My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. Sujit Lalwani Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. Remember my observation about Southern girls? Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work.
Everyone benefits when you develop the leadership ability of each and every employee. I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. Perhaps the most important leadership skill you can develop is the ability to provide inspiration to your team. Then, the more people you have controlling events -- the more people you have that care about controlling the events, the more people you have proactively working to create favorable events -- the more control you have within the organization, by definition. Image courtesy of ; Flickr Watch on Forbes:.
Because most senior executives are really big on chipmunks. Don't say or do anything that may come back to haunt you on another issue, another day. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves. Call them on it: If you're confused, feeling suspended in space, then ask them what's up. Leaders are made rather than born.
Maxwell The most powerful moral influence is example. This great advice from some of our most inspirational leaders just might make you rethink your current leadership strategy, renew your passion to lead, or point the way for how to better inspire your troops: Provide Inspiration Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Lao Tzu He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Management is about arranging and telling. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob.
These leadership quotes will come in handy and and provide co-workers with something to talk and think about. Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Let people see you value both feedback and ideas. Lao Tzu Every great leader can take you back to a defining moment when they decided to lead. Leaders think and talk about the solutions.
Sophocles No general can fight his battles alone. Ronald Reagan A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. Tony Blair The people follow the example of those above them. Quotes are the statement or thoughts from those famous personalities, they derived their thoughts or statements on the behalf of their experience. Solon When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Henry Miller The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision.
My friend I wrote about last week is nice - maybe too nice. We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and of tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. Eisenhower Go to the people. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. So I started turning on a light. It is about one life influencing another.
In other words, Here are some reasons a person might lead you on: They Are Too Nice Thankfully, it is natural for people to be nice. Below we have our list of favorite quotes, as well as links to different sub-categories to help you find inspiration in business, sports, and other situations. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger, and achieve greater. Swim in a rough surf at your own risk. Publilius Syrus Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.