Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of , by Raytheon’s CEO, offers these gems, with elaborations here by Swanson himself:
- You can’t polish a sneaker. “When I was growing up,” says Swanson, “we used white Kiwi polish to make our sneakers look new. But no matter how hard we tried, an ugly sneaker remained an ugly sneaker.”
- Learn to say “I don’t know.” “If used when appropriate,” says Swanson, “it will be used often. Confident people … don’t try to BS you.”
- You remember a third of what you read, half of what people tell you, but 100 percent of what you feel.
A leader needs to communicate in a way that makes people feel what they need to do.
- Look for what’s missing. Many know how to improve what’s there; few can see what isn’t there.
- Treat your organization’s name as if it were your own.
- View decisions as if you were one level up in the organization. Your perspective will change quickly.
- If you’re never criticized, you may not be doing much.
- A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter—or to others—is not a nice person.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/7603/swansons-unwritten-rules-for-leaders "