- Leadership is an active, living process. It is rooted in character, forged by experience, and communicated by example.
- It is a whole lot easier to see our problems in others than it is to see them in ourselves.
- The major challenge of most executives is not understanding the practice of leadership – it is practicing their understanding of leadership.
- Your success in your career will be in direct proportion to what you do after you’ve done what you are expected to do.
- Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out.
- Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
- Managing your problems can only make you good, whereas building your opportunities is the only way to become great.
- The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
- You must manage yourself before you can lead someone else.
- Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint.
- When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.
- If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work.
- What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Stephen R. Covey
- If work is just going in every day and getting a check, it’s an ugly life. When you can make work a meaningful purpose, you’ve hit the jackpot for people.
- Decide what it is you want, write it down, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward those goals.
- One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasgow
- As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
- Talented performers flock to the best and brightest leaders, and these leaders in turn lift the lids off their people and uncork the latent talent inside of them.
John C. Maxwell
- A leader leads by example not by force.
- Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Thomas J. Watson
- The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
- Every leader needs to look back once in a while to make sure he has followers.
- If you want to lead, first learn how to follow.
- You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.
- What makes leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.
Harry S. Truman