There is one thing everybody deserves in life: recognition. In fact, the smallest amount of recognition can leave an imprint on someone that lasts forever. Helen P. Mrosla, a teaching nun, wrote a story of an experience that shows just how powerful recognition can be. Here is her story, taken from the book Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan, pages 44 – 46.
It’s Election Day. Time to vote. And your vote counts. It really does. Even more important, it’s your patriotic duty, so be sure to vote.
But did you know every day is Election Day for your life? Each day you get a chance to vote, and your choices count a lot! In fact, it’s your duty to vote every day if you want to lead your life successfully. Otherwise, you will lose the election of your life.
Wondering what issues you should vote on? Here are three traits of a good leader that you can vote for in your own life.
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on April 18, 2016.
Great leaders ask great questions—have you ever wondered why? Do great leaders intentionally develop the art of asking great questions because they know it’s an essential leadership skill or do people who learn to ask great questions eventually become great leaders? Honestly, the best leaders don’t get tangled up in this debate. They just know asking great questions is a powerful leadership tool.
Who doesn’t love a good leadership quote? Good leadership quotes inspire us. They challenge us. Most importantly, they move us to action.
But have you ever considered what makes one leadership quote better than another? It’s focus. Average leadership quotes are me-focused while great leadership quotes are others-focused.
With this in mind, here are 10 great leadership quotes that focus on serving and empowering others.
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15 Outstanding Leadership Quotes
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu
“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” —Max DePree
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” —Peter Drucker