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Leadership Lessons


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Important leadership lessons told with the help of quotes.

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Leadership Lessons

  1. 1. Leadership Lessons by Bob Schultz (Ten Leadership Tips – Updated)
  2. 2. Sophocles A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
  3. 3. Without a vision, the people will perish. Proverbs 29:18
  4. 4. Begin with an end in mind. Steven Covey
  5. 5. John Kennedy We need men who can dream of things that never were.
  6. 6. Will Rogers Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.
  7. 7. Nelson Mandela There is no passion to be found in playing small . . .
  8. 8. Robert Kennedy Only those who dare to fail greatly achieve greatly.
  9. 9. Have Vision, Lesson #1
  10. 10. Have Vision, a Big Vision Lesson #1
  11. 11. William Shakespeare Strong reasons make for strong actions.
  12. 12. Albert Einstein Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  13. 13. Heraclitus 535 BC - 475 BC The only constant is change.
  14. 14. Jack Welch Change before you have to.
  15. 15. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill
  16. 16. Move, Win, Now. John Kotter
  17. 17. Lesson #2 Drive Change Through Action
  18. 18. Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. Henry Ford
  19. 19. Walt Disney If you can dream it, you can do it.
  20. 20. Alan Kay The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
  21. 21. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell
  22. 22. I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. Paul Harvey
  23. 23. Lesson #3 Be Optimistic,
  24. 24. Lesson #3 Be Optimistic, Expect Success
  25. 25. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Henry J. Kaiser
  26. 26. A problem is a chance to do your very best. Duke Ellington
  27. 27. Smooth seas do not make a good sailor. African Proverb
  28. 28. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Henry Ford
  29. 29. Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn von Savant
  30. 30. Harriet Beecher Stowe Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
  31. 31. Josh Billings Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
  32. 32. Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected 27 times!
  33. 33. When going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
  34. 34. Lesson #4 Welcome Problems
  35. 35. Lesson #4 Welcome Problems Failure Isn’t Fatal
  36. 36. Abraham Lincoln Whatever you are, be a good one.
  37. 37. Dr. Albert Sweitzer Nothing of significance is accomplished without self-sacrifice and enthusiasm.
  38. 38. Theodore Roosevelt Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
  39. 39. It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
  40. 40. Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It’s the only thing. Dr. Albert Sweitzer
  41. 41. Zig Ziglar Ask yourself a question: is my attitude worth catching?
  42. 42. Mahatma Gandhi You must be the change you want to see.
  43. 43. Lesson #5 Leader Behavior Is Crucial
  44. 44. It takes two weeks for employees to treat customers the same way management treats them. Sam Walton
  45. 45. People never care how much you know until they know how much you care. John C. Maxwell
  46. 46. If you want to be a leader, you have to have followers. Colin Powell
  47. 47. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller
  48. 48. Lesson #6 Care About Your People
  49. 49. People who can not find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. John Wanamaker
  50. 50. To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. Mother Theresa
  51. 51. Lesson #7 Take Care Of Yourself
  52. 52. Madame Curie Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
  53. 53. Over the long run, superior performance depends on superior learning. Peter Senge
  54. 54. Peter Drucker Today, Knowledge has power.
  55. 55. Brian Tracy No matter what you want to accomplish, you are going to need more knowledge than you have now.
  56. 56. Lesson #8 Be a Lifelong Learner
  57. 57. Arthur Ashe From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
  58. 58. John Andrew Holmes There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
  59. 59. Charles Dickens No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
  60. 60. Lesson #9 Give Back To The Community
  61. 61. Martin Luther King Time is always right to do what is right.
  62. 62. In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. Theodore Roosevelt
  63. 63. Lesson #10 Do The Next Right Thing
  64. 64. Ten Leadership Lessons <ul><li>Have a vision, a big vision </li></ul><ul><li>Drive change through action </li></ul><ul><li>Be optimistic, expect success </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome problems, failure isn’t fatal </li></ul><ul><li>Leader behavior is crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Care about your people </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of your self </li></ul><ul><li>Be a life long learner </li></ul><ul><li>Give back to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Do the next right thing </li></ul>
  65. 65. Two final thoughts on leadership . . .
  66. 66. Only he deserves power who every day justifies it. Dag Hammarskjold
  67. 67. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
  68. 68. Feedback and comments welcome! [email_address]