Explore the value of Leadership
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew.
First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, [President George Washington] was second to none in humble and enduring scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding; his example was edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example everlasting.
Henry Lee III
I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.
Stephen R. Covey
Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.
Mark A. Clement
John F. Kennedy
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Personal Stories About ‘Leadership’
My Mentor And My FriendSubmitted by Anonymous
Before I starting working for the Department of Building and Safety I worked for a homebuilder and would go to the Department to get building permits. That is how I met Dale. Dale is the Senior Plans Examiner for the Department and when he had a job opening in his section he encouraged me to apply for it. I was...
A Drum Major Of True InspirationSubmitted by Anonymous
In any group or team, there are always leaders that encourage everyone to keep on persevering during difficult times. In the marching band that I am currently in, we have an assistant drum major named Angela, and she is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. The summer going into my freshman...
LeadershipSubmitted by Tyron
Leadership As I sit in geography class talking about racism, violence, and segregation around the world I think about one man who had really changed the world and stopped segregation. That man’s name is Martin Luther King Jr. He was known for his many great speeches like “I Have a Dream” and “I’ve Been to the...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Leadership’
Barbara McNamaraSubmitted by shannon.m.mcnamara.1
Who can be considered a hero? In my eyes, a hero is someone who inspires you to better yourself. My mother, Barb, is my best friend and my hero. She has molded me into the person I am today. She is such a selfless person. She saves lives every day and cares so much for everyone!
Miranda LSubmitted by Tom Lynch
Miranda Lynch is 15 years old. She was 13 when she first stepped foot in Nzinga, South Africa, a small, rural Zulu village of mud hits, high AIDS rates, and poverty that constituted the low end of the world's highest income inequality. After spending six days of her "vacation" working in schools and orphanages in...
Orrin HSubmitted by Kate Parks
I'm blown away by someone who's doing the hardest job of all--trying to reach kids and put them on the right track. I taught school, so I know. Kids hear you. But do they listen? This man, Orrin Hudson, is MAKING them listen! I've seen him in action. He works up a sweat, putting his heart and soul into...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
True leader is enable to lead him/herself well.
Peou Lun, Cambodia
Leadership creates action out of intention.
Bob C., Pig's Knuckle, AR
"Great Leaders make followers into Great Leaders."
Elmer J Carreño , Jersey city, N.J
In order to lead, others must follow. I won't follow anyone who takes credit, but not blame.
Anyone can be placed in a Leadership position... but that doesn't necessarily make them the Leader. True Leaders are granted Leadership by those that TRUST them.
Gerald T., UpState NY
Leadership is influencing others toward a better future.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
A leader is not one who jumps at a chance to be first, a Leader is one who jumps at the chance to give everything in their power to guide others through problems whether those same problems be thick or thin.
Logan, Kent, Washington
True leaders are not those who strive to be first, but are first to strive and give it their all to envision the power of the team. By the strength of the leader, the power of the pack is unleashed.
Stephen P., Syracuse
I have come to learn that those in leadership positions are not necessarily leaders and those in subordinate positions are not necessarily subordinate; but it is those who can envision, construct and model behaviors that change the world who are real leaders.
Ken R., Hampstead
Leadership is like a battlefield. You have to fight for it.
Fir :), Pennsylvania
Leadership is "Guiding Intent with Integrity"
E Net Arch, San Francisco
A good leader respects those with whom s/he works, fosters participation, growth, loves the people and genuinely shows respect for the people they lead. A leader listens to advice of others and stands by decisions. But when wrong, readily admits mistakes, learns and acknowledges errors. And good leader stands faithful to core values that should be followed without exception regardless of the outcome.
Dave H, SC
True leadership starts from the bottom, learns the structure, motivates others, and leads by example.
Darlene, Cleveland, Ohio
Real leadership manifests itself in the person who motivates a follower to do something s/he would not ever do in the absence of the leader, and GREAT leadership moves that follower to do virtually anything the leader asks, to the extent that self becomes secondary to both the follower AND the leader. And, when acting in that context, combining those actions with a noble and ethical objective, civilization moves forward and all of humanity benefits from a reinforcement of decency.
Steve (Roto) T., Bristow, VA
Leadership is when ordinary people achieve extraordinary results.
Hunter C., Bonita Springs, FL