8. Wield Charismatic Authority:
Seidman is not calling for any wild tactics here (thank goodness), he is simply highlighting the fact that all authority comes in one of two forms:
a. Formal (Police, teachers, parents, Etc.).
b. Charismatic (Not related to a position, but influence).
One is given. One cannot be taken away. One is connected to rules, the other to values.
Just because you are not in a designated leadership position does not mean you cannot lead. Knowledge is power, but applied knowledge is powerful! Find your strength(s) & apply them whether you are the CEO or the Secretary.
People are motivated either intrinsically or extrinsically.
-EXtrinsic motivation comes from the outside. Things like money, cars, titles, Etc. are all forms of extrinsic motivation.
-INtrinsic motivation, on the other hand, is a motivation that starts from within. It is the hobby you start 1 pm on Saturday and end 1 am on Sunday and didn't even notice the time. If you want to make waves, you must inspire others to find their intrinsic pulse. Then, the old adage, "when you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life" will come true.
10. Be Principled:
Peter Drucker, leadership Guru, once stated, "Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable." Being principled is better than just relying on a set of rules. Following a process will leave you and your team energy-less. A process is simply a set of rules that will lead you from one place to another. It does not create energy, it just leaves you with whatever outcomes the process leads you to. It is a lifeless journey, and it removes any personal responsibility from the person or group.
12. Be Reflective:
Take a long look into the mirror.
--Self-Reflection is vital as a leader. I really liked the TV show Monk about an OCD Detective that always found the bad buy because he noticed unusual things along the way. After he would catch the villain, people would often praise him because of his gift of noticing the little details and quirks that others would pass over. Monk would always reply with, "It's a blessing AND a curse." As a leader, you must be intentional about surrounding yourself with people that will tell you the truth about yourself. This is often very painful, however, it is totally necessary if you want to achieve greatness.
13. Go to the Point of NO Return:
Leadership can (and often times) be a very lonely place. Remember the first quality in the Leaership Framework? It was Vision. Well, enlisting others is not the easiest thing to do. Many times you will be the only person believing in you. So bear in mind the old quote, "Shoot for the Moon, if you miss, at least you'll hit a Star."
14. Be Passionate & Optimistic:
Passion is the difference between paying 50 cents for a cup of coffee and $2.10 at Starbucks. You will need passion to fuel you through the dark days. When people see that you believe, they will too. Colin Powell has been credited as saying, "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."