Are leaders born or made? This is a false dichotomy – leaders are neither born nor made. Leaders choose to be leaders.
To become servant leaders, executives need to take three steps: building relationships of trust, setting up win-win performance agreements, and then being a source of help.
But I kept thinking about it. I really went inside myself and began to ask, ‘Do I have the power to choose my response?
But how do you love when you don't love? My friend, love is a verb. Love—the feeling—is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her. Are you willing to do that?
Employers and business leaders need people who can think for themselves - who can take initiative and be the solution to problems.
You have control over three things: what you think, what you say, and how you behave. To make a change in your life, you must recognize these gifts are the most powerful tools you possess in shaping the form of your life. —SONYA FRIEDMAN.
True effectiveness is a function of two things: that which is produced (the golden eggs), and the producing asset or capacity to produce (the goose).
The average family spends 30 hours in front of a television, and they say they don't have the time to have a balanced, integrated life.
If you wait to be acted upon, you will be acted upon. And growth and opportunity consequences attend either road.
The spirit of America has nurtured responsibility and community unlike any other country.
Integrity also means avoiding any communication that is deceptive, full of guile, or beneath the dignity of people. A lie is any communication with intent to deceive, according to one definition of the word. Whether we communicate with words or behavior, if we have integrity, our intent cannot be to deceive.
The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.
A thousand-mile journey begins with the first step and can only be taken one step at a time.
When we set and achieve goals that are in our Center of Focus, we maximize the use of our time and effort. Interestingly, we find that as we do this over time, our Circle of Influence automatically increases. We find positive ways to influence more people and circumstances.
The purpose of teaching is learning and learning is changed behavior.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.
The Personality Ethic tells me I could take some kind of dramatic action—shake.
The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there──shared vision and values.
As Eleanor Roosevelt observed, No one can hurt you without your consent. In the words of Gandhi, They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.
For me, the essence of the great American Dream is spiritual. I believe that our Constitution is inspired and that it is based on principles that are timeless and universal. This is the reason why 95% of all written constitutions throughout the world are modeled after our Constitution.
Your planning tool should be your servant, never your master.
We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.
Whenever someone in our family, even one of the younger children, takes an irresponsible position and waits for someone else to make things happen or provide a solution, we tell them, Use your R and I! (resourcefulness and initiative).
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
But the greatest opportunities and boundless accomplishments of the Knowledge Worker Age are reserved for those who master the art of we.
At the height of maturity, there is no difference between knowledge and sentiment.
To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
One of the most important variables in whether an enterprise remains great lies in a simple question: what is the truth about the inner motivations, character, and ambition of those who hold power? Their.
My experience has been that there are times to teach and times not to teach. When relationships are strained and the air charged with emotion, an attempt to teach is often perceived as a form of judgment and rejection.
It's not enough to dream. It's not enough to try. It's not enough to set goals or climb ladders. It's not enough to value. The effort has to be based on practical realities that produce the result. Only then can we dream, set goals, and work to achieve them with confidence.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence.
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do, he observed. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
Too much focus on PC is like a person who runs three or four hours a day, bragging about the extra ten years of life it creates, unaware he's spending them running.
No management success can compensate for failure in leadership.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.
Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.
Only if network marketers manage themselves effectively can they go on to managing their teams effectively.
Search your own heart with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life.
When man created the mirror, he began to lose his soul. He became more concerned with his image than with his self.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Writing distills, crystallizes, and clarifies thought and helps break the whole into parts.
People who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done.