Pepper’s 5 Leadership Lessons

I was reading a great post on the Leading Blog about 5 lessons that the outgoing CEO of Proctor and Gamble, John Pepper had distilled from his career.  I won’t recount the details in full, but in essence they are:

  1. accountability for creating leadership results – attracting winners to the business who then feed of each other
  2. seeking input from others without losing direction
  3. leadership is personal and intimate.  It is about being true to your own passions.  It is about influence through trust not control through power.
  4. positive authentic feedback and honest communication builds respect and trust.  Respect and trust provide the foundation for outstanding leadership and team performance
  5. convey trust and high expectations regularly

Weekly 121s are the best tool that I have found to help managers and leaders to develop and apply these lessons.