By: Colin Powell Former Secretary of State, Unites States  Excerpts from Colin Powell's 18 Leadership Principles 18 Lesson...
By treating everyone equally "nicely" regardless of their contributions, you'll simply ensure that the only peop...
Real leaders  make themselves accessible and available.  Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
Experts often possess more data than judgment. Policies that emanate from ivory towers often have an adverse impact on the...
Don't be afraid to  challenge the pros , even in their own backyard. If you have a yes-man working for you, one of you is ...
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. Good leaders  dele...
You don't know what you can get away with until you  try . Good leaders don't wait for official blessing to try out. If yo...
Keep looking below surface appearances . Don't shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find.  Colin ...
Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't muc...
Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing. In well-run organizations, titles are also pretty meaningl...
The most important question in  performance evaluation  becomes not "How well did you perform your job since the last...
Leaders honor their  core values , but they are flexible in how they execute them.  Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
Perpetual optimism  is a force of multiplier. Leaders who whine and blame engender those same behaviors among their collea...
You can train a bright, willing novice in the fundamentals of your business fairly readily, but it's a lot harder to train...
Great leaders are almost always great  simplifiers , who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution e...
Once the information is in the 40 to 70 range, go with  your gut . Don't wait until you have enough facts to be 100% sure,...
Shift the power and the financial accountability to the folks who are bringing in the beans, not the ones who are counting...
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and  play hard . Coli...
Command is lonely. You can encourage participate management and  bottom-up employee involvement  but ultimately, the essen...
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    1. 1. By: Colin Powell Former Secretary of State, Unites States Excerpts from Colin Powell's 18 Leadership Principles 18 Lessons for Leaders Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    2. 2. By treating everyone equally "nicely" regardless of their contributions, you'll simply ensure that the only people you'll wind up angering are the most creative and productive people in the organization. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    3. 3. Real leaders make themselves accessible and available. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    4. 4. Experts often possess more data than judgment. Policies that emanate from ivory towers often have an adverse impact on the people out in the field who are fighting the wars or bringing in the revenues. Real leaders are vigilant – and combative – in the face of these trends. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    5. 5. Don't be afraid to challenge the pros , even in their own backyard. If you have a yes-man working for you, one of you is redundant. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    6. 6. Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. Good leaders delegate and empower others liberally, but they pay attention to details, every day. The job of the leader is not to be the chief organizer, but the chief disorganizer. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    7. 7. You don't know what you can get away with until you try . Good leaders don't wait for official blessing to try out. If you ask enough people for permission, you inevitably come up against someone who believes his job is to say "no". So, the moral is, don't ask. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    8. 8. Keep looking below surface appearances . Don't shrink from doing so just because you might not like what you find. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    9. 9. Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    10. 10. Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing. In well-run organizations, titles are also pretty meaningless. But titles mean little in terms of real power, which is the capacity to influence and inspire . Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    11. 11. The most important question in performance evaluation becomes not "How well did you perform your job since the last time we met?" but "How much did you change it?" Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    12. 12. Leaders honor their core values , but they are flexible in how they execute them. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    13. 13. Perpetual optimism is a force of multiplier. Leaders who whine and blame engender those same behaviors among their colleagues. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    14. 14. You can train a bright, willing novice in the fundamentals of your business fairly readily, but it's a lot harder to train someone to have integrity , judgment, energy, balance and the drive to get things done. Good leaders stack the deck in their favor right in the recruitment phase. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    15. 15. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers , who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. The result? Clarity of purpose, credibility of leadership, and integrity of organization. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    16. 16. Once the information is in the 40 to 70 range, go with your gut . Don't wait until you have enough facts to be 100% sure, because by then it is almost always too late. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    17. 17. Shift the power and the financial accountability to the folks who are bringing in the beans, not the ones who are counting or analyzing them . Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    18. 18. Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard . Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
    19. 19. Command is lonely. You can encourage participate management and bottom-up employee involvement but ultimately, the essence of leadership is the willingness to make the tough, unambiguous choices that will have an impact of the fate of the organization. Colin Powell's 18 Lessons for Leaders
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