How to be a good leader

0. Try your best not to be a leader.

1. If you have to, choose people extremely carefully because

1.1 in most of the cases, bad people with a good leader are still bad people.

1.2 General Von Manstein of the German Officer Corps, said that there are only four types of officer. First there the lazy, stupid ones. Leave them alone, they do no harm. Second, there are the hard working intelligent ones. They make excellent staff officers, ensuring that every detail is properly considered. Third, there are the hard working stupid ones. These people are a menace and must be fired at once. They create irrelevant work for everybody. Finally, there are the intelligent lazy ones. They are suited for the highest office. — Hubert Crowell

2. Asking “How to be a good leader?” itself is not good because the question is self-centred. Instead, you should ask, “How to get the things done?” or “What is the most effectively way to get the things done?”

Whether being a leader or not is not the main point.

— Me 2011.11.02

2012.08.21 Tuesday (c) All rights reserved by ACHK