A tablet and 1,000 Twitter followers does not make you a leader. Being a great business leader requires a mindset that not everyone can adopt. The team at Universal Events, Inc. shares what the best business leaders avoid so you can assess your leadership potential. 1. Being Something They Are Not If an image does not come naturally, do not adopt it. You need to be yourself as you are not a product to be branded. Think about and promote your ideas. It actually is not all about you. 2. Working Only for the Money Passion keeps the work going at first because there is not much money. You need to first believe in your idea and then income follows. Complaining about a lack of money will not produce it and may even hold you back. 3. Being Light on Commitment You cannot make an idea work if you only commit to it half way. While your enterprise develops, you need to be deeply involved and that often means little time off. This is a plunge, not a few moments of exposure. 4. Ruled by Fear Great business leaders are optimistic. Goals do not materialize without risk and fear often stops people from taking those risks. So, in the presence of fear, overcome with reason and instinct. 5. Proceed with Delusions The best ideas start out small and sustainable. While some developments start with a large vision that is not a requirement for success. Great business leaders start with a combination of realism and optimism. They let the idea speak for itself and give full time to its development. To become a great business leader yourself, you need to be prepared to make the same commitment.