Once we learn objectively from our past, the quality of our decisions in the present improve, and our future becomes brighter.
Trust is a bridge that your integrity builds for people to give you access to influence them.
When we as leaders leave this world, the greatest memory should not be the eulogy spoken at our funeral or the epitaph inscribed on our tombstone. Rather, it should be the lives that continue to speak and produce what we started.
I'm finding that maturity in leadership is a component of success that too often we never diagnose. The knee jerk reaction when there is a problem with leaders is putting their policies under the microscope and using them (policies) for the forensic evidence of the political error. Through investigation I am seeing that position does … Continue reading Maturity in Leadership Goes Hand in Hand Like Two People in Marriage
Insecure leaders NEED a title to feel validated as a leader.
If you had to choose: would you prefer a good driver with a bad car, or a good car with a bad driver? A good leader in a bad system, or a good system with a bad leader? The good driver can keep a bad car from being dangerous to others, while a bad driver … Continue reading Quality of Leadership vs Quality of System
Lead by not pushing downward but by pulling up. Motivate by example. If you expect citizens to work hard – work harder as a leader.
Decisiveness is a necessary quality of a leader. Leadership's purpose is to be able to make decisions and lead with conviction and resolve. A decisive person is one who does not fill their sails with the wind of popular opinion, but rather are driven by personal conviction and resolve. When a leader is clear about their … Continue reading Decisiveness – The Product of Values, Conviction, and Clear Vision.
Vision inspires but discipline will get you there. Another word for discipline is self-governing which is the ability to control or rule over oneself. If I govern myself, I will be able to lead others. If I don't self-govern then I will control people instead of leading people. Personal governance has the uncanny ability … Continue reading The Power of Self-Governing in Leadership
Leadership should not choose sides but always choose principle. When we choose sides, we are giving a subtle endorsement to everything that party or side stands for. Unfortunately, we may later find out that we endorse principles which that side agrees with that is in violation of our own beliefs.