|Character / Integrity
/ Values / Morals. The
foundation of leadership. Without these things, you
can never be a real leader.|
you have a negative attitude, people will not want
to be around you let alone follow you,
and if you don't have followers, you are not a
You cannot blame others for
your shortcomings and the shortcomings of YOUR team.
Credit. Great leaders are always looking for opportunities to
give credit to others.|
If you have it, motivation is never an issue.
Passion will enable you to Make Extraordinary Things
you can't keep it together, or have anger management
issues, people will not respect you, and we
typically don't follow those we don't respect.|
have to possess these characteristics to be able to
instill them in others.|
There will be a time and place for all of us where
the only judgment that matters will occur.|
|"Can Do" Attitude. Leaders
are able to make things happen. Leaders never
say "it can't be done." Leaders find a way to
make it happen.|
|Stand on Principles. If you
don't stand up for your principles, it assumed you
stand for nothing. If you desire for your life
to have meaning, then you must choose some
principles to live by.|
|Connecting. This is
critical. Leadership is about relationships.
If you don't not take the time to get to know your
constituents, you will not be able to reach your
full potential and neither will they. |
|Caring. People don't care
how much you know until they know how much you care.|
|Honesty. This is just
common sense. If you lie and cheat, people
will only follow you because they have to.
|Committed. If you
aren't committed, why should your staff be?|
|Trustworthy. Good leaders keep
their word even when it hurts.|
|Courage. Courage to
do what is right. Courage to rock the boat.
Courage to stand up for what you believe in.
Courage to question your convictions. Courage
to challenge the process. Courage, courage,
If you think you are leading but have no followers,
you are only taking a walk.|
|Balance. You can't
be a leader at work and an absentee parent or
People don't aspire to be workaholics that neglect
their families and the things that really matter.
always have to be accountable and hold others
accountable for their results AND their behaviors.
|Don't Treat Unequals Equally.
Leaders foster a merit-based culture rather than an
entitlement-based culture. If you treat top
performers the same as you treat the mediocre
performers, eventually the top performer will be a
mediocre performer or a top performer with another
Communicate, communicate, communicate. Don't
leave your people guessing and speculating!
This only distracts them and decreases their
productivity. Be open and honest with what is
going on in your organization and their careers.
have to respect you in every sense of the word not
just intellectually. Do you keep your
word? Do you give credit or take credit?
Are you on time for meetings? Is your attire
neat and professional? Does your walk match
your talk? People have to respect you in every
sense of the word.|
looks for ways to improve yourself and your
|Sense of Purpose.
True leaders have an innate desire to be more, be better
and make a difference. |
Leaders have to have a sense of
direction and concern for the future.|
|Intelligent. The smarter you are, all
other things being equal, the farther you will go.
|Dependable. This one
shouldn't need an explanation.|
what you mean, mean what you say and never be afraid to rock the boat!
Good leaders will tell you that some of their best
ideas weren't theirs. |
|Challenge the Process.
Always, always challenge the process and question your convictions.|
|Faith. You have to
know and convey that
everything will always workout for the best.
things come to those with patience.|
all change is improvement but there can't be
improvement without change.|
|Principles. If you
don't stand up for your principles, people will assume
you stand for nothing. Communicate regularly
the principles that you live by. |
|Team Spirit. You
can't be the best you can be all by yourself.
|Sincerity. Think of
the phoniest person you know. Would you follow
people are going to follow us, we are going to have
to be enthusiastic about where we are going and what we are trying to
|We should always show consideration for others.
|The Golden Rule. Always treat others how you want
to be treated.|
|Do it Right or Not at All.
Take pride in your work.|
|Always treat other better than
they treat you. |
|Mastering the Art of Public
Speaking. Many leaders do not like to
speak publicly but the great ones learn to do it and
do it well. |
|Leaders are not conflict
avoiders. Real leaders say what's on their
mind and they move on. Leaders aren't afraid
to ruffle feathers. Leaders don't choose
their battles. |
Leadership is about inspiring people to be their
best; more than we are today. |
|Credibility. If you
don't have this, you were finished before you even
People Make Extraordinary Things Happen!