When you are part on a leadership and advisory board, chances are that you are doing something right and have been for a while. What is a leader you might ask? To me, a leader is someone that is a friend to people but also a boss. That is a delicate line to follow, but if you can do it successfully, chances are that you will have many, many happy employees. At the end of the day, you have to remember that these are people and they need to be treated as such. They have lives outside of work and sometimes you need to be an ear to listen to them, help them, and guide them.
You also need to know when to let them know that they have to work to do and it is time to focus on the work at hand and get the job done in a timely fashion. You don’t want to be too mean, as if you are too mean, you will alienate your employees and that will cause them to be stressed out and tense. You also don’t want them to walk all over you and take advantage of you if you are too nice.
John Goullet knows how to lead a group of men and women and he knows how to be there for them at the right time, but he also knows when it is time to buckle down and get the job done in a timely fashion. This is a man that had his own company, Info Technologies, and it didn’t take them long to earn a profit of $30 million, as they would provide solutions to Fortune 500 companies as an IT staffing company.
A leader is also someone that you can look to during times of trouble and times of doubt, and you know they will have the answers and they will have a solution. You can count on them to come through, no matter what is thrown their way. There is a reason they look to him for advisement, as they know he will lead them down the right path.