Leadership, being a leader

Communicate what you intend to do, what the intent of your actions is, and be certain it is understood by those with a need to know. Define the characteristics of the plan, the sequence of actions and what you will accept as suitable results at each stage. Leave nothing to chance and micromanage if you have to. You are responsible for the success of your plans.

Plan for the unexpected. Change is constant. Nothing stays the same, even change can be unexpected in what happens and the way it happens. 

Be specific in what you want others to do, how you want them to do it, and have them focus on completing their tasks. Be realistic in your expectations of what others can achieve. Not everyone is as capable as another.

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” 

― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

“Because there are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.” 

― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

Setting a task that is too high a goal for some is absurd just as setting the bar too low for others is meaningless. Assign tasks based on proven capabilities. 

Have a plan, take action, get results.


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