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Without a doubt, providing recognition is one of
the best ways (if not the best way) to build and maintain superior performance.
The reason for that is quite simple: reinforced behaviour gets repeated.
Eric Harvey

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Andrew Carnegie

The people who are lifting the world onward and
upward are those who encourage more than they criticize
Elizabeth Harrison

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you
William Arthur Ward

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement
Charles Schwab

Avoid the trap of assuming that you, alone,
have to make every decision you face.
It's not your job to make all the right calls . . .
your job is to make sure all the right calls get made.
Eric Harvey

Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart,
a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference.
Mac Anderson

Far too many leaders are ill prepared to effectively address employee performance problems . . .
and it shows. It takes its toll - on their organizations and the leaders themselves.
But it doesn't have to be that way
Eric Harvey

For every person in every organization, there comes a moment when he or she must have
the courage to step forward and meet the needs of the time.
Regardless of whether your time is now or in the future,
you must be prepared and willing to seize that moment as a courageous leader!
David Cottrell

Coaching isn't an addition to a leader's job, it's an integral part of it
George S. Odiorne

You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within
Bob Nelson

High-integrity workplaces don't get that way by accident, coincidence, or luck.
They're moulded, shaped, and built by leaders at all levels
Eric Harvey

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.
If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish
Sam Walton

Leadership is no longer about your position.
It's now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference

You can lead without a title
Robin Sharma

Leaders do not avoid, repress, or deny conflict, but rather see it as an opportunity
Warren Bennis

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people
Indira Gandhi

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization.
When that happens, people feel centered and that gives their work meaning
Warren Bennis

A leader's job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be
Jack Welch

The hallmark of a well-managed organization is not the absence of problems,
but whether or not problems are effectively resolved
Steve Ventura

Think of each member of your work group as a high jumper. Celebrate the reaching of new heights . . .
then 'raise the bar' together. But don't forget, as you're raising the bar, so is your competition
Eric Harvey

Leadership is about magnetic communication.
Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision and the horizon
Doug Firebaugh

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership
Faye Wattleton

There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient.
Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play
William B. Given, Jr.

Dare to go forward. Courage is the mark of greatness in leadership
Brian Tracy

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people
Woodrow Wilson

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way
Henry Miller

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow
Vince Lombardi

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people,
they no longer can lead solely based on positional power
Ken Blanchard

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
The worst thing you can do is nothing
Theodore Roosevelt

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument,
debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand
Colin Powell

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely
Auguste Rodin

Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: 'We've always done it that way'
Catherine DeVrye

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.
A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough

Richard M. Devos

A leader is someone who creates infectious enthusiasm
Ted Turner

If there is anything I would like to be remembered for it is that
I helped people understand that leadership is helping other people grow and succeed.
To repeat myself, leadership is not just about you. It's about them
Jack Welch

Leadership is not magnetic personality that can just as well be a glib tongue.
It is not 'making friends and influencing people' that is flattery.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights,
the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard,
the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations
Peter Drucker

The five most important words a leader can speak are - 'I am proud of you'
The four most important are - 'What is your opinion?'
The three most important are - 'If you please'
The two most important are - 'Thank You'
And the most important single word of all is - 'You'
Denis Waitley

You can tell a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell a man is wise by his questions
Naguib Mahfouz

Change cannot be avoided ... change provides the opportunity for innovation.
It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity
Felice Jones

To become a leader, then, you must become
yourself, become the maker of your own life

Warren G. Bennis

Techniques don't produce quality products or pick up
the garbage on time; people do, people who care, people
who are treated as creatively contributing adults

Tom Peters

The past doesn't equal the future.
All great leaders, all people who have achieved in any area of life,
know the power of continuously pursuing their vision,
even if all the details of how to achieve it aren't yet available
Tony Robbins

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced
courses of action you should take, choose the bolder
William Joseph Slim

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well
and to help those who are doing well to do even better
Jim Rohn

The best way to gain and hold the loyalty of your
personnel is to show interest in them and care for
them, by your words and actions, in everything you do

Secrets of Effective Leadership

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership
determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall
Stephen R. Covey

The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their
attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs.
He influences them by the dynamism of his faith.
He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met,
the need resolved, the crisis overcome
John Haggai

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader

John Quincy Adams

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves
Ray Kroc

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done

Ralph Nader

Great managers make themselves dispensable and let frontline people make the decisions
Sinclair Beecham

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire
to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your
peers, and about the people you serve
Brian Koval

Leadership is action, not position
Donald H. McGannon

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others
to want to do something you are convinced should be done

Vance Packard

Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common
to exceptional leaders: honesty, integrity, confidence, compassion and humility
John McCain

Leaders tap into the emotions of their people by getting excited themselves
Brian Tracy

When you walk your talk, people listen
German Proverb

One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar
Helen Keller

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process
of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life
to be congruent with those most important things

Stephen Covey

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally,
and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures
Warren G. Bennis

In the past a leader was a boss. Today's leaders must be partners with their people ...
they no longer can lead solely based on positional power
Ken Blanchard

Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united
with faith in his justice
George Washington Goethals

If you are going to help people reach their potential,
they need to be recognised and rewarded. Everyone needs that

Jacqueline Norcel

The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people
to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability
Fred A. Manske Jr

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it
Marian Anderson

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and
become more, you are a leader
John Quincy Adams

Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it
Raymond Chandler

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share
of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit
Author Unknown

Leaders aren't born, they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work
Vince Lombardi

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;
leadership is defined by results not attributes
Peter F. Drucker

There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them,
and that's not training them and keeping them

Zig Ziglar

The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers ...
Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership
Gary Wills

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality
Warren Bennis

To be successful in business, you have to be going somewhere,
and everyone in the company has to know where it is.
That's a basic rule, a higher law, but most companies miss it.
They miss the fact that you have a much better chance
of winning if everyone knows what it takes to win
Jack Stack

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune
Author Unknown

Leadership is demonstrated at the moment of need.
You learn to be a leader by acting, by doing
Carlos Ghosn

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.
But if you must be without one, be without the strategy

Norman Schwarzkopf

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart,
than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership
are expressed, ultimately, in its practice

Max DePree

People don't mind being challenged to do better if they
know the request is coming from a caring heart

Ken Blanchard

Leadership is simply an energy that mobilizes people and moves them
Doug Firebaugh

People have a reservoir of talent worth discovering.
They just have to be given the opportunity to discover it in themselves
Ricardo Semler

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way
John C. Maxwell

Managers help people see themselves as they are;
Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are

Jim Rohn

Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I'll remember.
Involve me, and I'll learn
Marla Jones

True leaders always practice the three R's:
Respect for self
Respect for others
Responsibility for all their actions
Author Unknown

If you want to lead, first learn how to follow
Rick Beneteau

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement,
to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such
Joe Klock

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

Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen,
well-timed, sincere words of praise.
They're absolutely free and worth a fortune
Sam Walton

The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision.
Vision is the perfume of the mind
Harriet Rubin

A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear,
who has you see what you don't want to see,
so you can be who you have always known you could be
Tom Landry

A truly successful leader in any business or organisational endeavour
is exemplified in their ability to galvanise and engage
the support of their greatest asset . . . people
Keith Ready

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station,
who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under
a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism
Charles M. Schwab

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily,
even if you had no title or position
Author Unknown

It all comes down to this:
If you want one year of happiness, grow grain
If you want 10 years of happiness, grow trees
If you want 100 years of happiness, grow people
Harvey Mackay

It is wonderful when the people believe in their leader:
but it is more wonderful when the leader believes in the people
Author Unknown

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done,
because he wants to do it
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers - not their minds
Author Unknown

The task of a leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been
Henry Kissinger

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument,
debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand

General Colin Powell

You do not lead by hitting people over the head, that's assault, not leadership
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions
Harold S. Geneen

A leader takes people where they want to go.
A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be
Rosalynn Carter

The most successful leader of all is the one who sees another picture not yet actualised
Mary Parker Follett

Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.
If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish

Sam Walton

It is wonderful when the people believe in their leader:
but it is more wonderful when the leader believes in the people!
Author Unknown

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