The Nine C's of Leadership by Lee Iacocca

Mr. Lee Iacocca is a former CEO of Chrysler

  1. A leader has to show curiosity. He has to read voraciously because the world is a complicated place.

    Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter - Thomas Jefferson

  2. A leader has to be creative, go out on a limb, be willing to try something different, think outside the box. Leadership is all about managing change. - whether you are leading a company or leading a country. Things change, and you get creative. You adapt.
  3. A leader has to communicate. Communication starts with telling the truth, even when it may be painful.
  4. A leader has to be a person of Character - knowing the difference between right and wrong and having the guts to do the right thing.

    If you want to test a man's character, give him power - Abraham Lincoln

  5. A leader must have Courage. Courage in the 21st century doesn't mean posturing and bravado. Courage is a commitment to sit down at a negotiating table and talk.
  6. To be leader you've got to have conviction - a fire in your belly. You've got to have passion. You've got to really want to get something done.
  7. A leader should have Charisma. Charisma is the quality that makes people want to follow you. It's the ability to inspire.
  8. A leader has to be Competent. You've got to know what you're doing. More importantly, you've got to surround yourself with people who know what they're doing.
  9. You can't be a leader if you don't have common-sense.
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