Most so-called “leaders” are people who
occupy positions and possess few qualities
and exhibit few behaviors of authentic leaders.
So, what might you, as a leader, do improve?
Make tough decisions and move ahead. Show you
care about people, performance and profits.
Put a great management team in place and hold them
accountable for gaining and sustaining key relationships and results.
Create a performance culture and share profit to all
contributing “members” in some meaningful way.
Hire people who have right attitude and ability.
Fire people who don’t fit and don’t add value.
Maintain trust with constituents by communicating
openly, clearly, honestly, and often.
Commend and affirm people who are doing
their jobs well; discuss options and discipline
those who aren’t meeting standards.
Far too many so-called “leaders” work in social,
political, religious and academic organizations
(cults, companies, agencies, universities and
governments) that are not performance-oriented.
Even many business “leaders” forget to keep
their eyes on the prize of making and marketing
quality products or services, serving their customers
extremely well, and scaling the business profitably.