Great food for thought but I would be interested in seeing what others think of this…

Leadership Freak

Stop telling people what to do

Great leadership is more about others and less about you. Stop focusing on yourself.

Great leaders are great because they:

  1. Have emotional intelligence.
  2. Reveal greatness in others.
  3. Know where they’re going and why.
  4. Engage.
  5. Don’t really think they are great.

Read the whole “great leaders” list on Facebook.

Two great leaders:

Warren Buffet (4th richest person in the world) and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) are great leaders because they hire great people and get out of the way.

Buffet said:

  1. Hire people and don’t tell them what to do.
  2. Let good people set their own standards and direction.
  3. Delegate almost to the point of abdication.

Dr. David Vik (Doc) invested early in Zappos and worked there for five years. I asked Doc what made Tony Hsieh a great leader. “Zappos’ vision to Deliver Happiness is so clear and powerful that management doesn’t have to tell employees…

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