Principle 8: Its not What you do, but How you do what you do
Satisfaction and respect come not just from the level of achievement, but the method of that achievement. The greater the effort/sacrifice, the greater the satisfaction and respect generated by the achievement. Even if we did our utmost and failed we can still gain satisfaction and respect from the effort.
Whether the task be complicated or mundane we gain satisfaction through doing the right thing and doing the thing right, through our innovation and creativity. We get little or no satisfaction from cheating or shoddy workmanship. Real achievement comes from fully applying ourselves and doing our best.
The Leadership Map is a comprehensive view of the qualities required for How to apply good leadership. All of these qualities can be learned, re-learned or re-programmed. Nothing about our character or personality has to be fixed in stone, we are changeable. Our current character and personality has been determined by our parenting, schooling, training, our life experiences to date and the beliefs we have formed from all of those. Whilst we cannot change the past we can change the effect it has on us and the learnings and beliefs we take from it.
The Leadership Map is the ultimate mix of qualities we should be aspiring to in order to maximise our leadership effectiveness, not What to lead, but How to lead.