April 2012

The Leader’s Checklist

By: Jim Bruce

This past year Michael Useem’s new book “The Leader’s Checklist” was published.  Professor Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  

The checklist has 15 leadership principles that taken together can constitute an effective playbook for leadership decisions whatever the challenge.  According to Useem, the principles are applicable to most leaders, in most situations, in most circumstances.

The 15 principles are: