30 Secrets to Successful Leadership

Blogger note:  Was thinking 30 Principles was too many in the M100G Principles of Command, but heck if “LeadershipFreak” is using 30, who am I to judge? https://m100group.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/the-mastermind-century-group-principles-of-command-2/

Successful leaders exhibit these 30 qualities, behaviors, and skills. Item one is first because it’s most important. The rest are listed randomly.

Borrowed from Dan: http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/30-secrets-to-successful-leadership/

You’re ready to lead when you:

  1. Know yourself and live in alignment with that knowledge.
  2. Follow well.
  3. Fully adhere to organizational values.
  4. Practice influence rather than coercion.
  5. Listen to the wisdom and experience of others.
  6. Embrace new methods while respecting the past.
  7. See issues from many perspectives.
  8. Don’t take things personally.
  9. Always seek the highest good of others.
  10. Advocate for ideas without being adversarial.
  11. Understand the difference between leading and managing.
  12. Follow up and follow through.
  13. Create results through others.
  14. Have followers.
  15. Consistently demonstrate initiative.
  16. Leverage diverse communication techniques.
  17. Demonstrate courage and gentleness.
  18. Give credit to others and take responsibility yourself.
  19. See and leverage the strengths of others.
  20. Lead yourself with self-discipline.
  21. Listen and learn from criticism.
  22. Are already leading.
  23. Understand leading is serving not being served.
  24. Curiously explore.
  25. Get out of the way so others can perform without you.
  26. Comfortably ask for and accept help from others.
  27. Know you don’t know.
  28. Always act ethically.
  29. Consistently establish and maintain forward movement.
  30. Remain optimistic while working on problems.
Bonus: Find simplicity in complexity.

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