15 posts categorized "Leadership"

January 27, 2015

You are a leader if...

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” 

John Quincy Adams 

Emotional Intelligence defined...Goleman

"Emotional intelligence is our capacity for recognizing and managing our own feelings and for recognizing and managing emotions well in our relationships with others."

Under the guidance of an Emotionally Intelligent leader...

“Under the guidance of an Emotionally Intelligent leader, people feel a mutual comfort level.  They share ideas, learn from one another, make decisions collaboratively, and get things done.”

Daniel Goleman

January 05, 2015

“You can’t start building a bridge in the middle...

“You can’t start building a bridge in the middle and if you want someone else to take the first step, YOU need to start building it from THEIR side.”
Richard Rohr

April 03, 2009

The activity of influencing people to cooperate

"Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate toward some goal which they come to find desireable."

- Ordway Tead

June 06, 2008

Sensitivity requires a willingness to listen

"Sensitivity to others is no trivial skill; rather, it is a truly precious human ability. But it isn't complex: it requires receptiveness to other people and a willingness to listen."

James Kouzes and Barry Posner

February 09, 2007

Leadership is a concept we often resist

“Leadership” is a concept we often resist.  It seems immodest, even self-aggrandizing, to think of ourselves as leaders.  But if it is true that we are made for community, then leadership is everyone’s vocation, and it can be an evasion to insist that it is not.  When we live in the close-knit ecosystem called community, everyone follows and everyone leads.

Parker Palmer

December 01, 2005

The prerequisite for leadership

"Whether your role is to lead others or simply to lead yourself, acutely understanding what you are feeling and perceiving is the prerequisite to understanding what others think and feel."

Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer

December 10, 2004

Find out where he is and start there

“When one is to succeed in leading a person to a certain place, one must above all take care to find out where he is and start there."

Soren Kierkegaard

October 23, 2004

An environment of supportive conflict

“The whole business starts with ideas, and we’re convinced that ideas come out of an environment of supportive conflict, which is synonymous with appropriate friction.”
Michael Eisner
CEO and Chairman of Disney