Leadership is not manifested by coercion, even against the resented. Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any measures.Margaret Madeline Chase Smith

30 September

In the face of leadership flaws, too many people assume cynical perspectives, rather than do the hard work of building relationships in which they can have more positive influence.Ira Chaleff

29 September

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC

28 September

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don’t worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.David Joseph Schwartz

27 September

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.John William Gardner

26 September

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

23 September

The good leader repeats the good news, keeps the worst to himself.Sophocles

22 September

Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.Thomas Carlyle

21 September

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.Warren Gamaliel Bennis

20 September

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says ‘Go!’ – a leader says ‘Let’s go!’George Edward Maurice Kelly

19 September

If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you.Donald Robert Perry Marquis

16 September

But to practice leadership, you need to accept that you are in the business of generating chaos, confusion, and conflict.Ronnie Lee Heifetz

15 September

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.Stephen Edward Ambrose

14 September

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.Walter Lippmann

13 September

History has shown that one cannot legislate a culture of integrity. And yet, one of the paramount responsibilities and challenges of corporate leadership is to ensure such a culture.Preetinder Singh 'Preet' Bharara

09 September

Leadership is working with goals and vision management is working with objectives.Russel L. Honoré

08 September

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.Peter F. Drucker

07 September

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.Ralph Nader

06 September

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.Lido Anthony 'Lee' Iacocca

05 September

Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.Alan Phillip Cohen

02 September

Those whose gifts fit them for leadership must recognize that a prime function of the leader is to keep hope alive.John William Gardner

01 September

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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 & Leadership Blog Site at Leadership Genome Project. She also enjoys music (sings and plays the piano) and art (portrait sketch).
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