He that cannot obey, cannot command.— Benjamin Franklin
Cheering Participative Leadership quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
If you create an environment where the people truly participate, you don't need control. They know what needs to be done and they do it. And the more that people will devote themselves to your cause on a voluntary basis, a willing basis, the fewer hierarchies and control mechanisms you need.
To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.
Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
Community leadership is the courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities.
The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
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.
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.
There is no contest between the company that buys the grudging compliance of its work force and the company that enjoys the enterprising participation of its employees
Persuasive communication involves enthusiasm, animation, audience participation, authenticity and spontaneity.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
I used to think that running an organization was equivalent to conducting a symphony orchestra. But I don't think that's quite it; it's more like jazz. There is more improvisation.
I embrace the concept of enlightened self-interest - that in doing something for others, people also reap profound benefits for themselves. It might involve a little bit of sacrifice and discipline, but, and this is so crucial to understand, that participation has given me back so, so much more than I have given it.
An effective leader creates specific, achievable goals, initiates action and enlists the participation of others. They remove distractions; grasps the bigger picture, focuses on one task at a time; completes the task competently and organizes for the future.
Leadership is an action, not a position.
SUSTAINABLE PEACE IS POSSIBLE ONLY WITH WOMEN'S FULL PARTICIPATION, their perspectives, their leadership, their daily, equal presence wherever we seek to make and keep the peace.
... that ultimate success in community leadership will only be achieved if it stimulates participation by others who are also to be seen as in their own way leaders and not merely helpers.
Leadership exists when people are no longer victims of circumstances but participate in creating new circumstances. Leadership is about creating a domain in which human beings continually deepen their understanding of reality and become more capable of participating in the unfolding of the world. Ultimately, leadership is about creating new realities.
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.
The Union was destroyed against the will of the people, and it was done deliberately - with the participation of the Russian leadership, on the one hand, and that of the putschists, on the other.
Part of the task of the leader is to make others participate in his leadership.
The best leader knows how to make his followers actually feel power themselves, not merely acknowledge his power.
As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.
Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too.
I found out from my own experience that the best way to involve my daughter, Joanna, in sports is to participate with her. Recently, a mother asked me how I got my children to swim laps. The truth is, I've never asked my children to do laps. They see me do laps and want to do it with me. Parental participation is one way.
Leadership is about creating a domain in which human beings continually deepen their understanding of reality and become more capable of participating in the unfolding of the world. Ultimately leadership is about creating new realities.