As leaders we do not create growth. The best we can do is create an environment that is conducive to growth. It is like planting a garden. You do not cause the seeds to grow. To grow is their natural purpose in life.— James Hunter
The most powerful James Hunter quotes that will transform you to a better person
Leadership: The skill of influencing people to work enthusiastically toward goals identified as being for the common good.
...leaders who do not hold their people accountable to a set standard are, in effect, thieves and liars. Thieves because they are stealing from the stockholder who pays them to hold people accountable, and liars because they pretend that everything is OK with their people when in fact everything is not OK.
Serving others breaks you free from the shackles of self and self-absorption that choke out the joy of living.
Authority: The skill of getting people to willingly do your will, because of your personal influence.
Who then is the greatest leader? The one who has served the most.
To have a healthy and thriving business, there must be healthy relationships with the C.E.O.S. in the organization and I'm not referring to the Chief Executive Offficers. I am talking about the Customers, the Employees, the Owner (or stockholders), and the Suppliers.
Power: The ability to force or coerce someone to do your will, even if they would choose not to, because of your position or your might.
Forgiving behavior is dealing with situations as they arise in an assertive manner and then letting go of any lingering resentment. As the leader, if you are not able to let go of the resentment, it will consume you and render you ineffective.
There is great joy in leading with authority, which is serving others by meeting their legitimate needs.
A seagull manager is one who periodically flies into the area, makes a lot of noise, dumps on the people, maybe eats their lunch, and flies away.
INTENTIONS - ACTION = SQUAT
(A manager) once confided in me she liked to picture in her mind's eye that every employee was wearing one of those sandwich billboard signs. On the front side, the sign would read 'Appreciate Me' and on the back side 'Make Me Feel Important.'
we must never forget that people buy into the leader before they buy into a mission statement.
Our top-down pyramid style of management is a very old concept borrowed from centuries of war and monarchies.
Slaves do what others want. Servants do what others need.
If I have any claim to originality, I do it by investing my own personality into it, so it's coming from a slightly more sardonic, English point of view.
It is a shame that so many leaders spend their time pondering their rights as leaders instead of their awesome responsibilities as leaders.
I am quite a slow writer. I can only work under pressure; I wait until the last minute.
Authority is always built on service and sacrifice.
INTENTIONS + ACTION = WILL
Leadership is character in action.
My absolute favorite song I've ever written is "This Is Where We Came In.
" It's a nudge at younger listeners, cause at one time you could go into a cinema halfway through a film and then stay through and pick up where you left off.
Power people are generally threatened by authority people.
You can get a few seasons out of power, even accomplish some things, but over time power can be very damaging to relationships.
Because I'm English, I try not to make any purely American references, because I want to limit how much I'm pretending to be American.
...while everyone's focusing on keeping the boss happy, who's focusing on keeping the customer happy?
A rut... is little more than a coffin with the ends kicked out.
I'm conscious enough that how I'm singing is not my own accent.
Authority cannot be bought or sold, given or taken away.
If I sang the way I talk it would sound like "Tommy Steele sings Muddy Waters!"
It's when you are trying to make something that is "authentic" as opposed to real - people who appreciate music for the wrong reasons tend to compartmentalize stuff.
Leadership is not about personality, possessions, or charisma, but all about who you are as a person. I used to believe that leadership was about style but now I know that leadership is about substance, namely character.
For me, hearing the term 'apply yourself' was like a crucifix to Bella Lugosi's Dracula. 'Ahhh, it burns!'
I get influenced by stuff that isn't even music.
If you are approaching the music with more reverence than the original guys invested into it, you are effectively doing it a disservice.