Explore the value of Leadership
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
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
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
The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
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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...
My HeroSubmitted by Kay.B
MY HERO My hero is my mom because she never gives up, takes on the responsibility of three kids, and teaches me that I can be independent. She got a divorce and had a heart attack and survived it. Here are some reasons why my mom is my hero; first, she never gives up. When we were in Illinois we were struggling...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Leadership’
Olivia PetersSubmitted by Leanne Habeck
A caring individual, a positive leader, and a great friend. This is Olivia Peters. She does so much for others, and loves to help out her community. She is a leader as an FFA officer, as the President of the FBLA club, as the Vice President of the Student Council, as a member of the Leo’s Club, and as an...
Rayme NSubmitted by Tracey D Crocker
Lifetime of Service Random acts of kindness, a sudden epiphany or a midlife conversion define so many of our acts of charity. Even amongst those serving in not-for-profit charities, in time many become hardened to the brokenness and pain life sometime brings others. However, there are those few exceptional...
Lorenca HernandezSubmitted by Diego Serrano
There are alot of heroes in this world we just don't recognize them. There are two types of heroes , the ones with superpowers and the daily life ones. My grandma is one of them. My first trait that I describe my grandma as a hero is her being motivating. Whenever I go to mexico I always see my grandma motivating...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO THY BEST
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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