BC: "Being a leader may seem very complicated. There are hundreds of traits that are assigned to leaders, there are outlines and schemes for leader-worthy behaviour, there are other leaders you will be compared to, you will be constantly judged and criticized... however, none of that matters if you truly believe in what you are doing. If you have a vision and a mission to fulfill in your lifetime... if you love people and want to help them... if you are willing to have integrity, to be open and honest, to lead by example... you will be a great leader. Snezhana Dmitryuk"
FC: [lee-der-ship] | "...the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group" | Journal by Snezhana Dmitryuk
1: The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. Dwight D. Eisenhower | All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. John Kenneth Galbraith | Vision Integrity Dedication Creativity Fairness Courage Assertiveness
2: I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. Mohandas Gandhi | The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader | I believe that the capacity that any organization needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed. Margaret J. Wheatley | If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
3: The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. Warren G. Bennis | Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker
4: Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever | Companies with best leadership development programs: Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Unilever, Nestle, UPS, Wal-Mart, IBM, IKEA... | As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. Bill Gates | Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. Omar N. Bradley
5: How Muhammad Yunus always cared for the end receivers of his services... how Nelson Mandela never gave up... how Gandhi led his country to freedom... how Martin Luther Kind Jr. advocated non-violence... how Walt Disney ignited his employees with his passion... how John D. Rockefeller used his wealth to found universities and back medical research... these are just some examples of authentic leadership