Leadership: the ability to communicate your beliefs clearly so others with the same beliefs can be inspired to follow.
People don’t quit their jobs. They quit the leaders and the culture. Unfortunately, this is too often the Truth.
Take the blame when you are to blame. It disarms the blame/shame flame-throwers.
No-fail method for detecting great product leadership: A stellar product is shipped on time.
A sure way to spot the *Leader* is when she or he speaks, everybody listens respectfully. Let that one lead and follow their lead.
The proper tone at the Top? Tooting the horn of recognition of all contributors from the bottom up. Sounds great. Motivates great.
Internal customers (employees) tend to pass on the way they’re treated to external ones, so work at improving the treats. Sweet.
Great leaders lead by inspiring followers to manage themselves. Poor leaders push and fire managers instead of themselves.
Find and work for a good leader. If you can’t find one, become one whom YOU would want to follow.
If you’re leading and no one is following, you’re not the Leader. You’re the Loner. Lead better or follow the Leader.
Lead side-by-side rather than from the front. You’ll have more on your side and your back is harder to hit with ‘friendly fire’.