Be a leader

31 May 2010

Found this from an article which summarised a book by Dale Carnegie – How to win friends and influence people. It’s about leadership.

Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
  • A leader’s job often includes changing your people’s attitudes and behavior. Some suggestions to accomplish this:
  • Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
  • Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
  • Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  • Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
  • Let the other person save face.
  • Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
  • Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
  • Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
  • Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.

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