This article is cross posted on Forbes.com.
Many entrepreneurs have always wanted to be the leader.
Unfortunately, many small business owners want to be the leader or nothing at all. This is why so many leave large organizations and strike out on their own. In this case, as the founder and the first employee, they reason that they will always be the leader by default!
We all know that strong leaders are essential to business success. Whenever there is a group of people, it takes leadership for a team to work together. By definition, someone has to lead while others need to follow. Without a leader, there is only chaos. However, do not mistake the leader only for the person shouting orders to their team members or the one working 100 hours a week. The leader isn’t always the person out front leading the charge or taking all the credit.