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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.

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

Muhammad Ali on Servant Leadership

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

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).

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!

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?

Alan Alda, the Curious Leader

There 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.

Do you have a great leadership quote to share?

Quotes!Today we launched the Quotes section of The Leadership Hub.

Many members of The Hub post fantasticly inspiring quotes.  These tend to get lost in the plethora of other information on the site.

To help with this we've introduced the 'Leadership Quotes' section.  Quotes will appear randomly in the right hand side.  If you feel you need more inspiration click on more and you will be given a list of all quotes within the Hub.

Darwin and Leadership

The BBC has now had three, at my count, TV programs/programmes on Darwin and his legacy, one presented by David Attenborough, one by Andrew Marr and a whole mini-series presented by a French biologist with such perfect English that you found yourself spending the whole time trying to catch some evidence of the evolution of his own language by listening for a hint, even a hint, of French mispronunciation. I didn't find any.

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