Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Art of Leadership

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it" - Dwight Eisenhower

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” - John C. Maxwell

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be" - Rosalynn Carter

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucker

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall" - Stephen Covey

The bible in Matthew 15:14 (NKJV) tell us that "... if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.". Thus, make sure you choose or be a good leader!

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Anonymous said...

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucke

The quality of the thing being done also important..Leader doesnt mean can ask people do the right thing,Hitler is the example.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Anonymous,
I agree that doing the right thing is utmost important. That's why we ought to choose to follow a good leader or be one if one qualify to be a good one.

"History is filled with lopsided leaders who neglected the free wisdom available in the wise sayings of great men."

Thanks for adding your insightful views. Best Wishes.