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Own up to your mistakes

Own up to your mistakes

A leader worth following accepts the blame, apologizes, buries the worry, and then puts all of the energy into the next objective.

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Reserve time for self-reflection

Great leaders reflect on what went well, what didn't, what they learned and how they can improve. 

They put their thoughts down on paper to ensure their mistakes today are not repeated tomorrow.

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Reprimand in private

...  and praise in public. 

They understand that shaming someone in public can do more damage than the initial misstep.

Great leaders do not seek the spotlight and cast the light onto team members who could use the boost.

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Be precise in communication

The best leaders know how to take complex ideas and arguments and distill them down into simple language.

One way to practice this is by reducing a full-page memo to half a page and then getting the message down to the size of a notecard. 

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“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their ingenuity.”

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Ruthlessly seek out blind spots

Leadership is a constant work in progress: Leaders open themselves up to criticism and surround themselves with others who challenge their way of thinking.

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Contain your fears

Leaders are not immune to fears. They work towards controlling and learning from them.

Instead of succumbing to their environment, great leaders proactively create the change they seek to make.

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John T. Reed, a real estate investor, looked into the accuracy of Kiyosaki's best-selling book and found it inaccurate:

  • The Rich Dad is most likely an invention. It's unlikely for an entrepreneur to succeed in construction, restaurants, and convenience stores. Authors history also doesn't match up.
  • Previously Kiyosaki named at least 2 other people as "the best teacher I ever had", making the same claim about the "Rich Dad" sound false.

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Misunderstanding leadership

Leaderships is one of the most misunderstood responsibilities in business.

Many people confuse leadership with rank or authority.

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Curiosity leads us to generate alternatives

When our curiosity is triggered, we are less likely to fall prey to confirmation bias (looking for information that supports our beliefs rather than for evidence suggesting we are wrong) and to stereotyping people (making broad judgments).

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