As we state on our homepage: throughout history, the greatest leaders have procured counsel from specialists, confidants and seasoned advisors, and we too look elsewhere, everywhere, for inspiration, wisdom and input for optimal delivery of our solutions and expertise.
So here are 7+ quotes which we believe every leader should include in their tool belt...
“Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.” – Steve Jobs
It is all about people. How you as a person interact with other people. How you as a person motivate people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. How you get the best out of your team for the good of the whole: from personal fulfilment and motivation to personal and business successes. It’s all interlinked.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”– Winston Churchill
You hired someone for a reason, follow through on your instincts and let them stumble and shine and stumble and shine. Churchill did also say: Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." - Michael John Bobak
It is ok to ask for input, especially as a leader. No man is an island, and if you are willing to ask for help you might stretch your ability to think in new and different ways which could also bring up new angles and solutions.
Which also leads us to the next one...
“Change is the only constant” – Heraclitus
If you are not on your toes ready to face and embrace what or who comes at you, how can you lead a team towards something?
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn
Make sure the habits are healthy! Poor practices, protocols and procedures are fatal for personal and corporate successes.
"Opportunities don't happen. You create them." - Chris Grosser
Don’t sit around and wait for the next big thing. Encourage your people, and yourself, to believe in their ideas, their observations, themselves. Encourage them to be trendsetters.
“Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team”- John C. Maxwell
How about: … a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a BIG dream and a potentially GREAT team but their potential isn’t released properly?
Executive Coaching can enhance your leadership skills. Help you get the most out of your tool belt. Sitting at the top of the corporate ladder can be a lonely experience if you don’t embrace or have the ability to embrace those around you. Being self-aware and embracing others is an essential strategy not just for success, but in managing the stress that comes with the job.
Why not give it a try? The initial consultation is free. Call now: 0203 8000 885