The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.