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Leadership Principles are fundamental business principles that everyone in business must know if he or she wants to be truly successful and even go beyond being successful to reaching one’s fullest potential.

Leadership training will take your employees to the next level by enhancing their interpersonal skills, improving communication, team participation, productivity, commitment and morale while decreasing politics and confusion.


Leaders Make Extraordinary Things Happen.  A leader is a person people gladly and willingly follow.  Live your life by the the PMETH Principles, and people will gladly follow you!

bulletCharacter / Integrity / Values / Morals.  The foundation of leadership.  Without these things, you can never be a real leader.
bulletPositive Attitude.  If 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 leader.
bulletTake Responsibility.  You cannot blame others for your shortcomings and the shortcomings of YOUR team. 
bulletGive Credit.  Great leaders are always looking for opportunities to give credit to others.
bulletPassion.  If you have it, motivation is never an issue.  Passion will enable you to Make Extraordinary Things Happen.
bullet Self-Control.  If 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.
bullet Competent/Capable/Effective.  You have to possess these characteristics to be able to instill them in others.
bulletNot Judgmental.  There will be a time and place for all of us where the only judgment that matters will occur.
bullet"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.
bulletStand 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.
bulletConnecting.  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.
bulletCaring.  People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
bulletHonesty.  This is just common sense.  If you lie and cheat, people will only follow you because they have to. 
bulletCommitted.  If you aren't committed, why should your staff be?
bulletTrustworthy.  Good leaders keep their word even when it hurts.
bulletCourage.  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, courage.
bulletFollowers.  If you think you are leading but have no followers, you are only taking a walk.
bulletBalance.  You can't be a leader at work and an absentee parent or spouse.  People don't aspire to be workaholics that neglect their families and the things that really matter.   
bulletAccountability.  We always have to be accountable and hold others accountable for their results AND their behaviors.   
bulletDon'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 company. 
bulletCommunication.  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. 
bulletRespected.  People 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.
bulletInitiative.  Alway looks for ways to improve yourself and your organization.
bulletSense of Purpose.  True leaders have an innate desire to be more, be better and make a difference. 
bulletForward-Looking.  Leaders have to have a sense of direction and concern for the future.
bulletIntelligent.  The smarter you are, all other things being equal, the farther you will go. 
bulletDependable.  This one shouldn't need an explanation.
bulletStraightforward.  Say what you mean, mean what you say and never be afraid to rock the boat! 
bulletBroad-minded/Receptive.  Good leaders will tell you that some of their best ideas weren't theirs. 
bulletChallenge the Process.  Always, always challenge the process and question your convictions.
bulletFaith.  You have to know and convey that everything will always workout for the best. 
bulletPatience.  Good things come to those with patience.
bulletAdaptability.  Not all change is improvement but there can't be improvement without change.
bulletPrinciples.  If you don't stand up for your principles, people will assume you stand for nothing.  Communicate regularly the principles that you live by. 
bulletTeam Spirit.  You can't be the best you can be all by yourself. 
bulletSincerity.  Think of the phoniest person you know.  Would you follow them? 
bulletEnthusiasm.  If 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 accomplish.
bulletWe should always show consideration for others
bulletThe Golden Rule.  Always treat others how you want to be treated.
bulletDo it Right or Not at All.  Take pride in your work.
bulletAlways treat other better than they treat you. 
bulletMastering 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. 
bulletLeaders 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. 
bulletInspiring Others.  Leadership is about inspiring people to be their best; more than we are today. 
bulletCredibility.  If you don't have this, you were finished before you even got started.

People Make Extraordinary Things Happen!

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