Idea Starters

“Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.”
Frederick Reines

Growing into leadership is a great process. Too many leaders are too anxious to assert themselves as leaders and thereby forfeit the right. CSW

“This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery. The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.”
Cyril Falls

True of good, trusted, insightful, caring, concerned leadership. CSW

“Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.”
Bill Owens

As always, and in many things, talk is cheap; leadership is results oriented. CSW

“You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I’ve learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.”
Tom Ridge

It isn’t about the leader, empowered people magnify leadership and results, not the leader. If the leader is concerned about him/herself, his/her image, his/her expanse of power, he/she is then jeopardizing him/herself and the leadership task. CSW

“Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Horst Koehler

This is an important lesson of leadership, no one leads alone. CSW

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