One of the many misunderstandings that people have about management is that they equate it to leadership. You manage processes, but you lead people. For Friday Filosophy #2016-15, some thoughts about leadership, from leaders.
Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.
To add value to others, one must first value others.
Before you can be of any value to anyone else you must be of value to yourself.
The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are no office hours for leaders.
Cardinal J. Gibbons
When people talk, listen completely.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is don’t, his aim fulfilled, they will say we did it ourselves.
The time is now.