Everyone is a leader. It does not matter if you are the CEO or a large company or the mother of a child. All of us practice everyday leadership.
Everyday, leading other people evolves in our life experiences in ways that we may not realize. Sometimes we may not remember our leadership of other people. In fact, we may forget a moment of influence completely, however, those we have helped or encouraged never forget our actions. Our moment of leadership may create an unforgettable event in the life of someone.
Leading other people is an everyday event. It is something that we all do in one way or another. Drew Dudley has some interesting thoughts on “everyday leadership!”
“There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple, and useful life.”— Booker T. Washington
“He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” — Henry Ward Beecher
“Max DePree popularized the idea that leadership is an art. So much of what a leader does cannot be objectively measured. To reduce leadership to a set of algorithms is to remove it from its context; to ignore the complexities, the contradictions, and the possibilities. Artists must deal with uncertainty, contradictions and diversity almost by definition. Leaders need to have this capacity.”— Michael McKinney
“Leadership is getting people to work for you when they are not obligated.”— Fred Smith
“Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil – the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.”— William George Jordan
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”— Margaret Mead
“My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”— General Montgomery
“High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”— George Orwell