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Zen Master's picture

Why leaders need quiet time

"Others inspire us,
information feeds us,
practice improves our performance,
but we need quiet time to figure things out,
to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers."
Ester Buchholz

And time spent in The Leadership hub reading, reviving and reflecting, is part of that quiet time. But, don't forget to contribute, too. You need to test those 'original answers' with other people to reality check them. That's what The Hub is for, too.

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Martin Luther King on Servant Leadership

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve...
You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.
And you can be that servant."
- Dr. Martin Luther King

More on servant leadership here:   

Wikipedia definition of servant leadership

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Muhammad Ali on Servant Leadership

“Service to others
is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.”
- Muhammad Ali

Phil Dourado's picture

The three measures you need to run a company

“If I had to run a company on three measures, those measures would be customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and cash flow.”
Jack Welch, former CEO of GE.

(Quote taken from my notes of his keynote interview at European Customer Management World in London).

Anonymous's picture

The right word!

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. - Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910)

Just joined the Hub and will be lurking, to the best of my ability given the short amount of free time I will have. As I discover more I will join various groups and start to engage with others so far so good!

Phil Dourado's picture

The Leadership we so badly need

How do you manage superiors-bosses, regulators, associates, customers?

Dee Hock

“The obvious question…always erupts. How do you manage superiors-bosses, regulators, associates, customers? The answer is equally obvious. You cannot. But can you understand them? Can you persuade them? Can you motivate them? Can you disturb them, influence them, forgive them? Can you set them an example? Eventually the proper word will emerge. Can you lead them?

Phil Dourado's picture

Who are you? In six words or less

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in six words and eventually sent this in to the magazine that challenged him to do it:

For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

Isn't that evocative, sad, moving, all in just six words?

It's prompted a couple of people since then to use this 'six-word' exercise to focus you sharply on how you see yourself - who you are and how you lead.

Phil Dourado's picture

Purpose and Motivation

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea"
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince

Phil Dourado's picture

Alan Alda, the Curious Leader

Alan AldaThere are people designated as 'leaders' in organizations - the CEO and the top bosses usually. There's the politician as 'leader'. And then there are people out there, in the culture, without a formal position in a hierarchy, who never call themselves a 'leader' but people follow them. They set agendas, make us think differently.