What Every Leader Should Aspire To

“Always bet on the jockey not the horse.”

It was a quick answer to a tough question that I thought would elicit a longer response. This gem was provided by a mentor of mine; a man that had years of successful business investments under his belt. It was his takeaway; his nugget of knowledge from all of the years of doing deals and it had made him very prosperous.

As I began to chew on what he just said, I realized how much I loved the mantra. The health, the industry, and or the potential scalability of a business were important when he invested in it, but without the right jockey leading the charge those things didn’t matter. This man bet on leaders.

Regardless of if you are a CEO, executive, first line manager, or aspiring leader, there is a valuable lesson in this. Aspire and work towards being that “can’t miss” jockey. Here are 5 ways you can become a better and more attractive jockey.

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