The Seven Choices of Exceptional Leaders
“#1. Choose to be known for what’s in your heart.
Intelligence and skill matter most when they express your heart. Leaders who bypass their heart end up cold.
#2. Choose small now.
Don’t wait for dramatic. Don’t despise small steps that produce small results. Do something small rather than nothing at all. …
#3. Choose to develop people.
Your future is others. Without people the greatest program, project, or initiative dies. …
#4. Choose to help others do most of the things you do.
Work yourself out of jobs. Develop people who develop people, create programs, and solve problems. …
#5. Choose imperfect now over perfect later.
Launch – Fix – Re-launch – Repeat. Apologies to all the gasping perfectionists. …
#6. Choose to fuel fires.
… Pour gas on every flicker of passion you see. It won’t be long before the passions you fuel will consume the problems you fear.
#7. Choose to narrow your focus.
The greatest courage is the courage to say, ‘No,’ to things that matter less.”