The Little Book of Leadership by Jeffrey Gitomer
If you ever have to say “I’m the boss”, then you need to study leadership.
- Become likable and believable.
- Find the right ‘fit’ for people, their work and work environment.
- Let people create their own goals, and work with them to modify the goals.
- Ensure people have clearly defined tasks that are accomplishable. And that they know where those tasks fit in with the big picture.
- Have all money matters cleared up at all times. Pay fairly, and on time.
- Encourage instead of expecting.
- Reward, and don’t be cheap about it.
- Praise effort, hard work and accomplishment. And do it often.
- Be their hero, by being dedicated, ethical and making ‘big things’ happen.
Leadership Strenght comes from understanding the leadership principles, and then executing them.
- Your life-philosophy guides your leading process.
- Your attitude affects everything and everyone around you. It determines your mood, effectiveness, thinking, actions, and your fate.
- Decisiveness comes from experience. Trust your past experience and move on. Overtime, build a firm track record of success to rely on as your experience.
- Lead by example.
- Become likable and then trusted by our team.
- Communicate clearly. Practice and prepare delivering understandable messages.
- Take responsibility for yourself and others.
- Collaborate and build collaboration within your team.
- You are measured by your words and your deeds… Do what you say you will do. And do not do what you say you will not do.
- Be lavish in your praise. Invest unmeasured time coaching and encouraging.
- Learn from both winning and losing, and move on. And take your new found experience with you.
- “Resilience is your internal force to react, respond, and recover from events and people”. Become resilient.
- Have courage, take risks. “No risk, no reward” is wrong. “No risk, no nothing”.
- Be task oriented as well as a people person. Get things done.
- Influence. “Influence comes from a base of respected authority and your ability to transfer a message, concept, idea, strategy or task in a compelling and believable manner.
- Earn other people’s respect and your reputation and legacy with single achievements piled on one another over time. Day by day.