6 Lessons in Leadership from Rudy Giuliani

Want to become a more effective leaders? Follow these rules.

Want to become a more effective leaders? Follow these rules.

Live and pay-per-view attendees of the real estate event, Brian Buffini’s Success Tour were treated to leadership wisdom from Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who led the city and country by example after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Prior to 9/11, Giuliani was responsible for reducing crime in New York City, cleaning up the city, and improving the economic vitality of the city. His leadership skills were put to the test on the morning of September 11, 2001 when two planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, leaving an indelible impression on the psyches of Americans. Giuliani rose to the challenge and provided inspiration and displayed leadership acumen in a time when New Yorkers and Americans were healing from the tragedy. In short, Rudy Giuliani knows a thing or two about leadership. Here are his six rules of leadership that are applicable to your business. Follow them and watch your business thrive.

Rudy Giuliani’s 6 Rules of Leadership
1. Have strong beliefs. Knowing what you believe in and sticking to that belief will allow you to set your compass and create a plan to reach your goals. According to Giuliani, too little time in business is spent planning and goal setting. By having one or two strong beliefs you can decide what you want to accomplish in business and set realistic goals.

Having strong beliefs can accomplish a great deal. -Rudy Giuliani Tweet this.

2. Be optimistic. Being an optimist involves more than just looking at the bright side. It means looking for solutions and answers the problems that lay before you. To be a leader, you have to think of solutions. Giuliani explained that some problems have answers, others have solutions and some problems can only be reduced. However, all problems can be impacted if we think of ways to improve the situation.

People follow solutions. People follow approaches to problems.
The power of optimism is tremendous. -Rudy Giuliani

3. Have courage. Leaders are risk takers. Having courage doesn’t mean being fearless; courageous people have fear; it’s just that they overcome that fear and take the risk anyway.

Courageous people control their fear so that they can do their job. -Rudy Giuliani Tweet this.

4. Prepare. One of the ways to fight fear is through preparation. When you’re prepared, you don’t have time to be fearful. Practice makes you less nervous and makes you more comfortable enough to handle the unexpected.

Control fear with preparation. Prepare, prepare, prepare. –Rudy Giuliani Tweet this.

5. Teamwork. You can’t accomplish anything significant by yourself. Even with practice, it’s important to rely on other people and their skills and expertise to help you all thrive.

6. Communication. As a leader, it’s important to be there for the people who work for you and work with you. It doesn’t matter what you tell them, the important part is to be there.

A leader is a teacher and motivator. -Rudy Giuliani Tweet this.

If you missed seeing Brian in New York City, you have one more opportunity to experience Brian Buffini’s Success Tour, a motivational real estate event intended to give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to thrive in the new age of real estate. The Success Tour finishes the year in Toronto with special guest, Les Brown, best-selling author and powerful motivational speaker. Visit BrianBuffini.com to register today!

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