Leadership Qualities to have Before You're 30 #drjohnaking

29 Leadership Qualities you Should Have Before Hitting your Thirties

I periodically try to share things that I’m reading that are having an impact on me…this is one of those.Leadership Qualities to have Before You're 30 #drjohnaking

Nicole Smart has written a great article. Nicole reflects on the biggest lessons she’s learned leading a startup a year before her 30th birthday.

Here are just some of the highlights….make sure you check out the full article at the link.

Hard work beats traditional education. I don’t mean to suggest that there’s no point in a traditional education, but rather that if you have not had a formal education, hard work still pays off.

No job is too insignificant.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Things won’t always work out the way you expect, but freaking out won’t help.

It’s lonely at the top. Sounds clichéd, I know. But it’s true: the harder you work toward career goals, the less time you may have for keeping up with friends and making yourself available for short-notice plans.

Know that it’s not always the early bird that gets the worm. It’s always the tenacious one. If you fail, try again. Keep trying. Keep improving. Keep learning. Staying with the problem, working to conquer the insurmountable, will result in success.


Love your parents. I’ve found that in my toughest and my most celebratory times, my parents have been a great source of support, knowledge, encouragement and comfort. You’ll never get another set — love them!

Make time for love… romantic and platonic. We need love and companionship, and it’s a must to keep ourselves in balance.

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