Posts Categorized: Notes on Quotes

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“If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”

Admiral Grace Hopper

Leadership knows when to take chances and how to make the best of each risk. CSW

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“The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.”

Andre Maurois

A second important quality is to share the leadership and the acknowledgement. CSW

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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

A leader takes people beyond their capabilities to someplace beyond. CSW

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Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.”

Hubert H. Humphrey

A great definition of what masquerades as leadership; gunboats and a hard fist. CSW

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“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”

John Kenneth Galbraith

Courage to motivate others to move forward, to confront, overcome and succeed; leadership always makes a positive difference. CSW

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Idea Starters

“Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”

James Humes

So you better make sure that what you have to say is right and just; or keep quiet. Too many speak who have nothing to say, and unsuspecting people listen to them. CSW

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“One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.”

James Humes

This is the creative attribute of leaders to keep growing and evaluating. CSW

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“Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing.”
Warren Bennis,

A leader is effective if they do the right things; they are efficient when they do the right thing the right way. CSW

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“Leadership is the desire and ability to inspire individual achievement, while a leader is just a guy at the top of the heap worried about his own.”

Keith Mullen

Hmmmm… Maybe there is a big difference between being a leader and leadership. CSW

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“The best example of leadership, is leadership by example.”

Jerry McClain

All leadership is an example. Better to be a good example of exemplary leadership. CSW

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idea Starters

Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.”

Jesse Jackson

Leadership leads for purpose sake, answering a call, it doesn’t just blend in. CSW

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“Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.”

Jesse Jackson

Choosing a side and leading a crusade can be leadership, but better leadership brings sides together for a greater cause. CSW

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“Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.”

Daley Thompson

Sports foster leadership development because it raises people to team leadership for a cause greater than individual effort. Team leadership facilitates synergy among its members. CSW

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“Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy.”

Michael Bergdahl

Leadership has as its goal the good of the group, the team, above individual gain. By serving others you lead them into synergistic efforts. CSW

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“Leadership does not depend on being right.”

Ivan Illich

Too much leadership is just being strong and forcing others to follow out of fear, when this is true, right doesn’t matter, only strength, manipulation and intimidation. CSW

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Idea Starters

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to management and politics to mere technique.

James MacGregor Burns

Divorced from ethics, leadership is reduced to coercion and politics to manipulation. And the descriptions could go on, we’ve all seen it. CSW

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Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.

Mwai Kibaki

A good standard whereby to test leadership. CSW

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Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

Dianne Feinstein

I’m not sure the percentage is right, but communication concerning the need is an important part of sounding a clear call to action. CSW

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The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers… Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.

Gary Wills

Without vision and goals where is the leader going? Maybe just taking a walk. CSW

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My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.

James Dobson

Waiting for someone to assume leadership is passing leadership by. CSW

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Idea Starters

“We need real leadership, Democrat, Republican and independent to stand up and say, we have to live within our means.”

Tom Coburn

Seems like the government is always saying this, but when will we see it, when will they display it? CSW

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“An old African leader says about leadership, he says that leadership should never be shared; it should always remain in the hands of the dispossessed people. We will lead the revolution.”

H. Rap Brown

Power is easily confused with leadership. CSW

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“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”

Theodore Hesburgh

Too much leadership is just blowing its own horn. CSW

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“If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.”

Ingvar Kamprad

Good leadership is always a good example, and bad leadership is always a bad example. CSW

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“Dr. King’s leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.”

Maria Cantwell

Dr. King showed us that good leadership brings people together with a cause. CSW

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