(The first seven leadership qualities were developed by Ret. General Norman
Schwartzkopf during Desert Storm. The last two were added by Rear Admiral Ret. Frank
Leaders help people succeed. They don’t fear developing
Don’t confuse management and leadership. Managers
focus on material goods, leaders focus on people.
Set goals that anyone can understand, set them clearly.
Complicated goals discourage buy-ins.
Set high standards: “Good enough” is not good enough!
Only the best succeed in today’s market place.
There’s always room for improvement.
A leader takes charge. Step up to accountability and
responsibility. Have a plan to implement it.
Do what is right. Develop a sense of values.
Give credit where credit is due. You may lay the
foundation, but the bricks and mortar are the products of
Demonstrate the virtue of loyalty. Both up and down
loyalty is an essential virtue of a successful leader.