Here’s one of several: “Don’t accept a job or stay there unless you have an understanding with
your boss that you’re free to say what you think “with the bark off,”
and you have the courage to do it.”
Effective leaders know that some decisions require time, while others must be made on the spot.
You’ve now got the staff to do the work you once did yourself, but you’ve been a workhorse for so long that you don’t know how to steer the team.
Don’t simply put all your talented people on a problem-solving team.
Look at people who are doing what you really want to do and ask: “If they’re doing that, why can’t I?”
A spiral-bound notebook by your phone might help the other party “remember” the conversation.
The personal items in your office contribute more to your leadership than you realize.
It’s a simple way to protect your bottom line against currency fluctuations.
When it came to leading a Major League baseball team, former Houston
Astros manager Larry Dierker pursued this simple philosophy: “My high
school coach used to say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t
make him drink. The first thing is to identify the ones that will drink.”
Do you have personal motivation and the need for for support?