Tag: Leadership

4 Powerful Leadership Quotes That Will Help You Become A Great Leader

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What is leadership? Why do we need great leaders?

According to John Maxwell, leadership expert, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

Here is why we need great leaders:

“An organization without a great leader is like a tree without roots.”– E. Bright

An organization without a great leader is going to collapse. It is going to die very fast. Because there is no leader to lead. There is no plan, no vision, no mission. If you want your organization to survive today’s hostile business environment, elect a great leader- a leader who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way.

“As a leader, if you can’t develop yourself, you can’t develop your people.”– E. Bright

Life is all about growth. If you are not growing as a leader, you are dying as a leader. You are as good as the people around you. If you surround yourself with people who are better than you are, you will continue to grow. But if you surround yourself with “yes-yes” people, you will continue to decline. John Maxwell says, “You can learn only if others are ahead of you.” If you want to be the best in your industry, play and learn with the best.

“‘Yelling’ is a tool of an ineffective leader.”– E. Bright

If you want people to follow you to the gate of hell, stop yelling at them. People want to follow a leader.

“Encouragement is a tool of an effective leader.”– E. Bright

Great leaders use encouragement to get the job done. They use encouragement to motivate their people to get things done. If you encourage your people to be their best, they will stand by you in good and tough times. Encourage them to grow, to bring their best to work, and they will do just that.

Great leaders don’t discourage, they encourage themselves and their people.

Why You Can’t Succeed Alone

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We are more connected than we even know. We need people to help us succeed in life. We need more than talent, passion, determination, perseverance, focus, and a dream to succeed.

You need good friends to tell you what exactly you need to hear. It is what you need to hear that will make you a better person. If no one is telling you what you need to hear, it is time to look for one. To be a better person- a better father, a better boss, a better friend, a better neighbor, a better leader, you need someone to remind you that no one is perfect. If not, it is very easy to think that we are perfect.

You need more than your close friends to succeed. You need people outside of your routine to tell you who you really are. You need someone or people who sees things differently than you do. If you do that, your decision making will be flawless.

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To do that, reach out to people. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Meet them where they are, where they work, where they play. Listen to them. Show them you want to know them. People want to be heard, known, and listen to. If they know that you are interested in them, they will invite you into their world.

You can’t succeed alone. You need a great team to work with. If not, you will not accomplish much.