This quote by leadership guru John Maxwell does a nice job of simplifying what exemplifies the best leaders:

  • Leaders spend the majority of their time looking to the future, and describe a well-articulated,  easily understood vision of where their organization needs to go in order to succeed.
  • With a clearly defined plan in place, leaders ensure that their entire team truly comprehends the strategy and tactics necessary to execute, and remain relentless in sticking to that blueprint with only necessary course-corrections.
  • Through their actions and behaviors, leaders set the primary example of how they expect their organization to perform.

For effective results, recall the rhyme…(1) know the way, (2) go the way,  (3) show the way!