The six most important principals of leadership.
Have goals. How much do you want to achieve? Have a vision, a battle plan. In the US vision has been lost. Ronald Regan said that communism was bankrupt. His goal was to beat communism. We win, they lose. He helped bring communist governments down and changed the domestic political debate. That’s what big vision can do.
America is involved in Libya to protect the people of Libya. They’re not involved to remove Gaddafi. But these goals are in conflict.
Biggest weakness of modern leaders is to not have a clear vision.
Get vision by thinking and talking. People work better if they contribute to creating the vision.
To be a leader be an optimist
People follow hope and someone that offers a solution. If you have a problem identify the solution.
Fourth principal of leadership: relentless preparation.
Risk is fear. Use fear to prepare more effectively. Practice. Think of the questions you’ll be asked. Anticipate the unexpected.
Fifth principal of leadership : teamwork
Recruit people to compliment your strengths and overcome weaknesses.
Sixth principal of leadership: communication
A leader is a teacher and a motivator. Focus on helping others succeed. Be there when things go wrong.
I don’t agree with many of Rudy’s political ideals but that’s life.