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Leadership for Life – What Great Leaders Believe
Our Leadership experts will be sharing tips and insights for everyone, at any station in life, at both home and work. Leadership for Life – the skills you embrace represent who you really are at all times.
Great Leaders come in all sizes and shapes. Consider Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln. No one would mistake one for the other, but despite their obvious differences, they all had a set of beliefs in common. As we move further back in history, some of the terminology changes, but here, in 21st century lingo, are the top ten beliefs of great leaders (thanks to the gang at DDI):
10. You are responsible for your own success
9. Trust begins with you
8. Supporting others contributes to success
7. There is value in differences
6. Teamwork works
5. People want, need, and deserve respect
4. Involve the people who know the job best
3. Quality is everyone’s job
2. Anything can be improved
And the #1 belief shared by great leaders…
1. The Customer’s Needs Are Critical.
If you’d like more detail on these beliefs, check out my podcast (http://www.stlcc.edu/podcasts/business-training/Business-and-Career-Success.html) that tells all. You can listen to it on your computer, download it to your mp3 player, or read it on your screen. Once you’ve done that, consider these questions:
- Do you believe that these beliefs are important to leadership success?
- Which of these beliefs do you or your choice for “great leader” put into practice regularly?
- Is there one belief that seems to be most important in your business environment?
- If you wanted to transmit these beliefs to the people you work with, how would you go about it?
And in keeping with the #1 belief, I welcome your comments and feedback. Are there topics in leadership you’d like to know more about? You can comment below, or if you’d prefer more privacy,
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.