The SLED Principle of Leadership

Ernest Jones
Dec 11, 2018 · 12 min read

What are you passionate about?

And what are you doing to deliver on this passion?

The time goes too fast and you can’t redo yesterday.

What you did yesterday is nice but, it is in the past.

All points expire at midnight

Find what moves you and just do something about it.

How do you go about leading? And how do you use your passion to align people to your vision?

Is there anything in your background not directly related to being a leader that has had an outsized impact on the way you lead?

From a positive perspective, I give significant credit to my father.

From a negative perspective, I think of a couple bosses I had while being an individual contributor.

What’s your philosophy on building a team?

What do you search for?

How do you go about selection?

And how to do you approach managing performance?

Many books are already out there.

Read some!

What data do you use to ensure you are leading effectively?

What are some of the biggest mistakes today’s leaders are making? And how would you go about fixing it?

Follow the SLED principle (Suck Less Every Day). We don’t have to be perfect, just always try to be better.

What do you see as the 2 or 3 greatest opportunities for leaders over the next several years?

Do you have any final words of wisdom for Everyday Leaders?

Are you a superstar performer at work but feeling stuck?

Ernest Jones

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I’m on a quest to profile 100 EverydayLeaders doing extraordinary things.

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