Photos by Hillary Ehlen
The following 11 leadership principles are from a presentation Hatch Coaching Founder Erik Hatch gives around the country at his Hatch Leadership Summits. He recently hosted one right here in Fargo, which was well-attended by a number of area presidents, CEOs and executive directors.
1. Leaders Give Feedback
When confronting someone:
- Assume positive intent.
- Come from curiosity.
- Help them self-discover.
2. Leaders Are Servants
“You can have everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
3. Leaders Are Visionaries
Win the room before you get in it. Find your allies early and get them to be endorsers for you.
4. Leaders Create Other Leaders, Not Followers
If you want power and influence, you have to let it go. This allows others to have power and influence, and it’ll intrinsically come right back to you like a boomerang.
5. Leaders Have Accountabili-Buddies
“When you hold someone accountable to your goals, they’ll resent you. When you hold someone accountable to their goals, they’ll thank you.” -Steve Kout
6. Leaders Have Social Capital
How things “click” for people:
- 10% can hear it to believe it.
- 89% need to see it to believe it.
7. Leaders Mirror And Match
The Golden Rule (good) “Treat others as you want to be treated.”
The Platinum Rule (great) “Treat others the way they want to be treated.”
8. Leaders Are Great Listeners
Don’t just be a coach. Allow others to coach you.
9. Leaders Multiply
Do something bigger than yourself. Passion is contagious.
10. Leaders Are Vulnerable
Do the people around you know your heart? Work is a place for your personal life. When done well, it will increase productivity and job satisfaction.