10 Things We All Want From Our Leaders
Success includes avoiding useless behaviors, paying attention to people, and tending to small things.
12 things we wish our leaders would stop:
- Tolerating high performers who act like jerks.
- Avoiding tough issues.
- Giving themselves special privileges.
- Ignoring morale.
- Throwing people into situations without preparation.
- Pushing, pushing, pushing.
- Meddling in everyone’s business.
- Throwing tantrums like babies.
- Rushing around like chickens with their heads cut off.
- Treating people like tools.
- Complaining about how tough their job is.
- Forgetting what it’s like to worry about paying the bills.
Success is more about people than you think.
10 things we all want from our leaders:
- Please get jazzed about something. I’m tired of long faces on my leaders. You think it makes you look important. In reality, you look depressed.
- Tell others about my extraordinary effort, remarkable results, and positive energy.
- Say thank you. So what if I’m paid to do the job. Gratitude is cost effective.
- The leaders who influence me the most have been in my life the longest. Hang with me when times are tough.
- Let me know how I’m doing. Nearly every person I ask says they would like more feedback.
- Lead me to do things that matter with other team members. Adopt an orphan as a team. Serve a local non-profit.
- Don’t pretend it’s easy, just believe we can find a way forward if we all pull together.
- Tell me where we’re going and trust me to make wise decisions to get there.
- See life from my point of view, not just yours.
- Tell me what I need to get ahead.
Bonus: Have a life outside of work. Encourage me to do the same.
What do you wish leaders would stop?
What do you want from your leaders?