Jesus said several times, “Come, follow me.” His was a program of “do what I do,” rather than “do what I say.” His innate brilliance would have permitted him to put on a dazzling display, but that would have left his followers far behind. He walked and worked with those he was to serve. His was not a long-distance leadership. He was not afraid of close friendships; he was not afraid that proximity to him would disappoint his followers. The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led.Spencer Woolley Kimball

28 October

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.Brian Tracy

27 October

More than anything else today, followers believe they are part of a system, a process that lacks heart. If there is one thing a leader can do to connect with followers at a human, or better still a spiritual level, it is to become engaged with them fully, to share experiences and emotions, and to set aside the processes of leadership we have learned by rote.Lance H.K. Secretan

26 October

Leadership by personal example is vital, both in heroics as in day-to-day small gestures.Jorge Paulo Lemann

25 October

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.Aristotle

24 October

Leadership and personality matter… Intelligence, education, and analytical reasoning matter.Eric Emerson Schmidt

21 October

What’s the most important thing you can tell me about leadership? I’d say, ‘Just treat people the way you’d want to be treated.’Henry Ross Perot

20 October

The most valuable ‘currency’ of any organization is the initiative and creativity of its members. Every leader has the solemn moral responsibility to develop these to the maximum in all his people. This is the leader’s highest priority.William Edwards Deming

19 October

Leadership is one of the things you cannot delegate. You either exercise it, or you abdicate it.Roberto Críspulo Goizueta

18 October

Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable.Lance Morrow

17 October

We are all leaders of something in life. You are a leader. Start leading, and the others will soon follow.Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

14 October

Leaders are active instead of reactive, shaping ideas instead of responding to them. Leaders adopt a personal and active attitude toward goals. The influence a leader exerts in altering moods, evoking images and expectations, and in establishing specific desires and objectives determines the direction an organization takes. The net result of this influence is to change the way people think about what is desirable, possible, and necessary. In other words, leaders are visionaries and managers operate within those established visions.Abraham Zaleznik

13 October

A leader has to be ahead of his men. You’ve got to know what is going on all the time.General George Smith Patton, Jr.

12 October

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.Barack Hussein Obama II

11 October

Self-discipline is the first rule of all successful leadership.Napoleon Hill

10 October

Each member of your team has the potential for personal greatness; a leader’s job is to teach them how to do it.John Robert Wooden

07 October

I don’t think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.Patricia Ireland

06 October

You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.Robyn Benincasa

05 October

Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.Charles S. Lauer

04 October

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.Edwin Howard Friedman

03 October

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Learning and Culture Director at Stellar Philippines
Franelyn Saguindang Riego de Dios, MS has been in training and leadership development for more than a decade now. In earning her Master of Science in Biology degree, she joined the College of Science and Mathematics faculty of MSU-IIT and published her studies in Asia Life and Philippine Scientists Journals. For her, moving into the corporate world felt odd at first but with the scientific method and discipline in her backpack, it has become a fulfilling experience. You may also visit her personal Science Blog Site at Live Well. She also enjoys music (sings and plays the piano) and art (portrait sketch).
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