While browsing the Internet, I stumbled on a very interesting post from Kenneth Hartman, a Security Architect and Senior Product Manager for Cloud Security for SAP Ariba.
Ken's motto is "I help my company earn and maintain trust of our customers in our products and service."
If you are a regular of imagine4tomorrow, you know that Ken's maxim is summarizing extremely well what we've been advocating and discussing in these pages article after article.
In a very easy - and fun read - tabled list (after the break), Ken Hartman compares the way a true leader works, behaves, thinks vs. a non-leader.
Among much more, this list shows that leaders prioritize their company and teams over themselves, while non-leaders put themselves first:
Non-leaders are looking at their own interest, the way they appear (good of course) to the outside world (by 'outside world' understand 'their bosses' and any useful authority!).
You will also see how they complicate things unnecessarily, so that they can look like the savior when they fix a problem that never really existed and that their selfish behavior created.
Or also how they are strongly against delegation, so that they make believe that the company cannot run without them, as they have the necessary burden for the common good to make all final decisions!
(Gosh... when writing these lines, I've got so many names of people I know and deal with everyday that come to mind! Don't you?)
Well, don't delay any further, and jump the brake to look at the comparison Leader vs. Non-leader list!
Kenneth Hartman says he didn't write this list that he found somewhere in his archives.
Nevertheless, it is a great and enlightening read (texts in italic are my own additions).
What do you think of the tabled list above?
Do you know people belonging to each list?
What about you, which list do you see yourself belonging to?