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Rule #10: Take responsibility for your team’s shortcomings and failures.
A leader is expected to lead. That means they make the decisions and move! A well- executed plan will always defeat the perfect plan that is still on the drawing board.
Now the cynic will read this and think: “Great, this guy’s advocating the Peter Principle.” Hardly, I’m advocating the Curt principle . . .
Many of the leadership lessons are eerily similar to the lessons you learn as a parent. Such is the case when faced with a problem child.
Your team knows that you are the boss. And as the boss they are looking for you to establish the rules. So, do so by letting them know what your expectations of them are. Expectations are a wonderful thing.
We’ve all heard it before: knowledge is power. Unfortunately, too many leaders let their fear of losing control dominate their behaviors and, accordingly, hoard the vast majority of all of the information they obtain.
Leadership is not a popularity contest. It’s about making the tough choices.
WIIFM. What’s In It For Me? This one simple question is at the heart of becoming a successful leader.
So back in 2003 I spent over a year carrying around a green racket ball with me everywhere I went. Amazing isn’t it? You’re reading a book on how to become a better leader and the author is recommending carrying around a bouncy ball?