This book is designed to serve as a handy resource tool for new and experienced leaders. It highlights the critical principles needed to address challenges sure to arise during your tenure as a leader and provides proven ways of addressing them. Principles can often take us to uncomfortable places we would rather not be. When having to address difficult situations, you’ll find that following your principles are seldom the easiest thing to do. Nonetheless, it is imperative that we follow them because they are the right thing to do. You’ll find that these Principles are indifferent to friendships, party affiliation, tribal ethos, nationalities, ethnicities or established organizational cultures. They are applicable to virtually any situation, whether minor or major and will point you towards the right decision. It was the commitment to each of these suggested principles that guided me and my staff in making difficult decisions, allowed us to feel confident in our stances and to withstand the stressful circumstances swirling around us and the harsh criticisms directed at us. Collectively, these principles served as our north star, allowing us to navigate through the rough waters of unforeseen circumstances. If applied, they will successfully guide you and your leadership team as well.