What is leadership? Leadership quotes – 3

What is leadership? – Searching for a definition (Part 3)

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Leadership requires harnessing the energy and efforts of a group of individuals so that their outlook is advanced from an unremarkable Point A to a very desirable Point B — from bad to good, slow to fast, red to black. During that process, leadership manifests in projecting your expertise in a way that gains the confidence of others. Ultimately, leadership becomes about trust — when that confidence inspires them to align their vision and level of commitment for the betterment of the company.Phil Blair, president, Manpower Staffing Services
For me, leadership is an act — a decision to take a stand, or step, in order to encourage, inspire or motivate others to move with you. What’s more, the most effective leaders do not rely on their title, or positional power, to lead. Rather, their ability to use their own personal power combined with their use of strategic influence are what make them effective.Kendra Coleman, consultant, Sheppard Moscow
Leadership is the ability to take an average team of individuals and transform them into superstars. The best leader is the one who inspires his workers to achieve greatness each and every day.Jonas Falk, CEO, OrganicLife
Leadership is actions committed by a person or group that produce an output or result. It simply helps people to get things done. It is not based on position in a hierarchy.Robert Preziosi, professor and former chairman of management, Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga School of Business
Leadership is the collective action of everyone you influence. Your behavior — your actions and your words — determines how you influence. Our job as leaders is to energize whatever marshals action within others.David Casullo, president, Bates Communications
Leadership is the ability to inspire motivation in others to move toward a desirable vision. While management is focused on tasks, leadership is focused on the person. All in all, the best leadership drives change and long-lasting motivation.Josh Kuehler, president, Internal Consistency
Leadership is simply causing other people to do what the leaders want. Good leadership, whether formal or informal, is helping other people rise to their full potential while accomplishing the mission and goals of the organization. All members of an organization who are responsible for the work of others have the potential to be good leaders, if properly developed.Bob Mason, founder, RLM Planning and Leadership
Leadership is employing your skills and knowledge, leveraged by your attitude to get the results you desire. Philip Gafka, founder, LEAP Associates

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Paul Navamani

Sri Lanka Chapter Mentor for Business Seva/Partners Worldwide | Trainer for Experiential Learning. >> Join me on a journey as we explore leadership, various theories about leadership, leadership styles, case studies, leadership development techniques and practical applications of leadership in the 21st Century