The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility -- that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings.
Author: John Adair
Profession: British Speaker
A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it.
Author: Ken Adelman
Profession: American Journalist
Every ruler is harsh whose laws is new.
Profession: Greek Dramatist
Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.
Author: Norman Allen
The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.
Author: Marian Anderson (1902-1993)
Profession: American Contralto Concert and Opera Singer
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Author: St. Augustine (354-430)
Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian
If you have fear of those that command you, spare those that obey you.
Author: Rabbi Ben Azai
Profession: Israeli Rabbi
A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
Author: Joel A. Barker
Profession: American Businessman, Consultant, Author
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
Author: Joe Batten
Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got. Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
Author: Larry Bird (1956)
Profession: American Basketball Player, Coach