Bobby Jindal has a leader’s credentials. At 20, he graduated from Brown
University. At 24, he headed Louisiana’s health department. Now, at 33,
he’s only the second Indian-American ever to be elected to Congress. So, what can you learn from Bobby Jindal? Just this: He gets things done.
When Eli Lilly & Co. was about to lose its patent protection on
Prozac back in 2001, the drug manufacturer formed InnoCentive, a
subsidiary whose purpose was to visit university and independent
laboratories in search of new products. The result?
You may have a hefty to-do list, but each item on it should support one
of three—and only three—work priorities that you’ve set, says Chuck
Martin, head of NFI Research.
Below, we list the nine key qualities people seek most in a leader, as research shows. Which qualities do you own?
Take a lesson in clear, concise communication from Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant’s last letters to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
To show the power of action, motivational speaker Jack Canfield will hold up a $100 bill during his seminars. “Who wants this $100 bill?” he’ll ask.
Spare yourself the stress of thinking you can turn around troubled team members in only a meeting or two.
Energize your team with a quick meeting each Monday morning.
The “economy of force” principle is simple: Use your power skillfully
and prudently so that you reserve your maximum force for the point of
decision. Case history: Early in World
War II, when England suddenly stood alone against the Nazis, Adolf
Hitler figured he could squeeze the U.K. to death.
Start your creative juices flowing by finding a quiet place and reserving it exclusively for thinking.