The deeper your relationship with others, the more effective will be your leadership. People will not follow you if they do not trust you, and before someone will lend you a hand, you must first touch their heart. Robin Sharma
Power flows to the man who knows how. Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
Take the emotional temperature of those listening to you. Facial expressions, voice inflection and posture give clues to a person’s mood and attitude.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
I’ve never found an important decision made by a great organisation that was made at a point of unanimity. Significant decisions carry risks and inevitably some will oppose it. In these settings, the great legislative leader must be artful in handling uncomfortable decisions, and this requires rigour.
Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business. Mark Sanborn
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.
- Effective Leadership is not about Making Speeches or Being Liked (lifehack.org)
- 3 Characteristics of a True Sales Leader (blogs.salesforce.com)
- Leadership in a Crisis – How To Be a Leader (smartleadershipblog.wordpress.com)