10 Commandments of Leadership

10 Commandments of Leadership

By the late George Robotham

Ten Commandments of Leadership

· Search out challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate and improve.

· Experiment, take risks, and learn from the accompanying mistakes.

· Envision an uplifting and enobling future.

· Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to their values, interests, hopes and dreams

· Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust.

· Strengthen people by giving power away, providing choice, developing competence, assigning critical tasks and offering visible support.

· Set the example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values.

· Achieve small wins that promote consistent progress and build commitment.

· Recognise individual contributions to the success of every project.

· Celebrate team accomplishments regularly.

(Source: Kouzes JM and Posner BZ 1995 The Leadership Challenge)

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