This is just one tidbit from a wealth of insight by Jeffrey Gitomer in his wonderful book, Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Book of Leadership – The 12.5 Strengths of responsible, reliable, remarkable leaders that create results, rewards, and resilience. It is a perfect book that is easy to read, easy to review, and easy to share. Here are a few more tidbits you might enjoy:
“Manage yourself. . . Lead Others.” There is a definite difference between a manager and a leader and it is also true that a leader can be a manager, but mentally it is best to choose one. I choose leader.
“It’s not morale; it’s attitude. Many leaders look at it backward. They say, “We have a morale problem.” Morale is not a problem. Morale is a symptom.”
“Are you a leader or a coach? YES!”
“To be a great leader of people–inspire them to follow you, not your rules.”
I have had management positions most of my life, but my goal has always been to be a good leader. I feel that I have done that for the most part, and yet I am always learning more.
“Not All Readers Are Leaders, But All Leaders Are Readers.” — Harry S Truman
Spread Some Joy Today–by knowing how to create joy in yourself, do it on purpose, and do it as often as possible.