20 Top Leadership Tips…in Tweet Length

Someone emailed me recently and asked me for my “top 20 leadership tips”. They were doing a presentation on leadership and were asked to share 20 aspects of great leadership. The added catch. They needed something short they could expand upon, so they suggested I share them in “Twitter length.”

Didn’t they know I’m the guy who only has “7” points in most posts? :)

I’m always up for a challenge though, so I wrote down the question and pondered it for a couple weeks. I added a few at a time. Then I sat down to compile the list.

Here are my top 20 leadership tips in Twitter length:

Build people – People are your greatest asset as a leader.

Grow personally – You can’t take people where you aren’t going.

Direction matters – You’ll likely end up where you pointed yourself.

Surrender methodology – Care more about accomplishing a worthy vision than how you do.

Empower people – Give people real responsibility and real authority.

Keep learning – When you stop learning…you stop.

Renew your passion often – Keep reminding yourself why you do what you do.

Learn to rest – So you can always do your best.

Value the word “No” – You can only do what you can do. Trying to do more lowers efficiency.

Prioritize each day – Make every moment count.

Let failure build you – It’s the best way to gain experience.

Be honest with yourself and others – What you hide will often trip you fastest.

Know your weaknesses – Everyone else already does.

Listen more than you speak – You’ll learn more and make others feel valued.

Serving others brings joy – Giving back is the greatest vehicle to fulfillment in life.

Humility is attractive – People love realness and want to be around people who are.

Be intentional – Nothing really great happens without it.

Reject apathy – You’ll be tempted to settle for mediocrity. Don’t do it.

Protect character – More than you try to protect your reputation. Do this one and you’ll gain the other.

Applaud others – Louder than you “toot your own horn”.

Feel free to Tweet one or two of them…they’re Twitter length.

Do you have one to share?

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27 thoughts on “20 Top Leadership Tips…in Tweet Length

  1. My favorite is: "Empower people – Give people real responsibility and real authority." It's so easy to micromanage, because as parents our role for so long was to guard & protect…to keep people safe. It's a challenge to shift gears, to stop protecting and start empowering, so people can grow into themselves.

  2. "Be genuine" – Authenticity inspires open minds in those around you.

    Thanks for your tips Ron – they are spot on! New to twitter myself – Am changing career expressions from direct patient care as a nurse to coaching / inspiring front line practitioners. Also want to inspire a paradigm shift in our healthcare systems so that all people who enter whether staff, patient, or visitor can leave nourished, uplifted, and empowered instead of drained.

    Look forward to reading more!

  3. Treat others equally: Leaders do not pick a protege – leaders treat all their team members in the same equal way.

    Thanks for sharing Ron.

  4. Ron, If you don't hurry and Tweet these, I will. (Just Kidding). We are mutual followers on Twitter and I appreciate your work.

    May I invite you to join my Leadership: Lead With Giants on Linkedin? You'll see a lot of familiar places there. I'll send a link via Twitter.


  5. Acknowledge others.

    Very cool, I like the list and I don't twitter… : ) You need to publish a book Ron, a hardcopy (remember, I'm old school).