The word “mantra” has a few different meanings. One of the definitions means, “an instrument of thought” (Wikipedia). A credo is “a statement of the beliefs or aims that guide someone's actions” (Dictionary.com). A few weeks ago, I was writing up my thoughts on leadership to share with a new team member. In doing so, I realized I created a list that makes up my personal leadership credo or mantra.
I would like to share this list with you and encourage you to create your own list. The best way to make this happen is to find a quiet place and begin to write (or type) what you value in your own leadership and the leadership of others. I think this list is a living document as I will constantly reflect on it and add to it:
Michelle Braden Leadership Credo January 2015