Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.— Peter Drucker
Tempting Effective Leadership quotations
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
Leadership is about setting a direction.
It's about creating a vision, empowering and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision, and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
The greatness of a leader is measured by the achievements of the led.
This is the ultimate test of his effectiveness.
Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'.
They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
If humanity has any hope of effecting real change for the better, it will not come from the Madison Avenue false reality makers who've cast Barack Obama as the savior of the world. To alter our course from tyranny to liberty, to defeat the corrupt elite, we must get past the puppets and confront the real power structure of the planet.
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.
History has shown that a country most effectively speaks with one voice.
When nationally elected officials work together, build consensus, and provide leadership, the American people will follow.
Build what you want to see in the world.
Developing excellent COMMUNICATION skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
Be the trouble you want to see in the world.
The essence of power is the knowledge that what you do is going to have an effect not just an immediate but perhaps a lifelong effect on the happiness and wellbeing of millions of people and so I think the essence of power is to be conscious of what it can mean for others.
A group of donkeys lead by a lion can defeat a group of lions lead by a donkey.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
The roots of effective leadership lie in simple things, one of which is listening. Listening to someone demonstrates respect; it shows that you value their ideas and are willing to hear them.
Dedicate yourself to a core set of values.
Without them, you will never be able to find personal fulfillment, and you will never be able to lead effectively.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
What starting your company means: you will lose your stable income, your right to apply for a leave of absence, and your right to get a bonus. However, it also means your income will no longer be limited, you will use your time more effectively, and you will no longer need to beg for favours from people anymore.
A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.
Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.
We know that leadership is very much related to change.
As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
The goal of an effective leader is to recondition your team to be solution focused rather than problem focused.
Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere.
Great leaders, the research shows, are made as they gradually acquire, in the course of their lives and careers, the competencies that make them so effective. The competencies can be learned by any leader, at any point.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
Without strong visionary leadership, no strategy will be executed effectively.
Leading an organization is as much about soul as it is about systems.
Effective leadership finds its source in understanding
If there is a trait which does characterize leaders it is opportunism.
Successful people are very often those who steadfastly refuse to be daunted by disadvantage and have the ability to turn disadvantage to good effect. They are people who seize opportunity and take risks. Leadership then seems to be a matter of personality and character.
Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Idealism without pragmatism is impotent.
Pragmatism without idealism is meaningless. The key to effective leadership is pragmatic idealism.