25 Guiding Principles of Leadership by Russ Kyle

1. Influence – Lead by influence, not authority.

2. Action – Leadership is an action, not a title or a position.

3. Alignment – Promote collaboration rather than competition.

4. Inspire – Move people by inspiration, not intimidation.

5. Service – Serve a higher purpose, something larger than just yourself. 

6. Vision – Promote vision chasing; showing how our “why” is what drives us. 

7. Mindset  – Demonstrate that mindset sets the stage for strategy.

8. Creativity – Encourage imagination; promote out of the box thinking.

9. Model – Demonstrate, lead by example.

10. Teachable – Listen and continue to learn, from everyone. 

11. Flexibility – Shift style as needed. Stick with your values yet be flexible on your approach. 

12. Perspective – Promote failure as positive feedback; fine-tuning for your next approach.

13. Uncover – Guide others into answering their own questions. 

14. Limitless Thinking – Encourage limitless thinking and speaking. 

15. Shift – Interrupt self-defeating patterns, present empowering alternatives. 

16. Authenticity – Be authentic.

17. Presence  – Be with each conversation, attentive and present.

18. Warmth – Come from a genuine place of love. 

19. Gratitude – Promote appreciating rather than complaining.  

20. Communication – Say what you mean and don’t assume.

21. Rapport – Speak their language. Be honest and open. 

22. Empower – Share, entrust, support, equip, position, and delegate. Build leaders, not followers.

23. Patience – Allow each person to grow and learn at their own pace. 

24. Humility – Open to instruction, not overly attached to labels. Open to inspiration from anyone.

25. Egalitarian – Be one. Seeing and treating all as equally amazing.

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