Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.
Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
There is a profound difference between information and meaning.
The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.
The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective.
Unlike top management at Enron, exemplary leaders reward dissent. They encourage it. They understand that, whatever momentary discomfort they experience as a result of being told they might be wrong, it is more than offset by the fact that the information will help them make better decisions.
A passion for continual learning, a refined, discerning ear for the moral and ethical consequences of their actions, and an understanding of the purposes of work and human organisations
Learning to be an effective leader is no different than learning to be an effective person. And that's the hard part
Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.
Leaders know the importance of having someone in their lives who will unfailingly and fearlessly tell them the truth.
The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.
That is the key challenge facing management today; change is the only constant.
Leaders should always expect the very best of those around them. They know that people can change and grow.
You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future.
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