been thinking a lot about leadership in the past year. reading and listening and talking about it as well. leadership is something i actually enjoy. yet, also am desperate to become a better leader in all that i do.

came across this on a blog i stumbled across and i really like it…

Leadership is:

  • removing the me and replacing it with the we when things go well.
  • removing the we and replacing it with the me when things go wrong.
  • being willing to stretch everyone, including yourself and how YOU think.
  • not asking anyone to do anything you would not do, today.
  • being willing to delegate, especially when it hurts.
  • trust
  • surrounding yourself with people who are better than you, for the betterment of the team, not your ego.
  • keeping a good balance of “seasoned vets” and “top draft picks” (old and young)
  • not being afraid to change course.
  • running with the best idea, even it if came from the UPS guy.
  • worrying less about the pat on the back, and more on the execution of the dream.