Firstly, you have to be impartial and with a level head. Especially in hiring, this is very important. Emotions have to be well controlled as often they impact negatively on the success of your business venture. Many people who are starting businesses for the first time find themselves choosing relatives or friends over candidates that are more qualified and then regretting later.
In some instances, others choose the employees because of their tribes, religion, or personal beliefs. That is a sure ingredient to failure. Impartiality means that the leader looks at the most qualified person based on a preset criterion and gets to choose only the employee that achieves the most scores based on that.
But we can not communicate the same to our team members or employees. They have to have a clear picture of the direction you want them to take and their roles at every point in the journey towards a business venture that is successful.
Another important quality of a good leader is the ability to motivate, and the same case applies for one at the helms of a business venture. Such a person has to be able not only to make others motivated, but also to motivate himself or herself when they are feeling weary and are almost giving up. It escapes most of us that in business everything is not always rosy- at least not all the time. After all even roses have thorns.
You should know your team well as this would really help in motivation. Know the members and their strengths, weaknesses; their likes, dislikes ad what inspires them. Importantly, your team includes yourself. You will find the motivation to be easier when you are clear with what you are saying, humorous and understand your team members well.
They say that if you want to go fast move alone but if you want to go far walk with others. Leaders are often tempted to do most of the things themselves so that it comes out exactly as they want. If you are looking for another sure way to fail, then that is a sure way to.
Every successful business venture has reliable leaders who understand the concept of delegation. They take the time to understand the strong points and the weaknesses of those they are working with, and then, creatively use it to organize their teams such that all members are working both effectively and comfortably.