Leadership Qualities

Why This Founder Leads Like George Washington, Not Napoleon Bonaparte

The choice to take the biggest office has more consequences than you think.
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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with the founder of CNET, Halsey Minor.

Minor emphasizes what has been important to him throughout his career as a company executive -- always "lead from the front," a phrase derived from the military. Leading from the front came in especially handy as CNET evolved from a content company into a Nasdaq 100 company. 

No doubt, the trajectory of CNET taught Minor to consider how his decisions affect others. He emphasizes that everything he chose to celebrate (or refrain from celebrating) inside his company contributed to the culture of the company. He underlines how not having the largest salary or the largest office in a company will not affect your capabilities as a leader at all. 

Minor explains that if you want an office that runs under a Napolen Bonaparte influence, you will get a Napoleon culture; if you want an office that runs under a George Washington influence, you will get a George Washington culture. 

Click play to hear more tips on leadership and company culture from Halsey Minor. 

Related: This Founder Says You Should Never 'Work' -- Only Pursue Your Hobby

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