Principle-Centred Leadership Characteristics

In the other book that I am concurrently reading, is “Principle-Centred Leadership” by Stephen R. Covey, this book touches on how to get people to centre their lives and leadership around principles such as justice and integrity, applying natural laws to problems and to centre life on the correct principles as the key to personal fulfilment and professional success.

Correct principles are like compasses, always pointing the way, if we are able to read them, we won’t get lost or confused or fooled by conflicting voices and conflicts. Centering life on correct principles is the key to developing our rich internal powers in our lives, and with that powers, we can achieve our dreams. We would also become more balanced, unified, organised, anchored and rooted.

Principle-Centred Leadership is practiced from the inside out on four levels –

  1. Personal
  2. Interpersonal
  3. Managerial
  4. Organisational
Trust is the root of success or failure in relationships, organisations and businesses.
Principle-Centred Leaders possess the following 8 characteristics – 
  1. Continually Learning 
  2. Service-Oriented
  3. Radiate Positive Energy
  4. Believe in Other People
  5. Lead Balanced Lives
  6. See Life as an Adventure
  7. Synergistic 
  8. Exercise for Self-Renewal

(Adapted from Perface: A Principle-Centred Approach, Introduction to Section 1 and Chapter 1: Characteristics of Principle-Centered Leaders of Principle-Centred Leadership by Stephen R. Covey)

After reading the first few segments of “Principle-Centred Leadership”, it already strike a chord inside my heart, mind and soul, I related to it very quickly, like it is a part of me, leadership and principles, to be reinforced, learning new knowledge, changing, improving and mentoring future leaders.

I would still need some time to work on the 5 Steps Development Process, please bear with me while I work on how to present it in my future postings and write-ups.

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