blocking you from visualizing better opportunities ahead. Shake the past off but learn from history. It is also important to understand that the efforts that have brought you thus far are not the same as the ones you will apply to take you where your vision and dreams direct you.


I once heard of a common pun that goes; “an idle mind is a devils work shop.” there it is, you read it from the wise so do not be idle. Think of things that need to be changed. Do the work you have pending even if it means sweeping the office. Write a blog if you want to get your mind away from work. Build your social media platform. Never sit doing nothing unless it is your time to meditate.

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How is your work place looking? Take a minute and look around you? Do you have papers all over your desk? Coffee cups that needs to be thrown away or cleaned? Books that are not arranged, open envelops that litter your work space? Be organized. It is really hard to think wide and deep if your work place is in a mess. Instead of stressing about it, take initiative to clean it even if it means taking 30 minutes of your time every-day. Be neat, it rewards.

Settle for Less

Settling for less means that you under-value your efforts and that greatness is not quite what you want in life. You cannot build competency if all you do is mediocre. Mediocrity slowly builds to mega failure because it involves being satisfied with less.  In my second book “Natural Laws of Success” I said that “mediocre success means mediocre failure.”

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Impossibility is a sweet word to use before the onset of a task and often times great opportunities are the ones that are highly considered impossible. Try and do something even if it means not doing it well. There is a difference between being imperfect and mediocre achievement. If you are trying your best and giving it all yet the results are not to the expected par, which is understandable. One needs to try and find out why that is so and rectify it.

© Joshua Okello 2015.

Joshua Okello is a B.A graduate in Business Administration, International Development and Philosophy. He is also the author of the book Strategies of Entrepreneurial Leadership He has exceptional skills in organizing, coordinating projects and capacity building initiatives with key emphasis on livelihood programs; microfinance through savings and credit led models; business development services and entrepreneurial leadership. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Succeed Africa Relief Organization, a Canadian Christian Organization geared towards giving hope and transformation in lives of the chronically poor in Africa.

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