2 #1 CHARACTER Remember: This is your most important asset. More than just talkIt’s a choiceYour words must match your actionsRemember: This is your most important asset.
3 #2 CHARISMA Be more concerned of others than yourself Ability to draw people to youLook for the good and expect the best in everyoneShare yourself
4 #3 COMMITMENTYou must be committed to the goal (no one followers an uncommitted leader0Commitment opens the door to achievementTrue commitment inspires others
5 #4 COMMUNICATIONA good communicator takes something complicated and makes it simpleKnow your audienceShow the truthSeek a response from your audienceRemember: Inspire, motivate, guide, direct, and listen.
6 #5 COMPETENCE Say IT, Plan It, Do IT Don’t just show up, be ready to playFollow-through is essential to be a competent leaderAccomplish more than what is expectedRemember: You are only as good as your private standards.
7 #6 COURAGE Courage guarantees all other competencies Courage is fear that has “Said it Prayers”Courage is making things right, not just smoothing things overRemember: Leadership is the expression of courage that compels people to do the right thing.
8 #7 DISCERNMENTSmart leaders know only half of what they hear, Discerning leaders know which half to believeDiscernment is a mixture of intuition and rational thoughtListen to your GUT
9 #8 FOCUSShift to strengths – Devote 70% of your time to your strengthsStaff your weaknesses – determine how you can delegate these tasksCreate an Edge – Rethink how you can do things betterRemember: If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
10 #9 GENEROSITY Generosity starts in the heart Nothing speaks more loudly than the generosity of a leaderPut others firstDon’t allow possessions to take control of youGiving is the highest level of living
11 #10 INITIATIVES The one thing a leader should fear is complacency A good leader is responsible for initiating a connection with their followersInitiators are always on the lookout for new opportunitiesRemember: You cannot be indecisive and effective at the same time.
12 #11 LISTENINGAn effective leader encourages his followers to tell him what he needs to know and not what he wants to hear60% of all management problems are the result of faulty communications, including poor listeningRemember: Start listening not only to the words but also for feelings, meanings and undercurrents.
13 #12 PASSION Reach out with passion to receive passion in return Passion is the first step to achievementPassion makes the impossible possibleRemember: You can never lead something that you are not passionate about.
14 #13 POSITIVE ATTITUDEYou can alter your life by altering your attitudeGenius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspirationPeople mirror a leaders attitudeRemember: Your attitude is your choice.
15 #14 PROBLEM SOLVINGThe measure of success is not handling a tough problem but whether it is the same problem you had last yearDon’t try to solve all problems at one timeDevelop a process to solve problemsTime – spend time to discover the problemExposure – check out what others have doneAssistance – Have your team study all anglesCreativity – BrainstormHit It- Implement the solution
16 #15 RELATIONSHIPSBeing able to work with people is imperative to be an effective leaderImprove your mind and strengthen your heart to be a good leaderRemember – People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
17 #16 RESPONSIBILITY A leader can give up anything except responsibility Responsible leaders do whatever it takes to get the job doneIf high quality is your goal, responsibility will followRemember – If you can’t carry the ball you can’t be the leader.
18 #17 SECURITY A good leader can not do it all himself Insecure leaders can not provide security for othersInsecure leaders hoard power and become more threatened as their people get betterRemember – Know yourself, give credit where credit is due, share your knowledge and assist your team.
19 #18 SELF-DISCIPLINE The first and best victory is to conquer SELF Challenge your excusesMake a disciplined lifestyle your goal
20 #19 SERVANTHOOD A true leader serves people Love your people more than your positionPut others ahead of your own agendaServe out of love, it should not be motivated by manipulation or self promotion
21 #20 TEACHABILITYIt is what you learn after you know it all that countsTeachability requires you to admit that you do not know everythingObserve how to handle your mistakesDo you?AdmitApologizeTake the defensiveRemember – If you can not handle making mistakes you need to work on your teachability.
22 #21 VISIONA leaders courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not positionVision- Starts from within- Draws on history- Meets others needs
23 FINAL THOUGHTThe only way to become the kind of leader that people want is to keep growing and learning about leadership.