Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Updated 12-26-2012 | Posted 12-25-2012

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

1. Five-Point Plan
You work diligently and selflessly with your IT team to achieve organizational goals for performance, quality, service, profits and civic responsibility.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

2. Taking Charge
You seek tough jobs and take full responsibility for the outcomes–regardless of how they turn out.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

3. Forward Shift
You can both forecast change and overcome resistance to it within your staff.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

4. Mission Statement
You demonstrate early and often how daily work supports the attainment of a mission.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

5. Firm Foundation
You’re happy to discuss how your core principles form the foundation for your actions.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

6. Valuable Intelligence
You focus on SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound) goals.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

7. About Face
You look people in the eyes and smile in a natural way; a fake smile uses only the lips while a real one engages the eyes.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

8. Code of Silence
You never use empty words to fill in conversation gaps–you realize silence can invite revealing commentary.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

9. Direct Report
You avoid wishy-washy words and phrases (“I could be mistaken, but ...” and “Of course, that’s just my opinion”) and make assertive statements.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader

10. Honorable Service
You break news gently and compassionately, and disagree agreeably.

Ten Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Boot Camp Leader