HOW DO YOU DEFINE LEADERSHIP?
Patrick Sheffers: Leadership is the act of driving a committed mission, and continuously delivering positively to better a group or organization.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION THAT YOU CAN MAKE AS A LEADER IN YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Patrick: The biggest and most important decision I make every day is to remain positive. You can’t always control what comes at you, but you can control how you react. Staying positive helps me focus and be efficient. It also affects the people around you and allows you to lead through example.
WHAT IS ONE MISTAKE YOU OFTEN SEE OTHER LEADERS MAKING?
Patrick: I have seen leaders who do not pay particular attention to emotional intelligence really damage the trust that people have in them. One of the most harmful things you can do as a leader is to lose control of yourself.