Learn from the master. Jovial and generous S. Claus, CEO of one of the world’s longest-lasting companies, “Toys Are Still Us,” knows how to be a great leader for the long haul. Even during his busiest season, Mr. Claus took time from his hectic schedule to be interviewed. He always wants to spread the joyous word. And he may also be trolling for new employees.
To read the rest of this article from Business First of Louisville, see: Santa’s gift to you – his leadership rules http://louisville.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2006/12/11/editorial2.html
He says that if your organization has deliverables and deadlines, his leadership principles are ageless. If you’re just pushing papers across your desk, no need to bother learning these guidelines.
Some of his leadership rules – for details see the original article.
- Have goals worth the effort you’re demanding.
- Hire inspired elves.
- Know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.
- Know everything and everyone.
- Value performance.
- Value attitude.
- Reward both performance and attitude.
- Talk with the elves on the front lines.
- Take time to plan.
Not even Santa can satisfy everyone. But, his methods have survived the tests of time and competition, and he’s practically cornered the market. If you don’t like his style or aren’t willing to make the effort, see if you have more success leading like Ebenezer Scrooge or the Grinch did.
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