"A leader is one who is more interested in the success of their
people than the success of themselves."
"A leadership position is one that requires
many different skills. It is an activity that is sometimes hard
to measure, but the results of the team will determine the leaders success."
"Leaders - Those who follow the crowd will never be followed by it."
A Different Perspective |
"Leaders who seek power and control end up losing both."
Dr. Henry Cloud
The Power You Can Not Buy |
"Effective leaders inspire and motivate people to follow their visions
willingly and eagerly, not out of fear."
Keith and Maya Traver, Parental Leadership
"A true Leader asks advice, when he has time to think;
but he never asks advice in a crisis. He acts."
Herbert N. Casson
"Your values are who you are, and they represent how you will lead."
Kristina Diviny-MacBury, Principal Pro
"My leadership style was one that I needed to involve
staff members in a much stronger role as their own change
agents where they not only clearly understood the issues but also
took it upon themselves to recommend strategies for change that
would improve service yet maintain the same staffing model."
The greatest gift a leader can get is the gift of feedback. When someone takes the time to pause, reflect on what’s happened, and communicate back what they saw and heard, and how it made them feel and act – they have offered the greatest gift of all.
Janeen Latini, Love to Lead. Lead to Love
"The best leaders are very often the best listeners.
They have an open mind. They are not interested in having their own
way but in finding the best way."
"So often, you hear leaders state they are coaches.
But, when you look at where their priorities are, it is not with their
people; it is usually with the outside customer."
Byron and Catherine Pulsifer
Coaching Quotes |
"While it is essential for a leader to mobilize commitment to high
performance at all levels of an organization, it is equally essential for
leaders to stimulate 'performance anxiety' and drive concerns about
the status quo downward through the organization."
David Hunter, Working Hard - and Working Well
"True leaders are the first to admit that they don't know
everything and that they need help."
Bill Byrd, Sweet Success 12 Proven Habits of Winning Leaders
"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to
lead but not manipulate."
William Arthur Ward
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur.
"The best way for us to perhaps influence others is to instead
focus on ourselves by doing our best -
then others will be influenced from our leadership by example."
Lisa Kardos, Optimize for Victory
"Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability
to move quickly when opportunity presents itself."
"Leaders who seek power and control end up losing both."
Dr. Henry Cloud
Failure Quotes |
"However, Steve Jobs could not have made the Apple empire what it is
today without a team working alongside him,
and therefore his leadership skills count among his greatest achievements."
Mark Patterson, Steve Jobs: 7 Top Life and Business Lessons of Steve Jobs for Unlimited Success
Communicating properly and showing off your leadership skills
can make your career.
Josh David, People Skills Guide
Being trustworthy is the most important characteristic of a leader.
Your team should be able to trust your word.
Gavin McGinnis, Coaching: 10 Coaching Skills to Help Your Team Focus, Take Action, Stay Motivated and Accomplish Goals!
KEY: You get what you focus on. This key is taught all over the
world in leadership and management classes. The idea is that whatever
you highlight and affirm in your staff, you will get more of.
Daniel Colston, Unstoppable: How To Chase Your Dreams, Achieve Your Goals, and Find God's Best for Your Life
The first law of leadership is that your foundation is built through integrity,
character, and trust.
Brian Cagneey, Leadership:The 7 Laws Of Leadership
I will always remember what my teacher said when issuing the
award; she said, “Leadership does not always mean doing what is
popular; leadership means doing what is right, even if no one else will follow."
Ian Tuhovsky, Natural Confidence Training
Adding responsibility with confidence will increase your employee's
willingness to work and their pride in the company's end result. At the
same time, you must maintain ultimate leadership.
Meir Liraz, Small Business Management: Essential Ingredients for Success
Manage by walking around. See what people are doing and listen
to what they have to say.
Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills - Effective Strategies for Business Managers
As a leader, as long as you continue to manage effectively and maintain
your leadership practices by holding yourself and others accountable,
you can persevere through any situation.
Michele Morgan, Work Ethics: Reviving the True Confidence and Ethics of Being A Leader
When asked to summarize my leadership philosophy, I pair it down to this:
I live by example. I work hard, serving others honestly and ethically.
Christian Motley, Leadership Philosophies From Unsung Leaders
Leadership requires making a path alone, and finding that niche in the
market that is unseen by the competitors.
Michael Winicott, Steve Jobs: Business Lessons
Leadership - Individuals setting and promoting standards of excellence.
Steven Rosenthal, SimplySmart Management I: Teaching You the K.I.S.S. Principle
As a leader of your organization, you have no doubt spent a
good deal of time and effort developing a vision and path to reach it.
Scorecards can insure you are on the path, making progress because
they allow the leadership team to see what is happening in each area
and throughout the organization.
Stephen Hawley Martin, The CEO's Guide from Good to Great
Every leader has an internal leadership map, a personal GPS,
which brings his vision into action. It starts with an understanding of
where they want to be?
Steven Rosenthal, Leadervision:Anyone Can Be a Leader
Remember also that effective leadership is about setting the example;
when those around you observe your strategic use of localised processes
to effect positive change, they'll start to adopt the practice as well,
which is one step nearer to a culture that coaches high performance.
Richard Hill, PhD: The Academic Coach
The most successful leaders are those with the best people skills,
especially during the most difficult circumstances.
Suresh Basandra, Management and Leadership Questions and Answers
Think about "a boss", "a supervisor", "a manager". Automatically you think of the top person,
the one who makes all the decisions, the one who tells you what and how to do it. The one who you
never question or voice your opinion to. Is this the type of manager you want to be.
People I talk to say a good leader is a person who helps you, who demands the best of you,
who teaches you, who encourages you, who motivates and inspires you to become all you can be.
But even the best leaders do not necessarily start out as extraordinary
right off the bat - far from it. In fact, the most inspiring superhuman
leaders are those who managed to overcome the challenges and
obstacles along their way on their quest to become better leaders.
Mick McPherson, Leadership: Superhuman Leadership NOW!
Inspirational Quotes |
"A genuinely awesome leader comprehends the wide range of components
that accompany driving others, and endeavors to help other people
achieve their objectives; they are continually creating themselves,
and go about as visionaries for their association."
Alexander Mejia, Leadership: 20 Qualities That Can Make You Become An Amazing Leader
Helping Others |
The word "please" seems to have exited the vocabulary of many leaders.
I don't suggest that you end every single request with the word, but I
encourage you, as a leader, to say and write the word on a daily basis.
Michael A. Pitcher, Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader
Taking Over A Management Position |
"Good leadership skills and practices don't come about by accident.
They are the result of intentional
decisions being made all along the way."
John Stange, Intentional Leadership
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