What Can A Leader Learn From An Artist?

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What-Can-A-Leader-Learn-From-An-ArtistHave you ever asked this question, “What can a leader learn from an artist?”

Artists can give organizations some great insights on the recruiting and training of  leaders.  Gianpiero Petriglieri, associate professor at INSEAD, explains what we can all learn from artists.

Leadership Quotes

“Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers.” — Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus, Visa

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” — John Kenneth Galbraith

“If a rhinoceros were to enter this restaurant now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I should be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever.” — G.K. Chesterton to Alexander Woollcott

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” — Henry Kissinger

“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.” — Peter Drucker

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” — John Buchan

“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

“The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest.” — Hesiod 8th Century BC Greek poet

“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

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