50 Tips for better Leadership

1.                              Lead by training others
2.                              Never stop learning how
3.                              Master the simple first.
4.                              Look for leadership in others.
5.                              Cultivate the right climate.
6.                              Be faithful to principle.
7.                              Be bouyant.
8.                              Be a good follower.
9.                              Learn to like people.
10.                          Be yourself all the time.
11.                          Earn respect.
12.                          Inspire others.
13.                          Be exciting and enthusiastic.
14.                          Be interested.
15.                          Don't show off authority.
16.                          Be thoughtful.
17.                          Criticize constructively.
18.                          Delegate authority.
19.                          Admit your own mistakes.
20.                          Be firm but fair to everybody.
21.                          Plan programs in advance.
22.                          Study the great leaders.
23.                          Be affirmative and creative.
24.                          Give credit.
25.                          Praise your people publicly.
26.                          Reprove tactfully.
27.                          Rate fairly -- find a yardstick.
28.                          Be confident.
29.                          Match people to the job.
30.                          Expect the best of people.
31.                          Keep your poise.
32.                          Be active.
33.                          Be humble, but not too humble.
34.                          Be consistent.
35.                          Be gracious.
36.                          Know your organization.
37.                          Be an attentive listener.
38.                          Follow the chain of command.
39.                          Learn from others.
40.                          Be cooperative in seeking answers.
41.                          Keep people informed.
42.                          Respect the work of others.
43.                          Give reasons.
44.                          Talk directly, briskly.
45.                          Compromise, don't appease.
46.                          Be good to yourself.
47.                          Be brave, not brash.
48.                          Cultivate a sense of humor.
49.                          Be dynamic.
50.                          Cultivate moral fiber.

Characteristics to look for while interviewing (MICE):


Quotes I like:

"Offer solutions, and I will help with any problem"   -- Mark Nassi

“Surround yourself with people who know more than you do.” – Joe Nassi

“Take care of business.” – Sam Nassi

“If you do things merely because someone asks you to do them, and he asks you to do them
because he thinks you want him to ask you to do them, then it will wind up with everyone doing
what nobody wants to do, which in my opinion is a silly state of things
.” -- George Bernard Shaw

“People should own both sides of the tradeoff.” – Charle’ Rupp

“Rather, I want to suggest what may be a wider lesson about software, (and probably about every kind of creative or professional work). Human beings generally take pleasure in a task when it falls in a sort of optimal-challenge zone; not so easy as to be boring, not too hard to achieve.  A happy programmer is one who is neither underutilized nor weighed down with ill-formulated goals and stressful process friction.  Enjoyment tracks efficiency.” – Eric S. Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar

"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a thumb." -- Oliver Steele (via Twitter)

"Point of view is worth 80 IQ points" -- Alan Kay

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." -- Ernest Hemingway (grammar aside)

"Do we think, or do we know?" - Gary Loveman @ Harrah's

"In God we trust, all others bring data." - Barry Beracha @ Sara Lee

"Life to you is a dashing, bold adventure." - Chinese fortune cookie

“A good hockey player skates to where the puck is. A great hockey player skates to where the puck is going to be.” - Wayne Gretzkey

"Whatever can be said, can be said clearly." - Ludwig Wiggtenstein

"Does anyone have any questions for my answers?" - Henry Kissinger

"Perfection almost suffices" - Menkin family motto

“Remember that you are not as good as you think you are, and the world is not as bad as you think it is.” - Ḥassidic Rebbe Wolf of Strikov

"It's NEVER tomorrow!"  - Laila Rappaport, at age 5, as told to her two triplet brothers, with great indignation.

"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken." - Oscar Wilde

"Join the Compassion Campaign:

Be Kind To All Kinds
Have a Passion for Compassion
Expect To Respect"

- Rabbi Alan Berkowitz

"Opinions are like assholes.  Everyone has one."  - Dirty Harry

"In theory there's no difference between theory and practice, in practice there is." - Yogi Berra

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