Characteristics of a good leader
- have a strong desire to achieve...they think, plan and act with an "I can attitude".
- are positive and enthusiastic regardless of how others act.
- want to make things happen! They are active participants in the game of life.
- are good friends. They have the ability to find something good in every person and every situation.
- are assertive, persistent and productive. They have determination.
- believe success depends on what you can get out of you
- expose themselves to new experiences. For they know that is how growth occurs.
- delegate responsibilities to members of the group or team in such a manner to create motivation and enthusiasm.
- Possess high self-esteem.
The ten commandments of leadership
- Treat everyone with respect and dignity.
- Set the example for others to follow.
- Be an active coach.
- Maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
- Insist on excellence and hold your people accountable.
- Build group cohesiveness and pride.
- Show confidence in your people.
- Maintain a strong sense of urgency.
- Be available and visible to your staff.
- Develop yourself to your high test potential.
Strategies for putting yourself in a position to win
- Identify and mobilize your resources
- Realize from the start that you make your own breaks
- Disregard the negativism and jealousy of others
- Success should be noticed, not told! Speak softly when discussing your success. Practice humility
- The less people know about why6 you are successful, the less competition you will have
- Have a plan of action with an equally impressive contingency plan
- Realize that you will learn something new every day. Capitalize on your new found knowledge
- Remain focused. Avoid the temptation to splinter off to something new until you have mastered your primary task
- You must leave "The Box". Think creatively. Allow your vision to know no boundaries. Common sense will prevail
- Compensate people appropriately for what they are worth and what contributions they have made to your success
- With every set back you’ll take two steps forward
- You must learn to be comfortable with the concept of success and remain poised as it builds upon itself
source: Pasco-Hernando Community College http://phcc.edu/students/goodleader.php