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A Quote by Bill George on leadership, leader, self-awareness, vision, experience, and fast company

Is leadership inherent or trainable? Both. You are born with characteristics that reside deep inside you: drive, an ability to influence and motivate, perseverance. But you have to develop those qualities through actual leadership experiences. A key quality is adaptability--facing unexpected obstacles, falling short of goals, reading the context, and changing your approach. Absent that, leaders will continue to repeat mistakes and will not grow and develop. That leads me to the essence of the question "Why is it so hard to lead yourself?" The answer, in my experience, lies in the differences between your idealized self--how you see yourself and how you want to be seen--and your real self. The key to growing as a leader is to narrow that gap by developing a deep self-awareness that comes from straight feedback and honest exploration of yourself, followed by a concerted effort to make changes.

Bill George

Source: quoted in Fast Company, April 2007 - Bill George is the former CEO of Medtronics, Inc.

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Pearl Cleage on equality, roundtable, head, foot, leader, seat of power, and power

I think all negotiations should take place at a round table and everybody should have to rotate counterclockwise once an hour so that even the perception of head of the table, or foot, are ritually obliterated.

Pearl Cleage

Source: I Wish I Had a Red Dress

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Thomas D. Willhite on leader, leadership, i am, leaders, follower, followers, and following

When most are asked to quote their "I AM's," usually they come up with such things as: I am a farther, a male, an engineer, six-foot one, 160 pounds; or, a mother, wife, secretary, and so on. They have limited themselves to exactly what they are. Where are the men and women of today who will shout: I AM GREAT...I AM A LEADER? Where are the leaders of today? What has become of them? Why is this world made up of so many followers?

Thomas D. Willhite

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/who-am-i-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on leader, position, duty, living, life, guide others, loving, exemplary life, and responsibility

Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Max DePree on responsibility, leader, and business

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Max DePree

Source: Leadership Is an Art

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Werner Erhard on problems, communities, societies, resolved, brought together, together, common sense, visionary, realization, function, live, vision, great leader, level, following, great, leader, era, and ourselves

The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense that each of us is a visionary.  Each of us must come to the realization that we can function and live at the level of vision rather than following some great leader's vision.  Instead of looking for a great leader, we are in an era where each of us needs to find the great leader in ourselves.

Werner Erhard

Contributed by: RainbowBright

A Quote by Margaret Wheatley on leader, hero, and host

We need to move from the leader as hero, to the leader as host. 

Margaret Wheatley

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Liz Murray on employees and leader

When you go back to your environment and you deal with employees... do you inspire people or do you make them feel fear?  Do you make them feel confident or incompetent?  I think that distinction really marks the leader.

Liz Murray

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Robert Greenleaf on servant leader, servant leadership, servant, leader, and leadership

The servant-leader is servant first.  It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.  Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.  The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant - first to make sure that other people's needs are being served.  The best test, and difficult to administer is:  Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wise, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?  And what effect on the least privileged in society; will they benefit, or at least not be further deprived?


Robert Greenleaf

Source: Servant Leadership

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Steve Farber on leader, farber, love, leap, audacity, proof, and energy

The Extreme Leader is a generator, a powerful force for action, for progress, and an enthusiastic believer in people and in their capacity to do the awesome.

Steve Farber

Source: The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, Pages: 167

Contributed by: Breeze

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