To lead successfully you must first know how to follow.
A Leader has more responsiblity to those being led, than those being led have to the leader.
Be a Resource and a Servant ™ to those you lead.
Make people more successful because of your involvement with them than they would have been without it.
Work from facts more.
There are so many things that you cannot control. Focus on the things that you can: Your feelings, The attitude you display, Your actions, Your words
Provide a compelling Vision of what can be.
There is nothing positive about being negative.
You do not get ahead by bringing others down.
Liberate from the status quo.
Provide a Line of Sight.
Get opinions from those you lead. Speak to them. It will widen your view and make them feel more important. People want to be important and appreciated.
Elicit contribution and facilitate collaboration.
People decide who they follow. They always have a reason: Trust, Respect, Value, Vision, Appreciation are all reasons of someone engaged. Following the boss becasue they can be fired means it is just a job.
A good Leader inspires people to do things and get things done.
A Leaders attitude gets reflected and magnified, whether it is positive or negative.
Being positive when others are negative is a competitive advantage.
Fear fear. Fear inhibits action and thinking.
The way you speak will become reality.
Have a good filter for your tongue. Always be careful about what you say and the words you use.
Optimisum is a force multiplier. Negativism is a force divider.
Once you communicate something it is out there. You cannot take it back.
Value and respect those you lead.
Have commitment with a passion.
Deligation is assigning a task. Empowerment is giving responsibility.
Never think that you have all the answers. Quality people will not follow someone long who thinks they know all the answers to everything.
Motivate vs. Inspire?
Respond vs. React?
Prioritize. You nor those you lead can do everything at once, nor can they do everything.
All turnover is not bad. A 10% change, at a minimum, every 1 - 3 years is probably a good thing.
People want to be successful. They want to be accountable. Is success possible without accountability?
Create change. Business strength is gained from working out. Change is the weights.
Trust begets Trust. Respect begets Respect. A Leader cannot demand them. They must be earned.
Desire vs. Action?
Want vs. Need?
Those being led have discretionary energy. They give it because they care and are engaged in what they are doing.
A Leader must make a decision when a decision is critically needed.
Do not violate core competency.
Alignment. Those being led need to understand how everything they do moves the organization forward. They will do things better, if it is important and they know the purpose.
If something is important there will be accountability. It will be checked. Part of leading is being in the 'checking' business and providing accountability.
Assist those being led in achieving their goals.
Leaders are most effective when they are focused.
Introduce people to each other daily.
Share information daily.
Show compassion daily.
Make those that you lead important.
Establish transparent expectations. It cannot be expected if it is not known.
Be a student of those you lead and be a student of people in general. Anticipate how they will respond. Put those you lead into the best situation possible for them to be successful and also accomplish the organizations objectives.
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