Google’s Rules of Leadership

google rules

This past weekend our elders enjoyed some time away thinking, reflecting, studying, and praying together. It’s an annual feature and something that’s really helped us focus on what we’re supposed to be about. This past weekend a fellow elder dug out a really helpful little piece on some research done by Google on what makes a good leader. You can read more about the research here. For now, here’s their eight rules in reverse order:

8. Have the key technical skills so you can advise your team

7. Have a clear vision and strategy

6. Help employees with career development

5. Be a good communicator and listen to your team

4. Be pro-active and results oriented

3. Express interest in employees well-being

2. Empower, don’t micromanage

1. Be a good coach – give specific feedback and have regular one-to-ones

What do you think? Any surprises?

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