What are the four traits of a successful change leader? What are the seven phrases you’ll never hear come out of a successful leader’s mouth? What are the nine irrevocable office sins?

Last week Becker’s Hospital Review published a round-up of ten articles on leadership—all providing insights and interesting angles on how to succeed at the top of your organization. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the advice:

>> Show that you are open-minded and can collaborate across different levels of the organization.

>> Surround yourself with people who have different backgrounds and then ask questions fearlessly.

>> Don’t be afraid to hire people who are smarter than you.

>> Learn to prioritize critical responsibilities ahead of time-consuming activities that can be delegated or even eliminated.

>> Keep looking to the future and don’t be afraid to make bold decisions.

>> In-person meetings may be time consuming, but they reduce the chance for miscommunication.

>> Showing compassion instead of competitiveness fosters the collaboration needed for effective problem solving and organizational success.

What are the nine irrevocable office sins? telling lies; gossiping; complaining about your job; emotional hijacking; accepting credit for another person’s work; bragging; betraying a colleague; ruining relationships; and bringing a stinky lunch.

See the list and links to all ten articles at Becker’s Hospital Review:

Author: Jim WiederholdJim believes his 39 years of experience--particularly his more than 26 years in healthcare--has prepared him well for what he does. His wealth of experience spans key areas, including finance, operations, management, leadership, sales and sales management, corporate, contingency, contractual and retained recruiting, outplacement and transition work and executive coaching.