Things to ponder on Leadership

Yesterday someone asked me to compile some leadership quotes for use on a calendar. Some of these you may have  read, others you may not have.  Part of a leader’s day should include some time for reflection and I find quotations about leadership help me reflect. I hope you enjoy.

 

Character

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – Coach John Wooden

Self-Discipline

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves; self-discipline with all of them came first.” – Most Worshipful Brother Harry S. Truman

Commitment

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”— Mario Andretti

Competence

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”— Willa A. Foster

Courage

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

 Positive Attitude

“Change your thoughts and you change the world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 Listening

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols

 Passion

“Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for people to stop you.” –  Bill Cosby

 Servanthood

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” – Robert Greenleaf

 Vision

“Where there is no vision the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18

 Change

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

 Communication

“The less people know, the more they yell.” – Seth Godin

 Confidence

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

 Preparation

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

 Leadership

“The true measure of leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less.” – Dr. John C. Maxwell

 Focus

“Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.” – Brian Tracy

 Relationships

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 Perseverance

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”— Coach Vince Lombardi

 Have a great Masonic Day!