Daily Leadership Message
LEADER: starts a parade by persuading people to follow him in the right direction.
MANAGER: serves the parade by making sure the marchers have enough water along the way.
POLITICIAN: jumps in front of the parade (pretending like it was his idea) while taking credit for the water being delivered by the manager.
GOOD POLITICIAN: clears traffic for the parade and picks up the empty water bottles.
GREAT POLITICIAN:(see “Leader” above).
One smile, can start a friendship.
One word, can end a fight.
One look, can save a relationship.
One person can change your life.
I have weaknesses,
I make mistakes,
and I experience sadness;
but I learn from all these things and they make me a better person.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Thank you to every person who has ever told me I can’t. You are just another reason I will.
It’s not about having the skill to do something. It’s about having the will, desire and commitment to be your best.
Start every day with a new hope, leave bad memories behind and have faith for a better tomorrow.
Don’t fear failure. Believe in yourself and create your own destiny.
Never let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present!
Every struggle you had in your life shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times they can only make you stronger
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.”
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” –George Addair
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
If a Leader’s Influence results in an Advantageous Outcome the Virtuous Leader does not bask in the ensuing praise—he passes it on in full measure to the Group Members regardless of how little he thinks they did (in comparison to him) to pull it off. Likewise, the Virtuous Leader fully accepts the entire blame if the Outcome is unwanted, regardless of whose actual fault it was. Success belongs to the Group, but Failure is the burden that a Virtuous Leader must bear alone. This is the Leadership Principle of Pass Praise/Take Blame.
Because Pass Praise/Take Blame is contrary to human nature it is very difficult to apply, particularly under periods of high stress and limited visibility. Yet it is absolutely critical to what a Virtuous Leader is and what he does. Even though it is the hard-wired desire of every man to retain praise and pass blame, no man will follow another man for long who tries to Lead that way.