Leadership is About Influence - Not Authority
"Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress." ~Richard Branson
Great leaders don't set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It's never about the role – It's always about the goal.
“It’s amazing how much you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John Maxwell
A boss has the title. A leader has the people. ~ Simon Sinek
"Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business. It’s as simple as that." Richard Branson
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
"Culture is more important than vision. Some leaders have great vision, but have created a toxic culture where that vision will never happen." ~ Phil Cooke
- A toxic culture cannot take root without a fertile ground. The symptoms cannot survive without a support network.
If you don't show appreciation to those that deserve it, they'll learn to stop doing the things you appreciate.
"Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say." ~Andy Stanley
A bad boss can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee and the remainder to lose all motivation.