Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.— Warren G. Bennis
Heartwarming Leadership Vision quotations
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.
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.
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.
It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
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.
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.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
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.
If you see a bandwagon, it's too late.
People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.
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.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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
A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle that second guesses.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
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.
Leaders can be wrong - but they can not be unclear.
The job of the leader is to speak to the possibility.
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'
Yet mystery and imagination arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness ... Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't.