19 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 6 Aaron Barth, Assistant Aviation Director, Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth Texas: “I would say a leader has to be willing to listen. Before I speak, before I give any direction, I want to receive input from stakeholders, from employees – my employees, as well as others. Because I don’t know it all. I want to make sure I get input from others, so we can make the best, most informed decision possible. My key to any success that I’ve had is to be able to listen and lean on the experience of others, so we can make well-rounded decisions.” Dan Schebler, County Administrator, Santa Rosa County, Florida: “The ability to focus on the long-term and the strategic vision. And make sure that the day-to- day distractions don’t detract from your ability to get those things done.” Shance Sizemore, CEO Bedford Chamber of Commerce, Bedford, Indiana: “I think, ultimately, as leaders, we have to understand who we’re leading and maximize their skills. At the end of the day, we can’t do everything. And while some of us want to pretend like we know it all, the best trained Power Question What are the best qualities of a good, effective leader?