UMass Commonwealth Honors College Awards Presentation
Whether on campus or in the workplace, effective leadership involves seven disarmingly simple truths, says alumnus Peter F. DiGiammarino ’75. As the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence for spring 2012, DiGiammarino led two events during which he offered advice on becoming an effective leader.
Leaders, he explained, “get loose.” Top leaders break through conventional boundaries to find new solutions to everyday problems. They also follow a set of powerful guidelines, which DiGiammarino breaks into actions driven by seven simple truths that he says can help facilitate change at any level.
These truths are:
1. An organization exists to solve a problem for people.
2. It takes a team.
3. Context matters.
4. It pays to pay attention.
5. No leader succeeds alone.
6. Growth is good.
7. It’s OK to do what you like and are good at.