2 Rule # 1 : If you think saying good morning to your people is a waste of time, THINK AGAIN. Good leaders connect with their people. Starting the day by acknowledging their existence works wonders.
3 Rule # 2 : Don’t Judge the people you are working with, TEACH THEM. Leadership masters a positive attitude. Few good things come out of focusing onproblems or shortcomings. People thrive on positive feedback.
4 Create an atmosphere in which people get to choose the things Rule # 3 : Tasks are performed better when they’rechosen instead of assigned.Create an atmosphere in whichpeople get to choose the thingsthey like to work on.
5 Rule # 4 : True leadership exists when people still follow you regardless of your title and position.Imposing through authority and symbols is notenough to win the hearts and souls of your people.
6 Rule # 5 : If you fill the room, how can your people grow? Leadership moves from doing a lot of talking to doing a lot of listening. Command & control work, trust & inspiration work better.
7 Rule # 6 : Leadership is acknowledging the elephant in the room. The elephant being the necessary change that everyone avoids, the work required to adapt. Leadership upsets the status quo.
8 Rule # 7 : In sameness we connect, in differences we grow. Leadership is inclusive. Leadership protects the voices of the minority anddares to confront cultural differences.
9 Rule # 8 : Leadership develops talent in everyone. Development is not a privilege.Leadership doesn’t pigeon-hole people.
10 Rule # 9 : LEADERSHIP = CONTEXTUAL There is no such thing as leadershipthat works for every organization. Aleader who listens will quickly workthat out.
11 Rule # 10 : LEADERSHIP = PERSONAL Leadership doesn’t wait for the coach’s call. Leadership hasno safety nets. It’s your choice.
12 Rule # 11 : Leadership starts by giving, not by asking favors. Reciprocity is key in leadership.Giving makes people want to give back.
13 Rule # 12 : Leadership & Authority aren’t the same thing, but both need POWER.Authority is restrained by position and provides order and direction.Leadership is unrestrained and produces real change.
14 Rule # 13 : Leadership implies you know your company, but first and foremost that you know yourself.Leadership tests reality,also the reality of yourown self. Leadership isawareness.
15 Rule # 14 : Leadership is moral. Are you honest Rule # 14 : Leadership is moral. Are you honest? Or are you just pulling the strings?Truth comes beforepolitics. Leadershiplooks for the truthand the beauty of it.
16 Rule # 15 : Imagine your actions on the front page of a newspaper. Leadership is stakeholder-proof. It flourishes in society’s fishbowl.Be proud of what you do or don’t do it.
17 Rule # 16 : Leadership is making this world a better place. It goes beyond creating value for the shareholders.
18 Rule # 17 : LEADERSHIP TALKS THE WALK People follow what you do, not what you say. The questionfor leaders is: which example do you want to set?
19 Rule # 18 : Leaders aren’t afraid to fail, but are afraid not to try. Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress,no matter how slow.
20 Rule # 19 : Leadership is all about having your own story and being true to it.Leadership is more than just telling a story. It’s being the story. What do you and your people stand for and how do you convey this?
21 Rule # 20 : 95% of leader’s assets drive out the gate every evening. It’s leader’s job to maintain a workenvironment that keeps those peoplecoming back every morning.– Jim GoodnightThank You Very MuchSompong Yusoontorn