Here are some checkpoints; see how you do:
- Do I welcome the ideas of others and act with courtesy toward even wild suggestions?
Can I sense the roots of people's uneasiness and define the basic problem?
Do I give credit to others whose thought and labor deserve recognition?
Am I willing to delegate authority and grant others the freedom and means to accomplish a goal?
Do I encourage the fainthearted while gently restraining the overenthusiastic?
Am I a reconciler of clashing viewpoints rather than a partisan or "special pleader"?
Will I compromise without sacrificing moral principle?
Am I frank but cordial in limiting unjust criticism?
Can I summarize trends and clearly mark out points of essential difference?
Do I emphasize that each person has a contribution to make to the common effort?
Can I initiate change by starting with the familiar before moving into the unknown?