SRF, Arizona Posted February 18, 2015 by Simple Rules Foundation

I recently came across an article on what we could learn from U.S. Presidents. Well, you could no doubt write a book … and in all fairness I see Part One: What to Do, and then Part Two: What Not to Do.

So each of us would do well to pay attention to the following list of Simple Rules. After all, the complexity around us – particularly when it comes to increased globalization and shifting social, economic, and political winds – brings choices and opportunity along with challenges and uncertainty. These rules are borrowed liberally from that online article and the source book, Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future by Steven Krupp and Paul J.H. Schoemaker.

The last two rules are my own, and should probably head the list. What do you think?

  • Anticipate change.
  • Challenge convention.
  • Interpret signals.
  • Decide with conviction.
  • Align stakeholders.
  • Learn from failure.
  • Act with intention.
  • Do no harm.