6 Leadership Tips from Jim Collins
Jim Collins, the famous business author, coach, and researcher, known for his books Good to Great, and Great By Choice, has shared some great strategies for leading your company or department well, or if you aren't leading, these insights are excellent for becoming a leader. To be a leader, you have to have the right mentality. There are a lot of different leadership styles. Tony Dungy was known for being soft-spoken, quiet, and inspirational. Rex Ryan, the coach of the New York Jets, is known for being the exact opposite. However, both coaches are known to get results out of their teams. Nick Saban is a no-nonsense, do your job coach that has won three national championships in NCAA college football. Pete Carroll was known for having comedians, actors, and celebrities show up at practice, and for running a loose, laid-back program. Both coaches have been wildly successful at the college level, with opposite approaches to leading. George Patton and Omar Bradley were polar opposites. Patton was loud, arrogant, conceited, brilliant, and tolerated no insubordination. Bradley was known as the "G.I. General," because of his humble demeanor, and willingness to get his hands dirty alongside his troops. Again, both were wildly successful.
The article today talks about priorities, and having some strategies for your work. Whatever your management style, you need to have priorities. You need to get your work done in the right timeframe. You need to keep your relationships good, or get out. And you can't prolong difficult decisions. These are some of the traits that all good leaders must have. They boil down to Responsibility, Work Ethic, and Knowledge of your job.
Source - Forbes