As you move through life, if you’re at all thoughtful, you’re constantly developing your own personal code of conduct. It’s a process that happens consciously or unconsciously
You see a cruel or destructive act and think I’d never do that. Or you hear of an act of kindness and store it away, thinking I want to be like that. And over time, these individual elements fuse together into the principles you live by.
If you have found your stride in life and you consider that your code’s more or less in place, that’s great.
If you’re still mastering the things you want to accomplish. Here are some codes of conduct to implement into your leadership.
- Be your authentic self, because you have to live with yourself every day.
- Forget those who did you wrong, because they’ve definitely forgotten you.
- Remember those who helped you, because they haven’t forgotten.
- Find the silver lining—unless there’s a golden one.
- Ask questions, because they’re the precursor to answers.
- Always take the high road. No matter what others say.
- Choose your values and live confidently in your character
- Treat others as you’d want to be treated.
- Change what you can and let go of the rest.
- The trust you give is the reverence you will receive.
- Never ask anyone to do something you would never do yourself.
- Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
- Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
- Always keep your word.
- Be consistent in all you say and do.
- Always play fair, no matter what.
- Always be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
- Make all the small things count.
- Give more; expect less.
- Make your word your bond.
- Do what is right, even if no one is watching.
Lead From Within: The codes of our lives are what help us to conduct ourselves rightly and have the right outlook on life. They provide guidance for our leadership.
What would you add to this list?
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The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.