01 May 2014

Leadership, Defined

“A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but one who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.”

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” ~John Maxwell

“Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned.”
~K. Scott Derrick

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
~Tom Peters

“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.”
~E. M. Forster

“No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.”
~Irvin Himmel

“Don’t confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” ~Alfred Montapert

“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

“It is not the strongest ... that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
~Charles Darwin

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
~Albert Einstein


Old NFO said...

“Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned.”
~K. Scott Derrick

Oh so damn true... sigh...

Rev. Paul said...

... and there's WAY too much 'granting' going on, these days.

Fixed it for ya, NFO. :)

PioneerPreppy said...

"Good, Bad.... I'm the one with the gun." Bruce Campbell

Rev. Paul said...

Ah yes, Preppy: positional authority. :)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

If you ain't part of the solution, you ain't long for here.

Art Kinsman, Sales Trainer,
Sound Car and Truck Stores
Renton, Wa

Rev. Paul said...

WSF - that sounds like wisdom born of experience, right there.

Cathy said...

You know you've posted a good 'un when your commenters contribute their own 2 cents :)
My hubby's favorite:
'Lead, follow or get out of the way."


Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, I'm just happy when anybody makes a comment at all. The first couple of years, I was lucky to a comment in the first place. :)