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Laws for Leaders

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Louis B. Lundborg once printed a list of eight rules he affectionately called "Lundborg's Laws" that dealt with leadership in general.

Law No. 1: MULTIPLY YOURSELF: Don't try to do everything yourself.

Law No. 2: PICK WINNERS: Good people are tough to get, tough to manage, and tough to hang on to, but good people cost less because of their greater output.

Law No. 3: DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST: The greatest enemy is mediocrity and the only alternative is excellence.

Law No. 4: LET THEM RUN: If you have picked winners, you won't cash in on them unless you let them run.

Law No. 5: DON'T ALIBI: When things go wrong, don't make excuses, and don't pass the buck upward, downward, or laterally.

Law No. 6: BE A CLOCK WATCHER: Be a good manager of time.

Law No. 7: DON'T BE A DEAF MUTE: Communicate and do it with your ears as well as your eyes.

Law No. 8: KEEP YOUR MOTOR TUNED AND YOUR OIL CHANGED: Stay healthy.

Dick Hedges
Fort Scott Community College