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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
the true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own. Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.
As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.
Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.
Returning from work feeling inspired, safe, fulfilled and grateful is a natural human right to which we are all entitled and not a modern luxury that only a few lucky ones are able to find.
And when a leader embraces their responsibility to care for people instead of caring for numbers, then people will follow, solve problems and see to it that that leader’s vision comes to life the right way, a stable way and not the expedient way.
Stress and anxiety at work have less to do with the work we do and more to do with weak management and leadership.
We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it.
If our leaders are to enjoy the trappings of their position in the hierarchy, then we expect them to offer us protection. The problem is, for many of the overpaid leaders, we know that they took the money and perks and didn’t offer protection to their people. In some cases, they even sacrificed their people to protect or boost their own interests. This is what so viscerally offends us. We only accuse them of greed and excess when we feel they have violated the very definition of what it means to be a leader.
Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy.
Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust.
The rank of office is not what makes someone a leader. Leadership is the choice to serve others with or without any formal rank.
Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.
The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.
All the perks, all the benefits and advantages you may get for the rank or position you hold, they aren’t meant for you. They are meant for the role you fill. And when you leave your role, which eventually you will, they will give the ceramic cup to the person who replaces you. Because you only ever deserved a Styrofoam cup.
Leadership takes work. It takes time and energy. The effects are not always easily measured and they are not always immediate. Leadership is always a commitment to human beings.
Leaps of greatness require the combined problem-solving ability of people who trust each other.