“A leader is best when people barely know he exists when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves,” said Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.

A business leader is a person who motivates a group of people to achieve a common goal in a company. This could be someone in a position of power, such as the vice president or CEO of a large company, or the editor-in-chief of a newspaper. There may also be someone on the stairs, e.g. a team leader or sales representative. In other words, you don’t have to be a billionaire to be a leader: anyone with the right skills, regardless of their position in the company or organization, can become a leader.

Jordan Fletcher is a successful business leader and real-estate developer who has the expertise and experience to acquire, develop, and manage industrial/commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties. Jordan Fletcher also has extensive knowledge and expertise in buying and developing real estate in the highly competitive marketplace of the Niagara Region.

Here are three ways to become a professional business leader:

Develop your own leadership style:

Great leaders often have a combination of different leadership qualities such as creativity, motivation, vision, and empathy. However, the most successful leaders are able to adapt to the needs of different situations and use their diverse leadership skills to achieve their goals. Different leadership styles produce different results, and different personalities lend themselves to different leadership styles. Once you understand what type of leader you are, you will have a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and the types of communication that will make you a better leader and motivate your team to get involved.

Understand as you go:

You don’t have to go to business school to be successful in business. Don’t wait until you understand the full storyline of your future business before starting your big idea. Everyone is constantly learning as they go. When you look at someone and think, “You ruined this whole business,” look again and imagine you were in that person’s place. What thoughts and insecurities might you have in your situation? Everyone is human and everyone has doubts, even some of the most influential business leaders. Fight your self-doubt by practicing personal affirmations, maintaining a positive attitude, and educating yourself in the areas you’re trying to penetrate, and you’ll feel ready for anything.

Develop a clear mission statement:

Company management needs a vision. You need to focus on something that will keep you moving forward. Why are you doing this? Why is that important? Turn the answers to these questions into your company’s mission. A mission statement is a distillation of your company’s core values, which serve as the guiding principles that shape the company culture, overall product development goals, and overall work environment. That goes for you and the people who will work for you and with you – whatever business you decide to start, it’s important to coordinate yourself and your team on the why, why, and what.