This article is from the Scientology and Dianetics FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Scientology Information Server) with numerous contributions by others.
Leadership is considered a rare commodity, a gift possessed by a few
uncommon individuals. And after a few years in a high executive
position, whether in the private or the public sector, many individuals
wonder whether this gift is in fact illusory.
In his management technology, L. Ron Hubbard developed a large body
of guidelines that enable executives and managers not only to apply
their powers with intelligence but to exercise sane leadership that
will enable their groups to flourish and prosper. Following this code
can greatly increase one's success as a manager in any group, from a
business to a commonwealth of nations. This code was also written
by L. Ron Hubbard in 1951.
To be effective and successful a manager must:
1. Understand as fully as possible the goals and aims of the group
he manages. He must be able to see and embrace the *ideal*
attainment of the goal as envisioned by a goal maker. He must be
able to tolerate and better the *practical* attainments and
advances of which his group and its members may be capable. He
must strive to narrow, always, the ever-existing gulf between the
*ideal* and the *practical*.
2. He must realize that a primary mission is the full and honest
interpretation by himself of the ideal and ethic and their goals
and aims to his subordinates and the group itself. He must lead
creatively and persuasively toward these goals his subordinates,
the group itself and the individuals of the group.
3. He must embrace the organization and act solely for the entire
organization and never form or favor cliques. His judgement of
individuals of the group should be solely in the light of their
worth to the entire group.
4. He must never falter in sacrificing individuals to the good of
the group both in planning and execution and in his justice.
5. He must protect all established communication lines and
complement them where necessary.
6. He must protect all affinity in his charge and have himself
affinity for the group itself.
7. He must attain always to the highest creative reality.
8. His planning must accomplish, in the light of goals and aims, the
activity of the entire group. He must never let organizations
grow and sprawl but, learning by pilots, must keep organizational
planning fresh and flexible.
9. He must recognize in himself the rationale of the group and
receive and evaluate the data out of which he makes his
solutions with the highest attention to the truth of that data.
10. He must constitute himself on the orders of service to the group.
11. He must permit himself to be served well as to his individual
requirements, practicing an economy of his own efforts and
enjoying certain comforts to the wealth of keeping high his
12. He should require his subordinates that they relay into their own
spheres of management the whole and entire of his true feelings
and the reasons for his decisions as clearly as they can be
relayed and expanded and interpreted only for the greater
understanding of the individuals governed by those subordinates.
13. He must never permit himself to pervert or mask any portion of
the ideal and ethic on which the group operates nor must he
permit the ideal and ethic to grow old and outmoded and
unworkable. He must never permit his planning to be perverted or
censored by subordinates. He must never permit the ideal and
ethic of the group's individual members to deteriorate, using
always reason to interrupt such a deterioration.
14. He must have faith in the goals, faith in himself and faith in
15. He must lead by demonstrating always creative and constructive
subgoals. He must not drive by threat and fear.
16. He must realize that every individual in the group is engaged in
some degree in the managing of other men, life and MEST and that
a liberty of management within this code should be allowed to
every such submanager.
Thus conducting himself, a manager can win empire for his group,
whatever that empire may be.