Leadership is no popularity contest.

Your behaviour is fundamental. Be professional. Say what you mean, and mean what you say, and never say it in a mean way.

Leadership is not about strategy as much as it is about character. Sometimes you will be required to make hard decisions. It is one thing to be tough minded, but never be hard hearted. And never forget, that leadership is not a popularity contest.

Personality opens doors but character keeps them open. Keep your promises. Walk your talk.

Leadership is about being responsible for other people. You can’t fake this – you need to care. It is about having respect for all people. It is about team work, and it is about growing people.

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