A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.— Mahatma Gandhi
Useful Spiritual Leadership quotations
If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled.
True leadership is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you.
Spiritual leadership is moving people on to God's agenda.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
I have a bumper sticker that Bowen created that says Regardless of my kids grades, they have an 'A' in my book'. Without play the child that still lives in all of us will always be incomplete. And not only physically, but creatively, intellectually, and spiritually as well.
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Mankind's history has proved from one era to another that the true criterion of leadership is spiritual. Men are attracted by spirit. By power, men are forced. Love is engendered by spirit. By power anxieties are created.
The man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves, also.
If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.
Pride takes many forms, but spiritual pride is the most grievous.
To become proud of spiritual gifts or leadership position is to forget that all we have is from God, all the position we occupy is God's appointment.
One reason why people are unable to understand great Christian classics is that they are trying to understand without any intention of obeying them.
The spiritual leader will choose the hidden path of sacrificial service and approval of the Lord over the flamboyant self-advertising of the world.
What are most people hungry for? I believe it is spiritual and moral leadership.
Increases in technology, scientific inventions, and medical miracles have been marvelous and incredible. But we must use them properly to bring us joy, and that requires spiritual and moral leadership.
The person who sees the difficulties so clearly that he does not discern the possibilities cannot inspire a vision in others.
God prepares leaders with a specific place and task in mind.
Training methods are adapted to the mission, and natural and spiritual gifts are given with clear purpose.
Desiring to excel is not a sin. It is motivation that determines ambition's character. Our Lord never taught against the urge to high achievement, but He did expose and condemn unworthy motivation.
Fatigue is the price of leadership. Mediocrity is the price of never getting tired.
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality;
the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow
There is no such thing as a self made spiritual leader.
He is able to influence others spiritually only because the Spirit is able to work in and through him to a greater degree than in those he leads.
If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it. Keeping to the main road is easy, But people love to be sidetracked.
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.
Creating without claiming, Doing without taking credit, Guiding without interfering, This is Primal Virtue.
A visionary may see, but a leader must decide.
The sage seeks freedom from desire. He does not collect precious things. He learns not to hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.
The Hoffman Process brings forth spiritual leadership in a person.
It made my spirituality come alive. Through the Hoffman Process I actually brought my faith into my daily actions.
Spiritual leadership is the power to change the atmosphere by one's presence, the unconscious influence that makes Christ and spiritual things real to others.
Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative to get them there by God's means in reliance on God's power.
It helps certain church leaders identify the fact that they have the spiritual gift of leadership that the Bible talks about in Romans 12:8. Once you understand that God has given a gift, then training becomes more seriously. When you receive better training, you become more effective in the leadership position that God has assigned to you.
The spiritual leader should outpace the rest of the church, above all, in prayer.
A man is known by the company he keeps
What's emerging is a new synthesis of science, spirituality and leadership as different facets of a single way of being.