We expect modern managers to be numerate and analytical. We educate and train them to be so.
Yet when we look at entrepreneurs we see something else. We see creativity and passion.
Which of these are the best qualities to have?
Of course, I have given you a false dilemma. The answer is that really successful business leaders have both analytical and creative skills: they also have passion. They care about what they do; they care deeply about what they achieve. They will make errors and misjudgements but their inner belief, their passion will drive them on to rectify their mistakes, to improve their judgement and their results.
Think about what you do. If you don’t care about what you do, you are unlikely to succeed. If you don’t have the passion, you are in the wrong job – or the wrong organisation.