7 Principles of high impact leadership:
1.Focus on adding value rather than being influential. The path to influence is the value you add. The more value – the more influence.
2.Speak to progress. Fuel progress by focusing on progress. Avoid incessant corrections.
3.Maximize difficulties while expressing confidence. The bigger the challenges the more useful encouragement. Never minimize the problems people face – embrace difficulties with confidence. Minimizing challenges makes people feel insignificant and disrespected.
4.Seek the highest good. The truest test of leadership is noble intent and selfless motivation. Leaders ask, “What’s best for you? What’s best for the organization?” Enemies ask, “What’s best for me?”
5.Bring truth and compassion together. Some can be tough. Many, on the other hand, can be tender. Few bring tough and tender together.
6.Breathe wind into people’s sails. Leave people with more vitality not less. Ask yourself, “How do I make people feel?” Are you making life richer?
7.Persistently drive toward positive outcomes. Build up more than tear down.