The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.— Michelangelo
Wonderful Leadership And Vision 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.
People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.
Men make history and not the other way around.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
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.
Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
You have to work and think about how we can make this world a better place for all. This is what I'd really like to ask our young leaders. We will try as leaders of today to minimise the problems which we will hand over to you. But it is to you. You have to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. For that to be possible, you have to strengthen your capacity and widen your vision as a global citizen.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue.
It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something.
I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
My father's values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.
Leadership is providing inspiration and vision, then developing and empowering others to achieve this vision.
The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.
A leader's job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
Leadership is working with goals and vision management is working with objectives.
Positive deviance means doing the right thing for sustainability, despite being surrounded by the wrong institutional structures, the wrong processes and stubbornly uncooperative people. That is what sustainability-literate leadership means today. Surrounded by evidence of rampant unsustainability it is not possible to say 'I did not know'
When your vision is clear have faith and trust yourself even when you don't know where your path is taking you.
Certainly a leader needs a clear vision of the organization and where it is going, but a vision is of little value unless it is shared in a way so as to generate enthusiasm and commitment. Leadership and communication are inseparable.
Yet mystery and imagination arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness ... Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
No artist tolerates reality.
One must also acknowledge that there are moments in an organisation's development when fresh blood and new vision are required, which may imply that an outsider may be better suited to the leadership role.
Teams make you better than you are, multiply your value, enable you to do what you do best, allow you to help others do their best, give you more time, provide you with companionship, help you fulfill the desires of your heart and compound your vision and effort.
Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
There are six elements of gravitas critical to leadership: grace under fire, decisiveness, emotional intelligence and the ability to read a room, integrity and authenticity (people don't like fakes), a vision that inspires others, and a stellar reputation.
I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
Great leaders must have two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate that vision clearly.
To me, a leader is a visionary that energizes others.
This definition of leadership has two key dimensions: a) creating the vision of the future, and b) inspiring others to make the vision a reality.
Big thinking precedes great achievement.
A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.
Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.