The 19.5 Principles of Leadership
- Your philosophy of life and leadership determines the process by which you lead.
- Your positive attitude affects everyone around you.
- Your experience and past history of success provides comfort and assurance as you make decisions to move forward.
- When you lead by example, there is nothing your people will not do for you and with you.
- Your “likeability” can affect the quality and effectiveness of your leadership. Be or become likeable.
- Clear communication leads to understanding and action.
- Responsibility is not given: it’s taken.
- Collaboration will earn respect, results, and reputation.
- Do what you say. Fulfill what you promise.
- Take more than a minute to praise, coach, inform and train.
- Know the high ground of winning, and the stomping ground of defeat.
- Resilience is your internal force to react, respond, and recover from events and people.
- The courage to risk, be right, and be wrong.
- Separate task from person. Then assign them and combine them to achieve a positive outcome.
- Reward individual and group achievement.
- You must earn, not command, both trust and respect.
- Encourage THEIR success to earn and achieve yours.
- Your ability to influence people will manifest itself in successful outcomes.
- Your reputation precedes you, and defines you.
19.5Legacy is built with single achievements piled high on one another (Gitomer, 2011, p. 17-21).
- What additional principles of leadership would you add to this list?
From: Gitomer, J (2011). Jeffrey gitomer’s little book of leadership: the 12.5 strengths of responsible, reliable, remarkable leaders that create results, rewards and resilience. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons