I was just thinking of the first album I ever owned: Meet the Beatles. I still own it – the album – you know – vinyl disk, scratches and all. The Beatles wrote many classic songs, and as I thought about them, I realized they can teach us a lot about the qualities of great leaders. Here are my Top 10. You can probably think of others.
With a Little Help From My Friends.
Great leaders know the value of collaboration.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Great leaders ask, “What do you need? How can I help?”
Great leaders don’t live in the past; they know the past is not the prologue to the future.
Here Comes the Sun
Great leaders always have a positive attitude.
Great leaders don’t fear risk and innovation.
A Hard Day’s Night
Sometimes you gotta work into the night to accomplish the things you desire.
Don’t Let Me Down
Great leaders under-promise and over-deliver.
Here, There and Everywhere
Great leaders know the value of maintaining relationships. Period. They will always stay connected to those they care about – here, there, and everywhere.
I’ve Just Seen a Face
As part of understanding the value of relationships, leaders remember you. Great leaders never forget a face or a name.
All You Need is Love