12 Keys to Effective Leadership
What makes an effective leader? What creates effective leadership skills?
Harry Truman once said, “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
This video shows twelve keys for the development of effective leadership!
Effective Leadership Quotes
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” — General Douglas MacArthur
“Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers. We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and of tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are men of the heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers. Strange as it sounds, great leaders gain authority by giving it away.”— Admiral James B. Stockdale
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”— General Colin Powell
“I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.” — Warren Bennis
“Leadership is intentional influence.” — Michael McKinney
“The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers. … Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership. — Gary Will Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders
“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” — Henry Peter Brougham, The Present State of Law, 1828
“A leader is one who influences a specific group of people to move in a God-given direction. — J. Robert Clinton
“All Leadership is influence.” — John C. Maxwell Injoy, Inc.
“Now there are five matters to which a general must pay strict heed. The first of these is administration; the second, preparedness; the third, determination; the fourth, prudence; and the fifth, economy.” — Wu Ch’i (430-381 BC)
“You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” — Sam Rayburn