Five Leadership Resolutions for 2014.

  1. Resolve to spend 15 minutes a day listening. Refuse to make statements, just explore. After you’ve mastered 15 minutes, up it to 30. Most leaders talk too much.
  2. Spend an hour every week with someone you admire. The people you hang with reflect your future.
  3. Talk about the past in terms of lessons learned. Stop circling the past like a vulture eyeing a carcass. Everyone captivated by the past repeats it. The past is a tool for learning not a target for circling.
  4. Reject isolation; embrace connection. The double trouble of failure is pulling into a shell. Isolation is a symptom of sickness and fear.
  5. Don’t talk about it unless you plan to do something about it.