Idea Starters

“The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems.”

S. L. A. Marshall

Leadership is always relational, it is always guiding together, working together, solving together. CSW

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“And when we think we lead, we are most led.”

Lord Byron

It is a fallacy to determine a leader just because they have followers, but rather the effective leader must be an excellent follower. CSW

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“Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.”

Dee W. Hock

Leadership training is not cloning; that is certain death. But it is growing people so they can become the best effective, efficient leader they can become because of their strengths, and character. CSW

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“All serious daring starts from within.”

Eudora Welty

Leadership always begins as a matter of the heart. CSW

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“. . . As we, the leaders, deal with tomorrow, our task is not to try to make perfect plans.
. . . Our task is to create organizations that are sufficiently flexible and versatile that they can take our imperfect plans and make them work in execution. That is the essential character of the learning organization.”

Gordon R. Sullivan & Michael V. Harper

Leadership should not care that it is the leader, but rather that progress is being made, however it happens. CSW

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