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Thursday, October 30, 2008

8 Rules of Leadership

What Leaders Do

I am reading the book "Winning" by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric and he has some amazing insights into Leadership, and specifically, What Leaders Do.

Here are his 8 "rules" of Leadership. See where you fit in –

1. Leaders relentlessly upgrade their team, using every encounter as an opportunity to evaluate, coach, and build self-confidence.

2. Leaders make sure people not only see the vision, they live and breathe it.

3. Leaders get into everyone's skin, exuding positive energy and optimism.

4. Leaders establish trust with candor, transparency, and credit.

5. Leaders have the courage to make unpopular decisions and gut calls.

6. Leaders probe and push with a curiosity that borders on skepticism, making sure their questions are answered with action.

7. Leaders inspire risk taking and learning by setting this example.

8. Leaders celebrate!

I highly encourage reading this book if you haven't as it has great insights into being successful, whatever your business is.

Leaders are more often DEVELOPED than born. Take steps daily to define and develop your leadership.

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer


Eldon Beard said...

Hi Jackie,

Okay, "Winning" by Jack Welch is on my list - I will check it out when I visit Barnes & Noble later this week. Sounds like a good one.


Donna said...

Hi Jackie,
You inspire me and I truly hope to one day be right up there with you.

Many Blessings,