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"FOR LEADERS"
OCTOBER 2009




 

October 28, 2009
" People of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
Leonardo da Vinci


October 28, 2009
" It is a mistake to suppose that men succeeded through success; they much oftener succeeded through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done."
Samuel Smiles


October 28, 2009
" Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
Dalai Lama




October 26, 2009
" A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects!"
Robert Heinlein --- Submitted by Michael Scullin --- New York
I've always liked The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, first published as Intermissions in the novel _Time Enough For Love_. This "aphorism" sums up most of the others. It's better than Crash Davis's "I believe..." speech in the movie "Bull Durham".


October 26, 2009
" A garden cannot properly flourish if it has not been adequately watered and nurtured!"
Written in 2009 by Ronald J. Champion --- New York


October 26, 2009
" Talking once with a genius is equal to reading books for four years."
Written in 2009 by Kamran Tariq --- Pakistan
This quote is about acquiring knowledge and the best source of it is a genius.


October 21, 2009
" It's the followers who choose their leaders, not the other way round."
Written in 2003 by Paul Low --- Singapore
Most leaders choose the team they want to work with but only achieve small success that has no sustainable impact. Only leaders that were chosen by the team achieve great success that has an impact for a longer period of time.


October 21, 2009
" Truth may sometimes hurt but delusion harms."
Vanna Bonta --- Submitted by R.E. --- California


October 21, 2009
" If you backslide, make sure you get back on track fast, because if not, moving forward could be rather difficult."
Copyright © 2009 Lucy Garcia


October 19, 2009
" Nothing in life is free. The biggest debt you owe yourself, others, and the world, is to pay attention."
Written in 2009 by Dr. Franciene Zimmer, PhD. --- Florida


October 19, 2009
" Always act in peace, but still act. We can't stop trying to make a positive difference in the world because we are afraid of angering people. But at the same time the end doesn't justify the means, that is, we can't be disrespectful in our dealings. Each moment we need to analyze our actions & our hearts & make sure we are acting with exemplary respect to all others. Most importantly: anytime you interact with those you feel are creating harm - you must try & look inside their hearts to see the good being dwelling within them - the goodness & innocence will be in there somewhere, perhaps smothered by fear, anger or greed, but it will be in there somewhere. When you find the goodness in the heart of that person, focus on it, and let your love for them grow & grow, & let it guide you in a relationship of respect."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Fiona Bishop --- Australia
In our corner of the world, many people want to see industrial development occur, replacing one of the greatest and most beautiful wilderness areas in the world. In dealing with these people, I rely on the above quote to guide me in peaceful yet effective interactions.


October 19, 2009
" It is all about the lesson, not the person delivering the lesson."
Written in 2009 by Wispmac Shah --- India


October 14, 2009
" We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies in the minds of those closest to the work. It's been there in front of our noses all along while we've been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese or at least manage like them."
Jack Welch


October 14, 2009
" Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."
Mahatma Gandhi


October 14, 2009
" Everything is in a process of change, nothing endures; we do not seek permanence."
Masatoshi Naito


October 12, 2009
" A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done."
Dwight D. Eisenhower


October 12, 2009
" Today, and every day, deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra mile, and enjoy all the rewards you receive. You deserve them!"
Og Mandino


October 12, 2009
" Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them."
W. Edwards Deming


October 7, 2009
" I can teach a man my trade, but I cannot teach him to be honest."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J. Zollicoffer --- Arkansas


October 7, 2009
" If you don't have the courage to walk alone, others will not have the courage to walk with you."
Written in 2007 by Apoorve Dubey --- India


October 7, 2009
" Never confuse someone's inability to do something with its inability to be done."
Copyright © 2007 Steve Maraboli


October 5, 2009
" Luck is a funny thing. It seems the harder I work at something, the more luck I seem to have with it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark Hynes --- Canada
People seem to forget that you can be inspired all day long but if you don't work hard at something it won't happen.


October 5, 2009
" Don't wait for humiliation to teach you humility!"
Written in 2009 by Diwakar Vajpeyi --- India


October 5, 2009
" Some problems will never leave till you push them out. Come on, do some pushing!"
Written in 2009 by Mavis Kumi --- Ghana


 

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