The Small Business Influencers 2011 Awards from Small Business Trends was announced today on Business Insider. You can read the article and who the influencers were here. Congratulations to all of the winners.
As business leaders, while perhaps serving only local or niches, we are influencers and influenced by other people. Being a great business leader suggests that you can sit in both seats, well. While you might suggest that you can only be influenced by those who are great, who have walked the path before you, there are those, who, every day, see the holes or cracks and something that may appear to be insignificant, that could provide unique insight on how to fix it or make things better. All he or she needs is an opportunity to communicate their insight on how something could be better.