Go For It -Now!

“A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are never exactly right. Indecision limits the almighty and his ability to perform miracles in your life. He has put the vision in you- proceed! To wait, to wonder,to doubt, to be indecisive is to disobey God.”

–Christopher Columbus

The Three Most Important Keys of Leadership

Studies have shown that trust and confidence in top leadership positions is the single most reliable predictor of employee satisfaction in an organization.

Effective communication in these three areas is critical…

  1. Helping employees understand the company’s overall business strategy.
  2. Helping employees understand how they contribute to achieving key business objectives.
  3. Sharing information with employees on both how the company is doing and how an employees own division or department is doing- relative to strategic business objectives.

Respected Leaders

A respected leader concentrates on three key areas:

  1. “Be”…what he/she is,i.e….beliefs and values.
  2. “Know”…what he/she knows,i.e…job, tasks, human nature.
  3. “Do”…what he/she does,i.e…implement, motivate, and provide direction. …What makes a person follow a leader? People want to be guided by people they respect and who have a clear sense of direction. To gain respect, they must be ethical. A sense of direction is achieved by conveying  a strong vision of the future .

Principles in Leadership


Recently, my son John, was accepted into the U.S. Marines.  After his graduation from Embry Riddle, he set out a course to be the best pilot he can be. As a commercially rated pilot, he’s an instructor at the local airport.  This is great for him but it pales in comparison to the transformation that will take place after his time in the Marines.

What I love about the Marines is their belief in principles and leadership.

Here are ten examples of Principles in Leadership according to Sith Sigma:

1. Know yourself and seek self improvement.

2. Be technically proficient.

3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.

4. Make sound and timely decisions.

5. Set the example.

6. Know your people and look out for their well-being.

7. Keep your people informed.

8. Develop a sense of accountability, ownership, and responsibility in your people.

9. Ensure that tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished.

10. Train your people as a team.

These are also great leadership qualities that extend into the workplace.