When we as leaders get in the bad habit of thinking that other people are there to support our success, we're actually not leaders, we're tyrants. Only until we go through the emotional, psychological, and spiritual transformation to realize our role is to serve others, do we deserve to be called a leader.- Dee Hock, Founder and Chairman of Visa
Dr. Bernard Bull satirically presents 15 teaching practices that inhibit a student’s ability to remember what was taught to them.
Whatever your culture, your values, your guiding principles, you have to take steps to inculcate them in the organization early in life so that they can guide every decision, every hire, every strategic objective you set. Whether you are the CEO or a lower level employee, the single most important thing you do at work each day is communicate your values to others.- Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
In a relationship built upon authority, the follower would probably prefer to be yelled at or written up than to have disappointed the leader. And rest assured: The follower is not going to want to disappoint the leader again any time soon. That, folks, is the most powerful form of human motivation on the planet.- James C. Hunter, "The Word's Most Powerful Leadership Principle"
In the old days, he who knew the most about the company's technologies or was the best manager got to be king. Not so anymore. You now regularly see top executives of fortune 500 companies switching industries... in fact, many excellent organizations these days are "hiring for character, training for skill."- James C. Hunter, "The Word's Most Powerful Leadership Principle"
[Seven years ago, I used to defined leadership as] the skill of influencing people to enthusiastically work towards goals identified as being for the common good. [Now I define leadership as] the skills of influencing people to enthusiastically work toward goals identified as being for the common good, with character that inspires confidence.- James C. Hunter, "The Word's Most Powerful Leadership Principle"
Knowing that life isn’t always about results is easy to know but hard to live out. In this article, I explore recent events that are leading me to challenge my need to prove myself to others and challenge myself to live motivated intrinsically by my core values and beliefs.