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.
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
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.
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
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
John F. Kennedy
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Personal Stories About ‘Leadership’
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...
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...
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’
Stephen R. CoveySubmitted by Vasile Stoica
Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational...
Nate SchimmelSubmitted by Jana
Nate is the most passionate, determined, caring, live life to the fullest individual I have ever met. He embodies all the characteristics of a hero. He started a nonprofit that raises funds for fellowships for wounded veterans, Big Red Challenge, and is constantly empowering and motivating others to follow their...
Carol WSubmitted by Zachary J.E. Payne
Carol Weaver is a motivation to every student who ever had the opportunity to learn from her. A school administrator and teacher for over forty years, countless people have been changed by her spunky, energetic, and quirky personality. When I met her I was a shy, quiet, self-hating person; seriously depressed...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CLASS AND GRACE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO YOUR PART
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO THY BEST
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