EMPOWERMENT TO OTHERS
“Leadership become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” - John C Maxwell
Leader become a leader only when he believes that he meant to guide and help and not to be the autocrat.
TAKING NO CREDIT
“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” - John C Maxwell
A good leader always believes in giving the credit to his crew.
BIRTH OF LEADERSHIP
“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation; not intimidation.” -William Arthur Wood
A leader can only become a leader when he has a strong eternal inspiration and a positive support.
“The role of a great leader is not to give greatness to human beings, but to help them extract the greatness they already have inside them.” - J Buchan
A leader not just guides his people but he also plays the role of finding the right talent in the right person. He may do several different operations to dig the talent out.
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.” - Albert Einstein
A leader always plays it courageously. S/he knows that s/he might have to go alone but when s/he knows his/her path, no one can stop him/her.
“A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the most nimble go out ahead, where upon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” - Nelson Mandela
It is always said that we are never alone, we are always followed by our shadow. A leader plays a similar role, s/he stays behind and keeps a watch so that if anyone stops, s/he can be there.
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” - Rosalynn Carter
A leader not only extracts the talent out of the person but also directs them to the path that leads them to success.
“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership.” - Ralph Marston
No matter what, leader keeps faith in him/herself and his/her people.
“A Leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.” - Leroy Eimes
A leader always walks one step ahead not because s/he wants to lead but to check if any problem is going to occur.
“Power creates distance. Leaders bridge the gap.” - Phil Wilson
Leaders are the most important people because they are the ones everyone is going to follow. So when a problem occurs, the leader is the one who is relied upon.
“Leadership is the capacity TO TRANSLATE VISION INTO reality.” - Warren G Bennis
Since the leader has the ability to forecast, s/he always keeps a check on if the path they are on is right or not. By this s/he reaches his/her ultimate destination and s/he doesn't stop until that.
“Leadership requires followership and following is an act of Trust, Faith in the course of the leader and that faith can be generated only if leaders act with integrity.” - Lawrence M Miller
A leader does not only questions other's mistake but s/he also has the courage to accept their own mistakes. S/he is always loyal to oneself first and then to others.
“You don't need more time in your day. You need to decide.” - Seth Godin
S/he always works according to the plans and works as per the priority.
“When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” - Ronald Reagan
Leader gives direction and whenever required s/he also gives motivation. This can be through positive as well as negative words.
FOLLOW AND BE FOLLOWED
“You will never be a leader unless you first learn to follow and be led.” - Tiorio
A leader cannot have an ego. S/he always have to keep in mind that s/he doesn't know everything. S/he being a leader also has to follow someone else.
“The supreme task is to organize and unite people so that their anger becomes a transforming force.” - Martin Luther King
A leader knows it well. S/he not only controls the anger of his/her people but also uses it in the right place.
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” - Howard Schultz
A leader when is on a mission to achieve something can only see the goal. S/he doesn't care about the risk therein.
“The leader who is forever in the learning mode is the one most likely to succeed.” - Lee Thayer
A leader is not only a leader. He is always a follower. S/he is always ready to learn something new.
“Leadership, on the other hand, is about creating change you believe in.” - Seth Godin
Leader has to be ready for a change.
“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” - James Humes
A good leader knows when, what and how to speak to whom.