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Leadership Series 2: The Actions of a Leader



Part 2 of 3: The Actions Of A Leader

1. "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO

2. "Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy." – U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

3. "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives." – President Theodore Roosevelt

4. "What you do has far greater impact than what you say." — Stephen Covey, author, businessman and speaker

5. "Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality." – Warren G. Bennis, founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California

6. "To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence ... When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'" – Lao Tzu, philosopher

7. "A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit." – Arnold Glasow, humorist and author

8. "The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on." – Walter Lippmann, writer, reporter and political commentator

9. "The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been." –Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State

10. "Earn your leadership every day." – Michael Jordan, former NBA basketball player

11. "The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there." – John Buchan, novelist, historian and politician

12. "Make sure you're not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve...Figure out what's going on and make a plan to improve things." – Kenneth W. Thomas, author