Qualities of a good leader




MAY 2007


May 30, 2007
" Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine."
David Ogilvy

May 30, 2007
" Speak with the purpose of resolving issues, rather than proving you are right."
Abe Wagner

May 30, 2007
" You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own."
Rupert Murdoch

May 23, 2007
" The key elements in the art of working together are how to deal with change, how to deal with conflict, and how to reach our potential...the needs of the team are best met when we meet the needs of individuals persons."
Max DePree

May 23, 2007
" The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I." And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I." They don't think "I." They think "we"; they think "team." They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done."
Peter Drucker

May 21, 2007
" A great organization does not have time to take short cuts!"
Copyright © 2007 Gerry O'Hanlon
So much time can be lost when a job is not thought through and short cuts are taken.

May 21, 2007
" Great promise keepers never make too many promises."
Munene Nyaga --- Submitted by Eric Nyaga --- Kenya
My country has seen many general elections and we are preparing for another one at the end of this year. Our politicians have over the years made numerous pledges to the citizens and doing little to fulfill them. This problem cuts across the globe. It's a lesson to leaders for every race, language and creed; make only as many promises as you are ready to keep.

May 21, 2007
" People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision."
John C. Maxwell

May 16, 2007
" People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps."
Mary Kay Ash

May 16, 2007
" The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents."
Amos Parrish

May 16, 2007
" Nothing limits achievement like small thinking. Nothing equals possibilities like unleashed thinking."
William Arthur Ward

May 14, 2007
A Great Leader raises leaders
A Good Leader raises followers
A Bad Leader raises members
Where's your place?
Sola Olubode --- Submitted by Andrew Effiong --- Nigeria
It catches my attention.

May 14, 2007
" Correction does work, but encouragement works wonders."
Copyright © 2007 Kay Gramm

May 14, 2007
" In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong, honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes."
John Ruskin

May 9, 2007
" If you are a positive person, you're an automatic motivator. You can get people to do things they never thought they were capable of."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.W. --- Ohio

May 9, 2007
" The art of communication is the language of leadership."
James Humes

May 9, 2007
" Power wielders may treat people as things. Leaders may not."
James MacGregor Burns

May 2, 2007
" Leadership is about realizing that people whom you lead need to be right, for you to be right."
Written in 2007 by Mitesh Vageriya --- India

May 2, 2007
" In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people.. they no longer can lead solely based on positional power."
Ken Blanchard

May 2, 2007
" It is the role and responsibility of every person to make their community a better place; it is never someone else's job."
Copyright © 2006 Mickie Taylor


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