Words to Lead by...

Practical perspectives for today’s leader from Lee J. Colan


on Attitude......

  • Life's rewards go to those who let their actions rise above their excuses.
  • A life filled with positive attitude is also filled with positive impact.
  • Those who give the best of themselves get the best from others.
  • A single act does make a difference...it creates a ripple effect that can be felt many miles and people away.

on Change......

  • Live your company values before you communicate them to your employees.
  • Culture change is nothing more than behavior change.
  • The old assertion that ‘the happy employee is the productive employee’ was refuted long ago. In fact the reverse is true: the productive worker is the happy worker. Therefore, we must change employees’ behavior then their hearts will follow.

on Execution......

  • A good plan gets you into the race, but execution propels you into the winner’s circle.
  • Saying ‘Yes’ to one thing always means saying ‘No’ to something else.
  • Measure what matters, then manage what you measure.
  • A blurred company vision yields diffused employee efforts.

on Growth......

  • High revenue growth forgives many sins.
  • To grow, get off the treadmill of working in the business and step into the eagle’s nest to work on the business.
  • The entrepreneur says, “The next deal is king,” while the leader says, “The customer is king.”
  • If we are learning each day, then today is the dumbest day of the rest of our lives. Remain open to other perspectives to ensure you are smarter tomorrow.”

on Communication......

  • Those who underestimate the intelligence of their employees generally overestimate their own.
  • Great leaders appreciate their employees, not just their contributions.
  • Employees who are searching for answers typically fill in the blanks with the worse case scenario.


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