Michael Lombardi, former General Manager of the Cleveland Browns and current member of the coaching staff on the New England Patriots enumerated four elements of leadership:
- Management of attention, aka plan. Systems and processes are offshoots of management of attention.
- Management of meaning, aka communication – explain the plan.
- Management of trust – consistency and no double standards.
- Management of self – self-criticism and humility. Honesty. Admit mistakes and correct course.
He also quoted Bobby Kennedy – “Guide your life by principle not ambition”. Not sure if its accurate but I like the quote.