9 Things A Leader Must Do

Another book I recently picked up at Mardels in the bargain area was this short little leadership book by Henry Cloud. When I say short, I mean short. You could knock it out in one evening. But short doesn't always mean easy or fast. You'll find in this book, especially the 9 things, that you'll want to dig deeper into each area and work through the teachings of Dr. Cloud. That's my action plan for this book.

Another blogger has boiled it down to these things:

A leader must…
  • Discover and invest in your inner desires and drives
  • Not allow a sense of negativity to take up space in your mind and life
  • Evaluate your decisions in the present based on how they will affect the future
  • Continually ask yourself, “What can I do to make this situation better?”
  • Achieve big goals by taking small steps over time
  • Develop the ability to hate the right things well
  • Give more and better than you are given
  • Not strive to be or to appear more than you really are—but really embrace your own identity
  • Make decisions without fear of other people’s reactions
What leadership books have you read lately?