Leadersip Maxims

A few thoughts about leadership. . .

 The first lesson of leadership is followership. If you don’t know how follow, you won’t know how to lead.

 “He that thinketh he leadeth, and hath no one following him, is only taking a walk.” – Chinese proverb.

 “If you are a leader, exert yourself to lead.” – Romans 12:8 (NEB)

 “Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

 “The only way to herd cats is to get them chasing the same mouse.” -- Cathy Wilson

 “If your actions inspire people to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – Zig Ziglar

 Authority does not make you a leader, it gives you the opportunity to be one.” – anonymous

 Not all readers are effective leaders, but all effective leaders are readers.

 “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” -- Stephen Covey

 “Motivation differs from manipulation according to the spirit of the leader, the attitude of the follower, and the big picture of why we’re doing this.” – Filled Up, Poured Out.

 Leadership depends on the ability to make people want to follow voluntarily.

 Life is a series of ups and downs, beginning with learning to walk.

 Action is the only true test of ability.

 We judge others by their actions and ourselves by our intentions.

 “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do better.” – Jim Rohn

 “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” – Thomas Paine

 “There is only one person you are called to control – yourself.” -- Filled Up., Poured Out.

 The difference between good ideas and good productivity is good management.”

 Influence by example rather than mere words.

 Criticize by doing.

The best investment you can make as a leader is hard work.

 The leadership challenge is to “get people to do what they don’t want to do to achieve what they want to achieve.” -- Tom Landry

 “True leadership is influence—nothing more, nothing less.” -- John Maxwell

“Humbuggery is what leaders to when they fail to rely on the Holy Spirit’s guidance” – Filled Up, Poured Out


Steve Gerich said…
That Cathy Wilson is sharp.

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