12 Rules for Bringing Out The Best in People

These 12 rules are excerpted from the excellent book Bringing Out The Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis. I would encourage you to read this book if you really want to make an impact with your team or close-knit group.

  1. Expect the best from the people you lead.
  2. Make a thorough study of the other person’s needs.
  3. Establish high standards of excellence.
  4. Create an environment where failure is not fatal.
  5. If they are going anywhere near where you want to go, climb on other people’s bandwagons.
  6. Employ models to encourage success.
  7. Recognize and applaud achievement.
  8. Employ a mixture of positive and negative reinforcement.
  9. Appeal sparingly to the competitive urge.
  10. Place a premium on collaboration.
  11. Build into the group an allowance for storms.
  12. Take steps to keep your own motivation high.

Which rule do you do the best, and which rule do you need to work on to improve your skills?

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