It is important for me to never stray from the person I want to be. I tell the full, honest truth. I respect confidentiality. I treat people with respect. I follow through on my commitments. Sometimes I screw up, but when I do, I make it right. I learn from my experiences.
Habit 1 from Stephen Covey’s 7 habits: I am responsible for the outcome of my life. This ties into my view of the importance of ownership in leadership. I avoid placing blame on others when things go wrong, accept the responsibility, and focus my energy on getting back on track.
I am a firm believer in the Eisenhower principle. It requires discipline to focus your energy on important tasks in today’s urgent world. By carving out time for important matters, you can eliminate unnecessary urgency and get more real work accomplished.
I am eager to solve problems, and I enjoy working with technology and leading people. I am happy doing what I do, and I make work fun. I surround myself with people that bring up me, rather than weight me down. I find creative ways to always be learning. I make the best out of bad situations, and whenever I fall down, I get back up.
I seek to get the most accomplished with the resources I have available. I avoid wasting time on things that don’t matter in the big picture. I take the time to fix inefficient and ineffective workflows so that I can focus my energy on things that matter. I am evaluated on what I can get done (results), not on what I do (activity) – I leverage the help of other people to make things happen.
I strive for simple, reliable solutions. I use available data to produce smart, quick decisions; I don’t wing it, and I don’t miss opportunities from overanalyzing either.
I constantly remind myself of what is most important and work on the number one priority at any given time. I follow the 80/20 principle to keep myself working on the things that will deliver the highest return. My work environment is always clean and uncluttered so that I can focus on the job at hand.