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Future Business Leader Scholarship

In your opinion, what are the essential traits of a successful business leader? Describe the business environment in which you envision your future and how you will be successful in your chosen role. Being a business leader isn’t that easy of a job. The job isn’t easy mostly because a business leader must be versatile and very open-minded when working as a leader. I myself would one day like to be a business leader and I’m very aware of how important it is to be well-rounded. There are many characteristics a leader must fill but there are some that are more essential than others. Reliability is an important characteristic to have as a person but especially as a business leader. In the business world there are going to be many meetings to attend, events to schedule, and possibly closing business deals. All of these tasks require reliability. There are always going to be people depending on one another to get certain tasks accomplished and if the person is always consistent it makes the person more trustworthy of being reliable. In my opinion it takes a lot of time for someone to be seen as reliable Secondly originality is another characteristic a business leader must have. In the business world people may feel the need to conform due to the fact that it is expected everyone act a certain way. In my opinion I believe originality is important to anything you want to accomplish and when accomplishing those goals we must remember to stay true to ourselves. Many of us are all going on different journeys to get where we want to go in life and I believe we must remember as Steve Jobs once said “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Leaders must create their own road and it is impossible to do so when they are following someone else’s road. Many people don’t realize the world’s most successful people were told to not be different and the ones that chose to be themselves ended up being most successful. For example we have all heard of Picasso and most of us if not all have seen his abstract work. If you look back in that time period no one was willing to try something different and make their own. Picasso was one of very few that ignored people’s opinions and created what he believed was art. He remained true to himself which is why he is still remembered today. The fact that Picasso remained himself is why he became such a successful artist. Being a successful business leader requires the