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Stop Making Rules, Leadership Needs More 'P' Words.


Are leaders born, bred, trained or created?  Here are leadership quotes to ponder. Some are mine .... others I picked up from those who are much wiser than I.

The letter "P" should be the first letter of the alphabet. Here are (phun) Proclamations phor People to Ponder. 

  • Use the "P" Triad for each decision: People, Purpose, Profit. - Michael Hartzell

To avoid getting stuck on rules, how about some principles? 

  • Principles before Rules. Progress before Perfection. - Michael Hartzell
  • The hurdles to success: Skill, Will. Training fixes one. Clarify Consequence of Choice for the other. - Michael Hartzell
  • Planning before moving Prevents Pathetic Performance. - Michael Hartzell
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight Eisenhower
  • Walls and barriers are simply tests for dedication and commitment.  Who?
  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • It is not enough to know, have the ability to communicate and teach. - Michael Hartzell
  • Go beyond the checklist, offer "Heart & Soul". - Michael Hartzell
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams
  • Without "Measures of Success", walking in fog is just as helpful. - Michael Hartzell
  • Take lessons from Bob in "What About Bob"
    • "Baby steps to the door, baby steps to the elevator..."
  • "Firm, Fair & Consistent" are not just poster lingo, they become a lighthouse for your team. - Michael Hartzell
  • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.  - Peter F. Drucker
  • Leadership of the team requires making decisions for the team first, before the individual.   - Michael Hartzell
  • Don't wait. Building it does not make them come. Make Unique Personal Invitations..... constantly.  - Michael Hartzell
  • The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. - Theodore M. Hesburgh
  • A successful leader gains willing cooperation from a group of people to accomplish a common goal.  - Michael Hartzell
  • Reading Poetry improves your marketing ability. - "Wizard of Ads"
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value. - Albert Einstein
  • Trust....  but always Verify. - Unknown
  • Things are not always as they appear. Pause & Ponder before response. - Michael Hartzell
  • Forward progress at any speed is better than standing still.  - proverb?
  • You did not become the expert at something with one of two tries. - Unknown
  • Just 'cause someone says its so don't make it so.  - Michael Hartzell
  • Five people agreeing does not mean its right or best.  - Michael Hartzell
  • The greater the idea, the more resistance it will receive. - unknown
  • Produce vs. Consume or pay the consequence. - Michael Hartzell
  • If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. - Isaac Newton
  • Invest to be "best" and be at war with: 'Acceptable Marginalism'. - Michael Hartzell
  • But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.  - Carl Sagan
  • “Knowledge Empowers so Learn & Teach” ™   -  Michael Hartzell
  • Think Locally, Act Personally. -  Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Because its hard does not mean we stop. It means we grease it, oil it... make it work.  - Michael Hartzell
  • It's always your next move.  - Napoleon Hill 
  • He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. - ALBERT EINSTEIN

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