You have no right to manage others  if you are not  passionate about what you do. Bill Quiseng
A leader takes people  where they want to go. A  great leader  takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ou...
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you  celebrate victory when nice things occur...
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but  today it means getting along with people .  Mahatma Gandhi
<ul><li>Set and demand </li></ul><ul><li>standards of excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>Anybody who accepts mediocrity </li></...
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;  leadership is defined by results not attributes.  Peter...
I forgot to shake hands and be friendly.  It was an important lesson about leadership.  Lee Iacocca
Don't tell people  how to do things,  tell them what to do  and let them surprise you  with their results.  George S. Patton
Leadership can be thought of  as a capacity to define oneself to others  in a way that clarifies  and expands a vision  of...
If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain.  If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred ...
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common:  it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the majo...
Most important, leaders can conceive  and articulate goals  that lift people out  of their petty preoccupations and unite ...
Leadership is the capacity to translate  vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis, President University of Southern California
Be a yardstick of quality.  Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.  Steve Jobs
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to...
The key to successful leadership today  is  influence,  not authority. Kenneth Blanchard
An outstanding leader  clearly articulates the  goals and objectives  and makes sure every member  of the organization  un...
<ul><li>Leadership is not a magnetic personality.  </li></ul><ul><li>that can just as well be a glib tongue.  </li></ul><u...
Customer satisfaction starts with employee satisfaction . Charlie P. Crockett Sales Director, 3M
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, b...
If your actions inspire others  to dream more, learn more, do more and become more,  you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
A leader is one  who knows the way, goes the way,  and shows the way. John Maxwell
The  best executive  is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep...
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and force...
No man will make a great leader  who wants to do it all himself or to get all  the credit for doing it.  Andrew Carnegie
Leadership is solving problems.  The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day  you have stopped leading th...
The job  of leadership today  is not just  to make money.  It’s to make meaning. John Seely Brown Director, XEROX Parc
Outstanding leaders  go out of the way  to boost the self-esteem  of their personnel.  If people believe in themselves, it...
You can take great people,  highly trained and motivated,  and put them in a lousy system and the system will win  all the...
But of a good leader  who talks little  when his work is done,  his aim fulfilled,  they will say,  &quot;We did it oursel...
billquiseng.com Your #1 source for practical tips, insight  and inspiration to improve  your personal delivery of customer...
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  1. 1. You have no right to manage others if you are not passionate about what you do. Bill Quiseng
  2. 2. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter
  3. 3. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. Nelson Mandela
  4. 4. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people . Mahatma Gandhi
  5. 5. <ul><li>Set and demand </li></ul><ul><li>standards of excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>Anybody who accepts mediocrity </li></ul><ul><li>in school, in job, in life – </li></ul><ul><li>is a guy who compromises. </li></ul><ul><li>And when the leader compromises, </li></ul><ul><li>the whole damn organization compromises. </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Knight Emerson </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker
  7. 7. I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership. Lee Iacocca
  8. 8. Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. George S. Patton
  9. 9. Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future. Edwin H. Friedman
  10. 10. If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. Chinese proverb
  11. 11. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. John Kenneth Galbraith
  12. 12. Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts. John Gardner
  13. 13. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis, President University of Southern California
  14. 14. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. Steve Jobs
  15. 15. If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint-Exuperv
  16. 16. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Kenneth Blanchard
  17. 17. An outstanding leader clearly articulates the goals and objectives and makes sure every member of the organization understands the role he or she plays in achieving these goals. Jack Bingleman, President, Staples
  18. 18. <ul><li>Leadership is not a magnetic personality. </li></ul><ul><li>that can just as well be a glib tongue. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not “making friends </li></ul><ul><li>and influencing people” - that is flattery. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is lifting </li></ul><ul><li>a person's vision to high sights, </li></ul><ul><li>the raising of a person's performance </li></ul><ul><li>to a higher standard, </li></ul><ul><li>the building of a personality </li></ul><ul><li>beyond its normal limitations. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter F. Drucker </li></ul>
  19. 19. Customer satisfaction starts with employee satisfaction . Charlie P. Crockett Sales Director, 3M
  20. 20. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.&quot; Jim Rohn
  21. 21. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
  22. 22. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Maxwell
  23. 23. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt
  24. 24. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. Theodore Hesburgh, President Norte Dame University
  25. 25. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie
  26. 26. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. Colin Powell
  27. 27. The job of leadership today is not just to make money. It’s to make meaning. John Seely Brown Director, XEROX Parc
  28. 28. Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton
  29. 29. You can take great people, highly trained and motivated, and put them in a lousy system and the system will win all the time. Geary Rummier, President The Rummier-Bache Group
  30. 30. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, &quot;We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu
  31. 31. billquiseng.com Your #1 source for practical tips, insight and inspiration to improve your personal delivery of customer service: billquisengdotcom billquiseng
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