6 Reasons Standards are Better Than Rules

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Leaders and students of leadership should study Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K).   This interview by Graham Bensinger makes this easier.  Mr. Bensinger , surfaced subtle yet revealing answers from Coach K.  One of the most significant was his distinction between rules and standards.
6 things I learned from this interview.
  1. Rules are enforced, Standards are developed
  2. Leaders who enforce rules will rarely develop people
  3. Leaders who develop standards develop people and other leaders
  4. The process of developing standards takes time
  5. Shared standards inspire ownership
  6. Ownership reduces the need for delegation and eliminates micromanaging
Conclusion:  Leadership burnout decreases as ownership increases.  Coach K speaks from personal experience on this topic here.