Leadership Quotes

Posted: February 12, 2008 in Leadership

“To be decisive and proactive, we often need to act long before we’re convinced we’re doing the right thing.  Effective managers are labeled effective, not necessarily because of the number of correct decisions they make, but because they can make decisions, period.”

-Arleen LaBella & Dolores Leach

 “At its core, leadership involves movement either of people or ideas.  Inherent in movement is change.  And every effective leader needs to recognize that things do not remain the same.  Not ever.”

-John Baldoni

  1. Tom says:

    I like the second quote a lot. I don’t agree with the first one though, at least not the second half of it. Depending on definition of “convinced”, probably not the first part either. 😛

    I know a lot of people who are really good at making decisions — bad decisions — and I wouldn’t consider them as “effective managers”. I’m not saying every decision has to be right, but the majority of decisions had better be if I’m going to consider someone effective.

    I think we must be convinced we’re doing the right thing — the right thing based on God’s directing, leading, and calling, not on my understanding, belief, wisdom, or the opinion of those being led. To take a course of action simply because God says so.

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