Yeeeeahhhhh buddy! Life is great in CramTown these days! Hope this blog catches each of you doing absolutely amazing! Groomed and perfumed to take on the world! Today, I read about what not to do as leaders. Napoleon thought it to be super important to touch on the things we should’t do as leaders just as much as we talk about the things we should. Here was the list of DO NOT’S!
1. Inability to organize details
2. Unwillingness to render humble service
3. Expectations of pay for what they do instead of for doing what they know
4. Fears competition from followers
5. Lack of imagination
6. Inability to be effective followers when the time is appropriate
9. Emphasizes his authority
10. Emphasizes his title
As I have said quite a few times, everything I know I stole from someone else. And many of these lessons have come in the form of watching poor leaders make absolutely ridiculous leadership mistakes. Trust me, I have made several of my own throughout the years. But I have also saved myself from making many more by watching the DO NOT’s take place right in front of me. I wanted to remind you that leadership runs the world. Being an effective leader will bring you more happiness. I can promise you that. Why is that? Because the more people we uplift, inspire, motivate, teach, and love, the happier we will be. One my favorite books on leadership is 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C Maxwell. I believe John to be one of the best leaders of all time, and it is because he lives and dies by the principles he teaches in his book.
I wanted to challenge everyone in their current state to strive to become a more efficient leader. This is one of those skills that is SO important when it comes to growth. Learn what to do, how to do it, and then follow through. And the first rule of thumb, “Leaders are readers.” Be a student every day, and your life will be blessed.