Thursday, December 20, 2012

Top Ten Leadership Tips

Below are a few links with different peoples top ten leadership tips! The ten tips below were taken from Bob Schultz Leadership Lessons slide deck.

1. Have Vision 

"Can you tell me which Road to take"
"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat
"I don't know," Alice answered
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter"

"Begin with an end in mind." - Steven Covey

"Without a vision, the people will perish." - Proverbs 29:18

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John Kennedy

 "Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." - Will Rogers

"Only those who dare to fail greatly achieve greatly." - Robert Kennedy 

2. Drive Change Through Action

"Strong reasons make for strong actions." - William Shakespeare

"Change before you have to." - Jack Welch

"To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often." - Winston Church Hill

3. Be Optimistic, Expect Success

"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." - Colin Powell

"I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist." - Paul Harvey

4. Welcome Problems, Failure isn't Fatal

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." - Henry J Kaiser

"A problem is a change to do your very best." - Duke Ellington

"Smooth seas do not make a good sailor." - African Proverb

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." - Henry Ford

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

5. Leader Behavior is Crucial

"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

"Nothing of significance is accomplished without self-sacrifice and enthusiasm." - Dr. Albert Sweitzer

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Ask yourself a question: is my attitude worth catching?" - Zig Ziglar

6. Care About your People

"It takes two weeks for employees to treat customers the same way management treats them" - Sam Walton

"People never care how much you know until they know how much you care." - John C. Maxwell

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" - Helen Keller

7. Take Care of Yourself.

"People who can not find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness" - John Wanamaker

"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it " - Mother Theresa

8. Be Lifelong Learner
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood"- Madame Curie

"Over the long run, superior performance depends on superior learning" - Peter Senge

"No matter what you want to accomplish, you are going to need more knowledge that you have now." - Brian Tracy

9. Give Back to the Community 

"From what we get, we can make a living; from what we give, however, makes a life" - Arthur Ashe

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up" - John Andrew Holmes

"No one is useless in this world lightens the burden of it for anyone else." - Charles Dickens 

10. Do the Next Right Thing

"Time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King Jr.

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing" - Theodore Roosevelt

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