Leadership skills enable you to motivate people toward a common goal.






October 29, 2008
" In a service business you have to remember that your major assets take the elevator down every night, and you hope they come back in the morning."
Samuel Hayes

October 29, 2008
" If our dream is not big enough to unite us, then people tend to create problems to divide us."
Copyright © 2008 Jay Xiong
I thought of this when I was trying to solve a problem with my folks.

October 29, 2008
" Courage is not absence of fear but overcoming it at the right moment."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Haldahalli Vinaya --- India

October 27, 2008
At the Beijing 2008 Olympics, on the Volleyball Court, when the world giants of the game were sweating to prove themselves, many may have failed to watch one young lady in the right hand corner of the court.

She was focused on the coverage whenever the server, in that end, was serving the ball. Sitting in the corner of the court, she was very focused on her job.

With a hand towel in her hand, she would wipe the sweat off the out-of- play volleyballs used in the game. All the time you could see that she was focused only on her work and never got distracted by the game.

She would get all the out-of-play balls rolled to her from different ends of the court and continually wipe the sweat out of them, meticulously. There was no instance in the games where the ball slipped from the hands of the players due to the sweat on it.

Why? Maybe it was due to the fact that she was doing a job well done.

This is an inspirational sighting about the dedication of the individual towards the job entrusted. This young lady was in a very near position to the game and even then, she was more focused on the job at hand because the job only mattered to be done in that moment and not later.
Written in 2008 by Rajesh Thomas --- India
Start teaching others what you know; you may end up learning more.

October 27, 2008
" When you wake up in the morning, you can either be an excuse or an example."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Patrick Harrack --- Florida
Heard this one from my work. Don't make excuses. Find a solution and be an example to follow.

October 27, 2008
" When you become the boss, and you will, try to remember that authority may be given but RESPECT must be earned."
Written in 2007 by Gary Anderson --- Illinois

October 22, 2008
" Respect people who respect you; don't take advantage of their current position."
Written in 2008 by Shenay Holloway --- California

October 22, 2008
" If no one is following your instructions, check if you are following the instructions of your leader. To become a good leader - you need to become a good follower."
Written in 2008 by Sreemoy Ghose --- India
Very often I come across complaints from my people that their juniors are not listening to them. I then cite this quotation which I have phrased myself.

October 22, 2008
" You can be successful if you make others successful."
Written in 2008 by Farhaan S. --- India
Believe me, it happens.

October 22, 2008
" There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don't like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don't spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities."
Michael Dell

October 20, 2008
" Everyone must decide at some point in their life to either become a vision of the future or a shadow of the past."
Copyright © 1987 John Lawson
I wrote this for a Senior project in High School and it has changed my life.

October 20, 2008
" Why would you wait for the world to follow, while you can go ahead?"
Written in 2008 by Renaldo Tarentaal --- South Africa

October 20, 2008
" I always thought of expecting from people, but it is all about contributing to people."
Written in 2008 by Danish Irfan --- Pakistan
I'm a university student (PhD). This submission (entry) came in my mind, when I passed through experience.

October 20, 2008
" If you have one apple and I have one apple, if we both exchange, then you have one and I have one apple. If you have one idea and I have one idea, if we both exchange our ideas, then you have two ideas and I have two ideas."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aswathy Santhosh --- India

October 15, 2008
" Life is all about challenges - a leader should be a risk taker to meet them, greet them and beat them."
Written in 2008 by Joseph David --- India
At my work place I am being empowered to be a leader. In the process, I have learned that a leader should be a risk taker as well.

October 15, 2008
" Don't expect without respect."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Narayan Chaudhary --- India

October 15, 2008
" Beyond packaging, let the quality of the product be attractive."
Written in 2008 by Kevin Ongeti --- Kenya

October 15, 2008
" I believe the real difference between success and failure in a corporation can be very often traced to the question of how well the organization brings out the great energies and talents of its people."
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

October 13, 2008
" A company is an organic, living breathing thing, not just an income sheet and balance sheet. You have to lead it with that in mind."
Carly Fiorina --- Sumitted by Lauren C. --- New Jersey

October 13, 2008
" The secret of leaders who inspire is that they have grown so that they can comfortably integrate the personality and the ego."
Dr. Lance Secretan --- Submitted by Tracey Gilmore --- Canada

October 13, 2008
" Cheap is Cheap, and Quality is not."
Written in 19998 by Kem Himelright --- Texas

October 8, 2008
" Beware of six enemies of progress- sleep, torpor, fear, mourn, laziness and procrastination. If you win over them, you will be the king of your own wishes."
Bhagvatgita --- Submitted by Pravin Chamlikar --- India
One should read this book not as spiritual one but for management teachings.

October 8, 2008
" We try to make choices and do things with our career that make a positive impact. We want to have long-lasting careers, but we don't want to have to give in to the industry. We want to stand for what's right, and you can do that and still be relevant and still matter."
Aja Graydon --- Submitted by Tania Saghir --- Pakistan

October 8, 2008
" Always plan your steps on the career ladder; otherwise life will take you on steps that will make the ladder a spiral one. "
Written in 2008 by Sandeep Kumar --- United Arab Emirates

October 6, 2008
" If you can't manage yourself, you can't manage others."
Written in 2008 by Vissapragada Srinivas --- India

October 6, 2008
" The customer doesn't care about how much we know, until the customer knows how much we care about them."
Written in 2007 by Dave Muscio --- California
I live and breathe this everyday!

October 6, 2008
" Instead of getting frustrated over a problem, it's better to find a solution!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Biju Murukesan --- India

October 6, 2008
" Make sure you're not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve. Figure out what's going on and make a plan to improve things."
Kenneth W. Thomas

October 1, 2008
" A good coach should believe in his players as much as he believes in himself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mihajlo Cubrilo --- Serbia

October 1, 2008
" Teams are like sweets and enthusiasm the sweetener!"
Written in 2008 by Rugmini Menon --- India
A very good thought on teams and team-spirit.

October 1, 2008
" Teamwork is no accident; it is the by-product of good leadership."
John Adair

October 1, 2008
" Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader."
Indra Nooyi --- Submitted by Anu G. --- India
Inspiration for lot of people!


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