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Mar 07, 2019 23:51:21

Findings on Leadership

by @renaui | 840 words | 🐣 | 17💌

René Nauheimer

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- Leaders don't look for recognition from others. Leaders look for others to recognize.

- Bad days don't make it a bad job. Good days don’t make it a good job. Like a relationship, it’s the general feeling we get when we think about our work, and not the excitement or stress on any particular day, that defines our fulfillment.

- Greatness is not born from one success. Greatness is born from persevering through the countless failed attempts that preceded.

- A movement exists only when people choose to work together in one direction. The leader's job is to inspire people to move.

- Leading is not the same as being a leader. Leading means others are willing to follow, not because they have to, but because they want to.

- Don't give to get. Give to inspire others to give.

- We can make up for lost money, but we can't make up for lost time.

- A follower with a vision is a leader. A leader without vision is a follower.

- Great leaders don't blame the tools they are given, they work to sharpen them.

- A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong.

- The confident asks questions to learn what will connect. The insecure just keep talking with the hope something will stick.

- Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more.

- Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there's room for improvement.

- Being human takes practice and hard work. Being inhuman, unfortunately, comes all too easy.

- If there are people who care, then there is hope. If hope is lost, then no one will care.

- A movement starts with a clear vision of a world different than the one we live in today.

- Our friends don’t love us for what we do. Our friends love us for who we are.

- Getting someone to work with us once is easy. Twice takes work. Inspiring them to work with us without asking starts with why.

- The greatest contribution of a leader is to make other leaders.

- Excitement comes from achievement. Fulfillment comes from the journey that got us there.

- Great leaders are idealists. They are optimists. They overestimate what we are capable of and inspire us to believe the same.

- Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We can forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome.

- We are not leading when we are in charge. We lead when we are willing to let others take charge.

- If we were good at everything, we’d have no need for each other.

- If we inspire people, they will give us more than we asked for. If we manipulate them, they will give us exactly what we paid for.

- Being right doesn't make us trustworthy. Being honest makes us trustworthy.

- If you don't understand people, you don't understand business.

- Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

- Trust is like love. Both parties have to feel it before it really exists.

- We take responsibility for our actions at the time we perform our actions, not at the time we get caught.

- When we are obsessed with the plan, we miss all the opportunities that exist off the plan.

- Systems and processes are essential to keep the crusade going, but they should not replace the crusade.

- Leadership is neither a rank nor a title. It is a choice. The choice to provide care and protection for those for whom we are responsible.

- True strength is the courage to admit our weaknesses.

- Anyone could be a leader if there was no cost. True leaders willingly pay a price, to sacrifice self-interest, to have the honor to lead.

- Confidence is believing you're good. Cockiness is believing you're better than anyone else. Leaders need to be confident, not cocky.

- Great leaders are those who trust their gut. They are those who understand the art before science. They win hearts before minds.

- Taking a job for the cash is not as important as taking a job for the joy.

- The goal of life is not to have our lives mean something to ourselves. The goal of life is to have our lives mean something to others.

- Average companies give their people something to work on. The most innovative organizations give their people something to work toward.

- The drive for order interrupts the beautiful chaos needed for creativity to thrive.

- The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.

- Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better.

- True leaders do not work to do better than anyone else, they work to do better than themselves. And that's what makes them better leaders.

- The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.

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    @renaui These are great. I identify a lot of them, some that I pursue to do, others where I find I need more focus.
    In the end, I would add one more: They are not there for you, you are there for them.

    Janne Koponen avatar Janne Koponen | Mar 08, 2019 07:41:17
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      @Arcticloon Ou that's a great one! I'll add this one to my list :)

      René Nauheimer avatar René Nauheimer | Mar 10, 2019 15:48:03
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