L. Gary Wright: Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:42 PM
Responsible leadership means making decisions that may not be popular with some but is best for the welfare of all.
When employees stop bringing the leader problems the leader has a problem.
Leaders pay close attention to details and never assume to have all answers.
The “If it ante broke don’t fix it” attitude stifles imagination and creativity.
One will never know the potential after the effort stops.
A leader doesn’t just look at the resume; he/she picks people with ability and character putting character and quality values first.
Character is not inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action.
Criticism is a way of teaching not punishing. Praise in public, criticize in private.
Don’t call everything you see but see everything you call. As the football referee would say. In leadership this would mean that you are carefully correct in your opinion before you impose it upon others.
Trust is the most important aspect of leadership. No one will follow the lead of one who is not trustworthy.