My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Real leaders encourage the people around them to do their best work. They don't tread on others, they nurture them.
A real leader perceives the situation as it is, without blinkers, and in alignment with their inner knowing. Their solutions are therefore practical and authentic, not just intellectual - it's very clear what needs to be done.
If you can see where the path ahead leads, and you believe that is for the greater good, then there is no need for doubts.
Transformational leaders communicate a convincing vision of what they aspire to achieve, which stimulates their group to think independently and desire to achieve these aims for themselves.
Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to Peter Drucker, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Leadership requires talent and creativity that inspires others, and which appeals to their inner knowing that they are going the right direction. No one should follow blindly; leadership should resonate with each person's inner truth...
Richard Branson's top 10 leadership quotes…"
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When I asked highly successful managers and leaders to share some of the most important things they had learned over the course of their careers, not one of them mentioned a particular leadership model or an academic theory. They mentioned extremely simple, practical things. It would be well worth your time to apply their learnings to your career. This is what they told me. Continues...