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On Leadership
(from Byrd Baggett's book on leadership, Rutledge Hill Press)

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

Praise in public. Criticize in private.

A leader's worst decision is the one that is never made.

Expect people to perform only a well as the example you set.

Kindness is not a weakness.

Leaders inspire others to motivate themselves.

Leaders look for great ideas, not just consensus.

Ask your associates, "What would you do?" Expect powerful results.

Winners are willing to accept the risk others are not.

The number one request of employees: to be appreciated for a job well done.

Your rules apply to you too.

When trust is broken, all communication ceases.

A good decision today beats a "perfect decision" next week.

Do not lower your standards to accommodate others.

Avoid the temptation to blame outside circumstances for your problems.

A leader must earn respect, not demand it.

Always keep in mind that what others tell you is only the tip of the iceberg.

Choose what is right instead of what is politically correct.

The art of persuasion begins with an open mind and open ears, not an open mouth.

Leaders are there when needed, not only when it is convenient for them.

Good leaders are like baseball umpires: They go practically unnoticed when doing their job right.

A good leader aspires to be a role model rather than a hero.

Leaders look at others as equals, not as subordinates.