Being a leader is more than sitting at the head of the table. It's creating a vision that inspires others to work toward. As a startup leader, your task is to create that vision and keep your team motivated to achieve it.

Much like the candidates in the current election, your job as an entrepreneur is to stir people up to campaign and to come out to vote for their vision of the future. Each of the candidates possess traits of great leaders and drawbacks to good leadership.

Trump's top-down style could stifle the creativity of his followers, Clinton's search for consensus could risk important projects, and Obama, the current leader of the pack, has been widely criticized on his ability to follow through on his vision. And much like candidates in elections, your leadership style, the way you present and execute on your vision, has a lot to do with the success of your startup.

Are you the kind of leader your startup needs? While you're thinking on that, consider these important qualities of company success and how leadership impacts them: Read More...