Key Principle of a Leader #51: When seeking a solution, think outside the box
Solutions are often within reach. Sometimes it may feel that something’s impossible, but there’s always some way…
Key Principle of a Leader #50: Take note of good work, save praise for excellence
Good work and salary are an agreement. Excellent and successful work is not an everyday thing and it needs to be recognized – with a bonus, promotion, pat on the back.
Key Principle of a Leader #49: You take a job that suits you, you leave if the leader doesn’t
Who among us hasn’t experienced the excitement of going to a new job – the desire to do one’s utmost, to enthusiastically apply one’s skills and learn new ones. For their entire probationary period, a new employee has a minor case of “stage fright” in the new environment and a major desire to prove their…
Key Principle of a Leader #42: A leader doesn’t flutter every time the wind changes
To stay on course and reach your destination, a manager has to learn to sail in different wind conditions. Maintaining common values and making progress toward credible goals is the secret of success.
Key Principle of a Leader #35: Don’t mix work and private life
Important! Mixing up personal and professional life can do serious damage to your health. If you habitually take your work home and act like you’re running a company at home or if the work gets in the way of your hobbies, see a GP without delay.
Key Principle of a Leader #34: Set a good example outside the work environment
Heed my actions, not my words. A manager is also a manager in their free time. Even in case of a great temptation to do something really bad, you have to show restraint. View all the the key principles of a leader from our blog.
Key Principle of a Leader #33: I will try to be the best
You can become a professional in your field if you enjoy what you do. Those who know what they want and what they really like are the fortunate ones.
Key Principle of a Leader #32: Cancel all unnecessary meetings
Have a meeting when you need to get some clarity on the activity or goal. But the more meetings, the less clarity and time you have to get to goals. View all the the key principles of a leader from our blog.
Key Principle of a Leader #31: Don’t be afraid of making unpopular decisions
Don’t be afraid of making unpopular decisions. If you as a manager don’t, no one will! Many decisions made by managers are unpopular – they force someone to exert themselves more, stick to the rules or give status reports on the work.
Key Principle of a Leader #30: Overpaid workers are as ineffective as underpaid
The thing about work is that it’s important to dedicate yourself to the activity and the goal and under no circumstance to just earning money. When we’re working, we shouldn’t be distracted by an empty stomach (“I have to find something better-paying”), or extra pounds (“Why am I slaving away, I’ve got enough money as…
Key Principle of a Leader #29: Trusting and delegating are essential
If we want our customers and partners to trust us, we have to trust our own people and company at least just as much. No organization is able to get around dividing roles and responsibility, not even the smallest organizations.
Key Principle of a Leader #28: Listening and understanding is harder than speaking
You learn from listening and you learn less when you’re talking. The greater your responsibility, the more people on your team, and the more you have to take them into consideration and listen to them.
Key Principle of a Leader #27: Overtime requests may reflect ineptitude
Working overtime isn’t an indicator of enthusiasm. Instead, it means that we were unable to plan our activities or that we want to squeeze out the last drop. 🙁
Key Principle of a Leader #26: I have no fear of responsibility
A manager has to have enough courage and confidence in their decision-making. The manager has to trust themselves and be sure that they are able to carry out the decisions taken. The manager has to be able to include their team in the decision-making and do so in a way where the entire team is…
Key Principle of a Leader #25: Make sure, that tasks and roles are attributed fair and square
If management and employees have a different view of the right and fair division of roles, this will lead to resistance and conflict. An analytical and pragmatic manager is likely to be able to make the right decision, but the division of roles must be fair and comprehensible for team members as well.
Key Principle of a Leader #24: A leader should always look in a mirror
Foul-ups will happen at work 🤓. If you want to know who’s to blame in the latest foul-up, look in the mirror. Did you give your subordinates good enough instructions, tools and possibilities for successfully fulfilling the task?
Key Principle of a Leader #23: Tired workers are poor performers. Give them some days off.
Progress won’t be made if the job is in the hands of a tired worker, and they’re also a security risk to the company. Similarly to a fatigued driver, a tired worker can commit simple lapses or cause significant damage for a company.
Key Principle of a Leader #22: Excellent performance requires better rewarding
The ones who do their work with enthusiasm and whose goal to develop professionally and realize their abilities generally also earn a higher salary. In general, they don’t work for money but for self-actualization.
Key Principle of a Leader #21: Bigger responsibility means a bigger paycheck
Even if it seems that managers seem to have the luxury of sitting back, they are ultimately completely responsible for the employees’ – and the company’s – results. They have to be able to get the machine working so that people are content and profit is rolling in.
Key Principle of a Leader #20: Relatives shouldn’t work together
Blood is thicker than water and that is pretty certain to affect the quality of decisions. We simply don’t see or don’t want to see the flaws in those closest to us. At the same time, unequal treatment of employees and back-room decision making become problems, like it or not.
Key Principle of a Leader #19: All job categories and assignments are important
It’s essential to emphasize that every position in important in a company. Even the employee with the most complicated function, on which the most is riding, has to understand that they aren’t the only one doing work.
Key Principle of a Leader #18: There are no inept workers, you just have to assign the right duties
All people are good people if they do the work that is suitable for them. Unfortunately, as people we often have the wrong idea of what we’re good at. We call that wishful thinking. We deceive ourselves by considering ourselves someone else – manager, guide, king….
Key Principle of a Leader #17: A leader walks the tightrope
Managing is an unceasing search for balance and maintaining the balance. Managing is like walking a tightrope – you need to find the balance between the many ways to fall.
Key Principle of a Leader #16: Concentrate on goals, not on the means to achieve those.
A shovel in itself is a useless thing – you need a hole. The means helps you reach the end, but the means is not the end. In life, everyone is often busy doing what they’re doing and they lose sight of the agreed-upon goal.
Key Principle of a Leader #15: Team must operate efficiently in leader’s absence
The company’s work has to be organized so that everything functions even in the manager’s absence. It isn’t the manager’s job to do the work themselves.
Key Principle of a Leader #8: Hire people smarter than you
Even a very good manager can’t be a specialist in all areas. Therefore, responsibility should be shared. A manager and their employees must make up a team whose members trust one another and help and support one another.
Key Principle of a Leader #6: Dreams and ideas bear fruit
The company’s vision is like a shared dream. Once the vision is in place, it’s easier to attain the goals together. The more employees are dreaming together with you, the better. View all the the key principles of a leader from our YouTube channel or blog.
Key Principle of a Leader #5: Nobody should put spokes in your wheels
Any sort of backbiting in the organization has to be out of the question – this principle becomes more and more important the bigger the organization is. Teams have to have a good ethic and commitment to reaching the goal. It requires clear and understandable assignments, and also mutual trust and respect. We use the…