My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Be a Leader
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Leaders set out to make a difference; naturally others follow, if that difference resonates with them. As Warren Bennis says, "A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless ... someone's got to make a wake up call."
General Colin Powell: "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand." And Theodore M. Hesburgh: "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
As John Wooden says, "The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own example."
Article about being a leader...
Have you ever wondered why some good, competent, nice people fail so miserably in their attempts to lead others? I certainly have. And so has speaker and author Phillip Van Hooser. In fact, he asked hundreds of people nationwide, "If you could tell your supervisor/manager one practical thing he/she needs to know about leading people, what would it be?" He received some wonderfully helpful responses, and of course, that excited me ... because his findings reinforced my research on the topic. Among the most important pieces of advice were the following... Continues