Being a leader entails making lasting and resounding principles. These principles are your words which you must put into action. If you are or think of becoming a leader, think of the following resolutions as your guidance:
- I must know the name, nature and temperament of each and every individual within my sphere of influence.
- I must make a genuine and relentless concentration to my job than thinking of my position.
- I must meticulously make myself acquainted with and be well versed with the modus operandi and intricacies concerning the management and running of my profession.
- I must be exemplary in everything I do to my subordinates in relation to whatever is in connection to my profession.
- I must be open and receptive of my subordinate and their opinions.
I must make a thorough enquiry before making castigation on my subordinates.
- I must never correct my juniors in public.
- I must do all within my reach to give a back-up on those who lag behind.
- I must give an encouragement to whoever is under me, both physically and morally.
- I must be willing to delegate my authority to others when need arises.
- I must never be biased in allocating work to my assistants.
- I must be willing and not delegate anything that is my responsibility.
- My actions must be such that those under me are envious to be like me.
- Respect must be given to my assistants in the same manner given to my superiors.
- You must be ready to single out yourself and be prepared to face the consequences of your singling out.
- Be prepared to face the condemnations and appraisal of you co-workers.
- Bring into reality whatsoever you promised.
- Be willing to make good from your mistakes and the criticisms of others.
- Try things by error and observe their outcome.
- I must anticipate the consequences of my intended actions before I put these actions into practice.
- I must have goals, and the zeal to see their fulfillment.
- I must provide room for feedbacks and rely on these feedbacks to function better.
- I must never betray secrets bestowed on me by my subordinates and I must never act on my benefits in reliance on their disadvantaged positions.
- I must never advocate, bring up or support any policy that might spur unjust intolerance on the ideologies of other workers.
- In short, I must be a drum major for justice and a compatriot, in person and in spirit, to the policies of my organization.
The most important thing you ought to do is to always listen to advices. They will give you new strength and you will feel assured that your exploits are on the right footing.
Always make an effort to involve in team work. Lead the way and the others will join passionately. Thus, their sense of purpose and direction will be stimulated.