The 12 Inch Rule of Leadership: Confidence, Humility, Influence, and Career Success
In this wisdom-packed interview, former Wall Street executive Dr. Kaliym Islam shares the many leadership moments that transformed his career. This is practical, research-based, (and hard-won) leadership wisdom that will help you have more influence, achieve better results with your teams, and achieve the career recognition you desire. There are no shortcuts to leadership success, but the principles Dr. Kaliym shares from the 12 Inch Rule of Leadership will truly help you to be the leader you want your boss to be.
The 12 Inch Rule of Leadership
2:00 – Introducing Kaliym Islam, PhD, author of The 12 Inch Rule of Leadership
6:00 – Discover the roots of Kaliym’s approach to leadership through his experience in a historically black fraternal organization
7:15 – The discovery that people who internalized the 12 Inch Rule were succeeding in a variety of careers, industries, and leadership
8:10 – How Kaliym studied the successes he saw and brought his PhD research chops to bear on what he observed
10:02 – How leaders help their teams internalize the messages that matter most
10:50 – An incredibly vital business question you can use in every discussion with your team
12:13 – How confidence and humility work together to power your leadership and influence
13:49 – How Kaliym learned this leadership humility
17:16 – A specific look at several of the key behaviors and principles beneath them
18:12 – The Virtue of Patience and how it informs executive presence and a leader’s influence
23:02 – A practical example of how to receive feedback and respond with regard – even when it’s hard to hear
27:15 – The 12 Inch Rule of Leadership Principle of Talent Expression – speaking up and sharing your abilities and interests in a positive way.
30:01 – How you can help your team express their talents and why that makes such a difference to their loyalty and engagement
35:09 – The power of caring enough to give a team member constructive feedback to help them grow and be more effective
36:13 – There are no shortcuts, no magic buttons. These principles work, but they work over time.
38:41 – Why leaders focus on strengths
44:12 – The Dignity of Simplicity and how the language and communication you choose is a demonstration of dignity – both yours (self-respect) and the people you speak with
49:03 – Where to begin – take the assessment (below) and pick one behavior to practice for 30 days.