I have been reading Richard L. Daft's book The Leadership Experience for one of my classes at Regent University and came across the Cowboy Commandments in the book. Even though some of the points might be very basic they very well apply to everyone in leadership.
Here are the commandments:
- A cowboy never takes unfair advantage - even of an enemy.
- A cowboy never goes back on his word or betrays a trust.
- A cowboy always tells the truth.
- A cowboy is kind and gentle with children, the elderly and animals.
- A cowboy is free from racial or religious prejudice.
- A cowboy is always helpful and lends a hand when anyone's in trouble.
- A cowboy is a good worker.
- A cowboy stays clean in thoughts, speech, action and personal habits.
- A cowboy respects womanhood, parents, and the law of his nation.
- A cowboy is a patriot his country.