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Successful Leadership

  1. 1. Success and Leadership What is Your Legacy? Created by VaNessa Vollmer, Psy.D.
  2. 2. Success or Less? <ul><li>Which of the following statements do you do tend to believe? </li></ul><ul><li>“The cynics are right nine times out of ten.”  -Henry Louis Mencken </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>“It is the cynic who drives our passion to seek better alternatives than the cynic can even imagine.” -Dr. VaNessa Vollmer </li></ul>
  3. 3. Decisions Lead To Success <ul><li>• “ Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Henry Louis Mencken </li></ul><ul><li>• “ Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Arie de Gues </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Your Leadership Legacy? <ul><li>The Choice is Yours… </li></ul><ul><li>The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. – Pearl S. Buck </li></ul>or
  5. 5. Excellence <ul><li>The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence . </li></ul><ul><li>To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. </li></ul><ul><li>– Pearl S. Buck </li></ul>
  6. 6. Successful Differences <ul><li>Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison </li></ul><ul><li>-Every luxury and convenience that we enjoy today was created by an inventor. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s your Style? Competitive? <ul><li>Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lily Tomlin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Margaret Mead </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Or Collaborative? <ul><li>To me success means effectiveness in the world , that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world -- that I am able to change it in positive ways. </li></ul><ul><li>- Maxine Hong Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Do you work well with others so that everyone gains something from the efforts? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Patience, Persistence & Resiliency <ul><li>Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. </li></ul><ul><li>– Sir Winston Churchill </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Patience & Persistence pays off! </li></ul><ul><li>Resiliency keeps you on the road to achievement, fulfillment and continued success. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resiliency <ul><li>I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. </li></ul><ul><li>-General George S. Patton </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that a setback is sometimes a set up for something even greater. – Joel Osteen </li></ul>
  11. 11. What’s Your Mindset? <ul><li>Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. </li></ul><ul><li>-Henry Ford </li></ul><ul><li>The journey is the reward. </li></ul><ul><li>-Chinese Proverb </li></ul>
  12. 12. Keys to Success <ul><li>There are six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. -William Menninger </li></ul>
  13. 13. Going Green? Grow Success <ul><li>Success is not an accident. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Of all human activities, apart from the procreation of children, gardening is the most optimistic and hopeful. </li></ul><ul><li>The gardener is by definition one who plans for , believes and trusts in a future whether in the short or long term.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Susan Hill </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grow Success to Value <ul><li>Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein </li></ul><ul><li>When you have come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: There will either be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. - Anonymous </li></ul>
  15. 15. Values, Knowledge & Ethics <ul><li>Reason guides our attempt to understand the world about us. </li></ul><ul><li>Both reason and compassion guide our efforts to apply that knowledge ethically , to understand other people, and have ethical relationships with other people. -Molleen Matsumura </li></ul>
  16. 16. Management or Leadership? <ul><li>Management is doing things right… </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is doing the right things. –Peter Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. </li></ul><ul><li>You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. </li></ul><ul><li>-Theodore M. Hesburgh </li></ul>
  17. 17. Balancing Leadership Decisions <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>-Theodore Roosevelt </li></ul>
  18. 18. Successful Leadership <ul><li>Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. -Dale Carnegie </li></ul><ul><li>You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' </li></ul><ul><li>-George Bernard Shaw </li></ul>
  19. 19. Walk the Talk – Light the Way <ul><li>People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. </li></ul><ul><li>-Elizabeth Kubler Ross </li></ul><ul><li>Let your light shine for those you lead. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Successful Leadership Legacy <ul><li>Walk the Talk and </li></ul><ul><li>Light the Way For Those You Lead </li></ul><ul><li>For questions and more information: </li></ul><ul><li>VaNessa Vollmer, Psy.D. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>