Leadership

Leadership — you first, others follow.

Folks who follow the crowd usually get into a jam.

If you know where you are going the world will follow you. If not, it will tell you where to go.

A pilot on the intercom: I’m sorry to report that for the past two hours we have been flying without navigational instrumentation and ground navigation. This means that I don’t know where we are or which we we are going. But you will be pleased to know we are making good progress.

When you get kicked from the rear it means you’re in front.

I’m their leader–which way do they want to go?

To be a leader of men one must learn to turn his back on men and face toward God. — Ray Cross

A good leader is doing his job when half the people are following him and half are chasing him. — R. Talbert

You cannot command unless you have learned to obey.

Do not be all sugar, or the world will suck you down; but do not be all vinegar, or the world will spit you out. — Spurgeon

A good boss is a guy who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. — Ray Cross

A good supervisor is a guy who can step on your toes without messing up your shine.

There are three kinds of people:
Those who make things happen.
Those who watch things happen.
Those who wonder what happened.

One either submits to leadership or loses leadership. — Ray Cross

Leadership does not exist where people will not follow. — Ray Cross

No man doth commend safely but him that hath learned readily to obey. — Thomas A. Kempis

Who is wise? The man who can learn something from every man.
Who is strong? The man who is content with his fate.
Whom do men honor? The man who honors his fellow men. — Saying of the Fathers (Hebrew)

Great is the art of beginning, But greater is the art of ending. — Henry W. Longfellow

Full-grown oaks are not produced in three years, neither are servants of God. — Douglas Rumford

It needs more skill than I can tell, so play the second fiddle well. — Spurgeon

When you’re first and others follow, that’s called leadership.

Just because nobody disagrees with you does not necessarily mean you are brilliant. Maybe you’re the boss.

No one ever became a leader who allowed himself to suffer from the fear of criticism. — Abraham Lincoln

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the best I know how–the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing i was right would make no difference. — Abraham Lincoln

Raphael was painting one of his frescoes. Some cardinals stopped to criticize his work. “The Apostle Paul’s face is too red,” one said. Raphael responded, “He blushes when he sees into whose hands the church has bee entrusted.”

If your staff does not know more than you about various aspects of your work, you do not need them.

Gather men around you who are smarter than you and listen to them.

A good leader takes a little more than his share of blame; a little less than his share of credit. — Arnold Glassgow

The main job of the leader is thinking. And the best preparation for leadership is thinking. — David J. Schwartz

Decisions and observations made alone in managed solitude have an uncanny way of being 100 per cent right! — David J. Schwartz

Leaders use solitude to put the pieces of a problem together, to work out solutions, to plan and, in one phrase, to do their super-thinking. — David J. Schwartz

Believe in — and push for — progress; and you’ll be a leader. — David J. Schwartz

People place confidence in the fellow who acts. They naturally assume he know what he is doing. — David J. Schwartz

A man cannot become a leader of other people until he first learns to control himself. — George Bowman

Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24 LB)

Hard work means prosperity; only a fool idles away his time. (Proverbs 12:11 LB)