Wednesday, October 03, 2012

For leaders to avoid. . .

16 Things Successful Leaders Never Do

  1. Never let the bottom line be the bottom line.
  2. Never pretend things are ok when they aren’t.
  3. Never let what you’ve never done be the reason not to try.
  4. Never get ahead by resenting those who get ahead.
  5. Never let those who aren’t doing something prevent you for doing something.
  6. Never do on the road what you wouldn’t do at home.
  7. Never trust anyone who never admits mistakes.
  8. Never achieve greatness through negativity.
  9. Never pretend you can do what you can’t.
  10. Never let others fail before doing everything appropriate to help them succeed.
  11. “An executive has never suffered because his subordinates were strong and effective.” Peter Drucker
  12. Never find wisdom in excuses, defensiveness, or blame.
  13. Never think loyalty is a gift.
  14. Never waffle when it comes to taking responsibility.
  15. Never waver when it comes to giving credit.
  16. Never make excuses. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” JohnWooden
Bonus: Never create the future by recreating the past.


Anonymous said...

Obama should take these points to heart!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this, from someone who watches you embody it.

Anonymous said...


Sweeneys on the Creek said...

Larry, thanks for finding and posting. If I could do just one every day, I'd be a better person. Thanks for putting it in writing for me!

Anonymous said...

Anon: 7:54

You are so right. It's easy to see why Obama is not a leader.