Monday, September 13, 2010

Leadership Manifesto



  1. Leaders shape the future. Leaders bring change and leaders challenge the status quo. If there is no need for change, there is no need for leadership.
  2. Leadership is a choice. Leadership does not just happen. Leadership is a choice we make to live our lives with a vision and purpose daily.
  3. Leaders are made and not born. Leaders know who they are, understand their unique purpose, strengths and skills. They use 'who they are' to bring their vision into the present.
  4. Leaders live their vision. They become the change that they want to see in the world. They set the example and show the way.
  5. Leaders incite conversation. Leadership is about making a difference and driving change which stimulates conversation and debate. The ideas that get talked about are the ones worth talking about.
  6. Leaders understand that character matters. Character establishes the foundation for trust. Without trust you cannot lead.
  7. Leaders invest in themselves. Leaders take care of their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical needs.
  8. Leaders are results focused. Leaders initiate and make things happen.
  9. Leaders inspire. Leaders cannot achieve their visions alone. They inspire others to come alongside and participate in the journey.
  10. Leaders leave a legacy. Success is what we do for ourselves whilst legacy is what we do for other. A leaders legacy is what they do for others and how they have invested in and developed others.
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6 comments:

s said...

I don't agree with the statement, "If there is no need for change, there is no need for leadership."

If a unit (or business, or person, or whatever) is fully accomplishing the tasked mission, why fix what ain't broke? It seems to me that such an optimally-performing unit nonetheless needs leadership if for no other reason than to maintain that superior performance.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Fair enough. Change for change's sake is not useful. I think he was talking about the dynamic nature of things. If there is no need for change, you may not need a leader where a manager is sufficient to maintain the status quo.

Anonymous said...

I may be wrong but I believe a good leader must possess the skill to convince others to follow him/her. With at least 3 typos in this piece I would find it hard to follow anything stated here.

Navyman834

Anonymous said...

I agree completely, General Patton had some typos in some of his papers and I must say, I found it impossible to follow him.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

MCPO Hughes

Thanks for the assist. Sometimes I publish these things in my sleep. Your assistance is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

You have taken on a rather large responsibility in your efforts to produce a leadership blog along with musings and other assorted bits of information. I try to read and comprehend each article you place on your blog. I find that I am not qualified to make comments about some of the items you present and I try to be objective when I do make comments. Anyone that has presented any material for any and every individual to review such as you have, and kept to their objectives, which you have also, are to be commended. When you use other sources, as you do, and these sources are learned individuals you have a right to assume that their words are valuable and correct in most aspects. Please keep up the good work.

Navyman834