10 Leaders' Observations



Charles Handy observed, "It is one of the paradoxes of success that the things and ways which got you there are seldom those things that keep you there." He of course is right.


Lao Tzu observed, “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.” He of course is right.


Darcy Eikenberg observed, "A leader is someone who has the clarity to know the right things to do, the confidence to know when she's wrong and the courage to do the right things even when they're hard." She of course is right.


Fr. Richard Rohr observed. "Only vulnerable people change. Only vulnerable people change others. “ He of course is right.


Colin Powell observed, “… don't expect to always be great. Disappointments, failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem, let's go and get it’” He of course is right.



Rabbi Jonathan Sacks observed, “That where what we want to do meets what needs to be done, that is where God wants us to be.” He of course is right.


Kathryn Minshew observed, "You know, as most entrepreneurs do, that a company is only as good its people. The hard part is actually building the team that will embody your company culture and propel you forward." She of course is right.


Joseph Grenny observed, “The health of a relationship, team or organization is a function of the average time lag between identifying and discussing problems.” He of course is right.


Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes observed, “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.” She of course is right.


Seth Godin observed, “A leader transforms a lot of 'me's into 'us'.” He of course is right.


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