Everyone has “laws”, these are mine!

It seems as though every coach, influential leader, and even Dr. Phil has laws and theories that they feel are important to remember and live by. I wrote 15 laws that are (in my opinion) essential for many people running departments, climbing the ladder or leading an organization. I hope many of you can relate to situations where some of these tips could have helped you, take them with you and share them with colleagues.

I came up with these during my coaching sessions as they seemed to be coming up over and over again. Over the past few years, I have been verbally coaching these principles/laws which I hold very dear to my heart – today, I decided to write them down.

I feel many of these are applicable in our corporate lives as well as in our personal lives.

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Elizabeth’s 15 Laws of Leadership Survival (for all who know me, know I could never stop at 10)

  1. Don’t get in the way of powerful people trying to accomplish a goal
  2. Don’t stand in opposition just to show you are opposing
  3. Share your same self with the janitor that you share with the CEO
  4. Burn bridges only when someone has imposed on your morality or ethics
  5. Don’t focus on crumbs, look for the loaf of bread. Strive to win the big battles, not the trivial ones
  6. Show Influential leaders how to advance your position
  7. Never lead with coercion
  8. Always focus on contribution to a larger goal, not only your department and agenda
  9. Never assume that those higher up on the organizational chart have more power
  10. Spend more than half of your time connecting to powerful and influential individuals
  11. Learn to influence up and across
  12. Navigate your way to success, don’t just steer
  13. Attach yourself to an influential sponsor who will put his/her trust/money and confidence behind you
  14. Always support the final decision of the department/team
  15. Build and support principles, not policies