Leaders come in all backgrounds, styles, education level, and experience, and identifying an effective leader can sometimes be a daunting task. There are specific traits the enable a leader to be effective and even non-effective. An effective leader does not only increase his or her business but supports the employees and other leaders as he or she grown and learn, as well. Sadly an ineffective leader may improve his or her business, but the cost could be large employee turnover, unhappy employees, and poorly managed processes (Wang, 2010).
Pearse Lyons is the founder and president of Alltech, headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Born, raised, and education in Ireland, Lyons came to the United States in 1974 to start a business. He did a great deal of research before immigrating and decided that Kentucky was the best place because of the rich agriculture.