Entrepreneurs often take the leadership positions in their own companies, but does this make them a leader? Being a great entrepreneur doesn't necessarily mean that someone will be a great leader but the entrepreneur must take the leadership role seriously to ensure business continuity.
This will require not just the passion and dedication that makes an individual successful as an entrepreneur but it also requires developing a leadership mindset to help build relationships and accomplish results through others.
Hiring will probably be one of your most important roles and the individuals you hire will look to to you as leader for guidance and direction. As a result, you may need to shift your thinking from that mindset that made you successful as an entrepreneur in the first place. This is difficult but the business required you to have an entrepreneurial mindset, your employees will be looking for a leader.
It is important for you to develop a leadership mindset to help you navigate the challenges you will face in your role as leader. Thankfully, there are resources available to help you do that, seek them out and use them.