What does “Do right” mean to you? Doing what’s right is often difficult, but always simple. We naturally know what’s right by looking inward and honestly consulting our consciences. A man who does what’s right because someone forces him to is less significant than a man who willingly chooses to do right.
Leadership is not about being popular for the moment. It’s about being respected for a lifetime which means being true to yourself and totally committed to the adherence of the most significant character traits, qualities and attributes.
A true leader lives by the nine Rules of Right, a list of tactics utilized by leaders to not only gain success and significance, but to develop the people around him into great leaders themselves.
The nine Rules of Right means finding:
• The Right People, not just merely the good, great or best people.
• The Right Relationships that go beyond win/win because it’s not what we do but whom we do it with.
• The Right Training that includes learning the correct things to make and keep us brilliant at the basics to maximize efficiency.
• The Right Reasons that identify our “why” and make winning personal.
• The Right Leaders who are strong, passionate, visionary. You can have state-of-the-art facilities, unlimited resources and a stellar product but if you have a terrible leader, your organization will fall. However, you can have run-down facilities, limited resources and a mediocre product but with an incredible leader, your organization will thrive and succeed.
• The Right Tools and necessary resources of time, money and trained personnel.
• The Right Authority where people at every level are empowered to make right decisions because they have been given the required power to act on those decisions.
• The Right Practices so things are done correctly to maximize effectiveness.
• The Right Rewards that make us significant because we really want what we get, rather than merely make us successful, because we begin with the end in mind and get what we want.
By surrounding ourselves with people who are positive, courageous and trustworthy, we increase our ability to do the right thing at all times. My successful self might say, “I will do what’s best for me.” But my significant self always says, “I will do what’s right. Period.”
Utah resident Dan Clark is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. He teaches leadership and safety training courses, conducts public speaking workshops and hosts a talk radio show, The Art of Significance, on VoiceAmerica.com on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. (MDT).