1. What is present
  2. Do they have a sound vision
  3. Are the associates following the plan
  4. Can they see what is ahead
  5. Is the leader team in the loop and fully engaged?

All of these factors are very important.  But equally important”¦I evaluate the person in charge.  Is the leader fair, compassionate, vision oriented, and most importantly what kind of heart does the Leader have?  Does it radiate confidence, compassion, integrity”¦a bigger vision of itself?

Ever hear of Elbert Hubbard?  Here is his idea of a human being”¦and my idea of a Leader.

                                                 ~ A Radiant Life ~
The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous,
powerful, or “good”, but simply to be radiant.

I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will.

I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear.

I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected – as ready to say “I do not know“, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality – to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid.

I wish others to live their lives, too – up to their highest, fullest, and
best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give
advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed.

If I can help people, I’ll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say,

I desire to be radiant – to radiate life.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)
Love, Life & Work
Roycroft Press, 1906