Outlook Reminder for Leadership Practices

I created a recurring appointment in Outlook for Fridays.  It's a checklist of key leadership practices from The Leadership Challenge.  Each Friday, I scan this checklist and reflect on how well I've demonstrated the practices and where I need to tune for the upcoming week. 

Leadership Checklist 


  • Sets a personal example of what to expect?

  • Makes certain that people adhere to agreed-on standards?

  • Follows through on promises and commitments?

  • Asks for feedback on how actions affect people's performance?

  • Builds consensus around organization's values?

  • Is clear about philosophy of leadership?


  • Talks about future trends influencing work?

  • Describes a compelling image of the future?

  • Appeals to others to share a dream of the future?

  • Shows others how their interests can be realized?

  • Paints "big picture" of group aspirations?

  • Shows conviction about meaning of work?


  • Seeks challenging opportunities to test skills?

  • Challenges people to try new approaches?

  • Searches outside organization for innovative ways to improve?

  • Asks "What can we learn?"

  • Makes certain that goals, plans, and milestones are set?

  • Experiments and takes risks?


  • Develops cooperative relationships?

  • Actively listens to diverse points of view?

  • Treats people with dignity and respect?

  • Supports decisions other people make?

  • Gives people choice about how to do their work?

  • Ensures that people grow in their jobs?


  • Praises people for a job well done?

  • Expresses confidence in people's abilities?.

  • Creatively rewards people for their contributions?

  • Recognizes people for commitment to shared values?

  • Finds ways to celebrate accomplishments?

  •  Gives team members appreciation and support?



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