Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thoughts on Leadership - Part 2

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”
John Kenneth Galbraith

11.     We must never build pyramids in our own honor.  We must not fall victim to pompous, self-serving practices.

12.     Beware of the treacherous person who pledges loyalty in public then spreads discontent in private. Make every effort to identify and remove them.  Leaders are often betrayed by those they trust most.

13.     Do not delegate an assignment and then attempt to manage it yourself-you will make an enemy of the overruled subordinates.

14.     Worthy leaders accept full responsibility for all assignments-even those they have delegated to their subordinates.

15.     A wise leader expands his influence and ability to serve the company only through the art of delegation.

16.     Know that your most worthy efforts will be scorned by your peers, for it is they who suffer most when you excel.

17.     Regardless of the conditions under which a former leader departs, the new leader should neither encourage nor tolerate disrespectful talk of him.  Speaking ill will not change past events or serve to further understanding.  It will most certainly tarnish the stature of a new leader.

18.     As a leader who achieves greater success, the jealousy others feel for him intensifies.

19.     Good workers normally achieve what their leaders expect from them.

20.     Leaders should remember that hospitality, warmth, and courtesy will captivate even the most oppressive foe.

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