Idea Starters

“An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.”

Stephen R. Covey

“In an organization there is no personal success

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

Abraham Lincoln

It is rarer to stand up to adversity, than to just stand it. That standing up shows character. The problem with power is it is the opposite of compassion and the will to power too often diminished the character. CSW

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“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”

Helen Keller

A sense of calling is what leads men from the mundane to the mountaintop. CSW

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“It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.”

W. Edwards Deming

Aim is vision specified and concentrated. CSW

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“The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does–and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works.”

Colonel Dandridge M. Malone

To clearly understand leadership it must be observed. By what it accomplishes helps us understand what it is and how it works. Leadership is not proclaimed, it is observed. CSW

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