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5 Qualities The Best Leaders in Business Tend To Have

When it comes to increasing the number of women in business and leadership, there seems to be an overwhelming concern holding people back. Frequently, people believe they don’t have what it takes to succeed in business or be a leader...

The industry might seem intimidating or completely alien, but realistically, you probably have a lot of key personality traits that determine business success and good leadership without even realising it!

Our Alchemy Academy team have spent decades as business consultants in a range of industries and we work with hundreds of business as business coaches and non -exec directors.  We have curated a list of 5 qualities the best people in business tend to have- speaking from our experience!



The worst people in business are those who are not passionate about what they do. If you have an idea that you really believe in, or are passionate enough to develop a start up, you are already halfway to success. If you have the passion to support your work, you’ll naturally be more efficient, more productive and more resourceful with your opportunities. Apathetic leaders do not inspire a team to do their best nor do they highlight the company values quite as well as a passionate leader!



Intuition is an incredible skill to have in business. Business managers have to make a lot of decisions and actively seek opportunities and partnerships. Someone who can follow their nose and go with their gut will have a much easier time being a leader than someone who is naturally indecisive.



Business does not always go to plan. Holding on to an original strategy and allowing no flexibility will only hold you back in the long run. Open-mindedness allows business leaders to adapt strategies, make the most of any approach and take advantage of new ideas and effective solutions. It's all about your business mindset.



Success is rarely immediate! Even when a person has a life-changing idea (look at the social media empires), they still had to take the time to graft, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and improve. Impatient people in business not only tend to rub people up the wrong way, but also tend to make rash or poor decisions, whereas those with patience are excellent business leaders. Hire the right people for your business , network at the right events and strike when your business is the best it can be!



The people with the most success are those who never stop being curious. Self-reflection and the willingness to learn keeps people on their toes. As a leader, if you accept that you can always learn more and improve your business skills, you’ll stay at the top of your field. That’s why we’ve developed a range of services for business owners, from one to one consultations and strategies for future-proofing your business.


At Alchemy Academy, we have our own years of experience developing ourselves as  world-class business leaders and growing our own companies and other peoples. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we know what it takes to develop confidence and presence as a leader. Whether you need to learn new skills through business training, a new business strategy or a one on one consultation with an experienced business coach, we can help.

Find out more about how you can learn, build and grow your business on our website today.




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