Leadership Principles

Instructions: Review the Leadership Principles, note your top principles from the list and add your own.

It is also important to develop leadership principles to guide you in doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.   

These are some of my Leadership Principles:

  1. Be consistent in your public life and private life.

  2. Constantly seek excellence and knowledge.

  3. Have a broad vision and act on your dreams. (a goal is just a dream if it lacks a deadline)

  4. Be bold and fearless within reason (don’t risk your life or livelihood recklessly).

  5. Learn history and respect tradition.

  6. Learn how, when, and where to question authority.

  7. Be flexible, creative, and have a sense of humor.

  8. Take time to reflect, plan, and revise your plan.

  9. Don’t be too proud to ask for help or to say you’re sorry.

  10. Thank family, friends, mentors and others. If you love someone, tell them, don’t just show it or assume that they know it.

  11. There is no such thing as absolute failure. Learn from experiences and be open to other doors that might open instead.


We must utilize our leadership principles and acknowledge our many blessings, as we act on our beliefs and make a difference.  Self-awareness is the cornerstone of emotional, spiritual, and social competence. Leaders must understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behavior affect themselves and others.

Alfred Ramirez