myEXPRESSIONSofLEADERSHIP



“Jack, what I’ve learned from observing you about leadership is priceless.”

~Randall Krause (Encino, California)

What

is

Leadership?


“The

willingness

to confront

unequivocally

the

major

anxiety

of the people

in their time.”

~J. K. Galbraith

● #peace #humanity #love #leadership
● A better world for our children and our children’s children rests in the hands of those who do something today to bring it about.
● A humble leader rarely stumbles because their walk does their talking for them.
● A leader discovers and articulates the vision closely held in the people’s hearts.
● A leader does not distinguish the hand of the president from the hand of the pauper. She serves the needs of both! #humility
● A leader does not rule over people; that’s tyranny. A leader raises people up!
● A leader knows another’s gift(s) is every bit as good and certainly as much needed as their own. #humility #love
● A leader knows the proverbial glass is always full! Everyone and everything matter.
● A leader possesses the courage to stand against the status quo.
● A leader serves the people, even if all that’s left to give is an open heart.
● A leader who has no love for those they serve lacks the consummate courage to look beyond the fear they hold within.
● A leader whose vernacular includes the word ’employee’ is not leading.
● A leader will not judge; instead, their grace, strength, and wisdom will pierce the darkness with love.
● A leader without humility is not a leader.
● A leader’s first love is serving the wants, needs, dreams, and aspirations of others, not their own.
● A leader’s role is not to place oneself upon a pedestal but, rather, lift others within reach of dreams of their own.
● A peace that transcends time can only be found where love grows.
● A puff of wind can move a giant boulder if the time is right. Don’t overlook the little things you can do for another.
● A true leader clearly understands they cannot effectively lead until they first learn how to love.
● A vision is not a leader’s to give, only uncover.
● A visionary leader discovers and articulates the vision closely held in the people’s hearts.
● Abolish the hierarchical form of ‘leadership’ and you can rid the world of tyranny.
● Accept their differences.
● Adults need not lord over young people; instead, we can guide, coach, mentor, and lead them through compassion.
● Aeschylus knew of pain and suffering; he also knew putting the needs of another first largely mitigated its effect.
● Age-old question: Is leadership a matter of nature or nurture? Age-old answer: it’s ALWAYS a matter of love!
● All the answers lie right where you’d expect to find them. Within.
● An important lesson from our Native American friends: When leaders don’t lead, we walk away from them.
● Are you busy showing young people they matter or, through your indifference, are you demonstrating they really are not all that important?
● Are you concerned with power, or people?
● Are you feeding the person across the table so both are happy, or are you dying trying only to feed yourself? Serve one another.
● Are you listening to the young people? Do you have ears to hear?
● Are you reaching for YOUR dream, or lifting others within reach of THEIR dreams?
● Are you taking the credit, or giving it?
● Are you truly a leader? The answer rests in this question: ‘Are you the LIFT others need to fly on their own!?’
● As fear is assuaged, faith finds room to draw near. A leader finds the courage to take a stand, even if they must stand alone.
● As the leader, you can do one of two things: enhance the relationship, or diminish it.
● As you lead, are you too busy looking to really see?
● Ask from your heart, and from that very place you will begin to see.
● Ask yourself this: What kind of tomorrow do you want to be part of?
● Attila the Hun would point out those who have made a commitment to lead thru service will be distinguishable.
● Attila the Hun would say only follow those who demonstrate a true desire to lead … and to serve.
● Be a change-maker. Give the ever-precious gift of your presence.
● Be a difference-maker.
● Be a go-giver!
● Be a mentor, today.
● Be compassionate.
● Be courageous; stand up for what’s right.
● Be courageous; your stand lifts the rest of us to new heights with the promise of one love.
● Be hopeful, for in our midst are those who shall truly lead us.
● Be inconvenienced, today.
● Be mindful of those who tout their public record; what they are without their record will tell you if they are a leader.
● Be of good courage; do what you must to help rebuild the human spirit, one beautiful life at a time!
● Be passionate about another’s dream!
● Be silent? Impossible. Silence is never an option while people live in agony under the weight of man’s inhumanity to man.
● Be the change young people need so they can create the tomorrow we all need.
● Be the difference, today.
● Be the star that brightly lights joy in another’s heart!
● Be the vessel, so others may enjoy fragrant wine.
● Behold the Beauty: ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people.’
● Bring Sunshine to Someone’s day. Listen.
● Carry with you a love for others.
● Celebrate humanity.
● Choose love.
● Choose P•E•A•C•E.
● Choose to believe in love.
● Color another’s world beautiful, today.
● Communicate a message that inspires, encourages, and motivates our young people.
● Courage trumps power (and the fear of that power) EVERY time
● Cultivated in hope, mighty oaks (we call them dreams) reach skyward from the hearts of great men and women.
● Dare to dream!
● Darkness is easy to find; do we ‘fit in’ by ignoring it, or do we rock the boat w/a stark existence to be love for ALL!?
● Discover Life. It’s easy. Move away power, position, prestige, perks, and popularity. There you’ll find people, THEIR vision, — and Life!
● Do your leaders lead (look at me)? Or, do your leaders love (look at us)?
● Do others KNOW how much you believe in THEM?
● Do you command, or ask?
● Do you instill fear, or inspire enthusiasm?
● Do you lead to be served, or lead to serve?
● Do you let folks know where you stand, or do you take an interest in where the people stand?
● Do you look when you lead, or do you see?
● Do you power over, or empower?
● Do you say “Go,” or “Let’s go?”
● Do you say “I,” or “We?”
● Do you want to lead? Don’t focus on what there is to learn; focus, instead on what man has forgotten. #love #humility #truth #peace
● Do you want to make a difference? Encourage others to follow — so you can help them achieve THEIR dreams!
● Do you want your leadership to change the world? Lift others within reach of dreams of their own!
● Do young people see a greater interest in others than in self when we are near?
● Do young people see an outstretched hand poised to help lift life’s burden from another when they see us?
● Do young people see an unconditional brotherly love when they see us?
● Do young people see serving hearts when they look our way?
● Don’t be afraid to ask, ‘How can I help you?’
● Don’t conform; be courageous!
● Don’t do it because it’s the right thing to do; do it because it’s the loving thing to do.
● Don’t forget to thank those upon whose shoulders you stand.
● Don’t wait for achievements; praise someone’s effort (esp a child’s) today!
● Each age requires heroes (like you) to stand up for an issue. Be wise. Stand with the people!
● Each day, do something that will help someone else draw closer to achieving dreams of their own.
● Each of us is part of the whole. One world. One love. One peace. Oneness. Balance. Harmony.
● Embrace others with pureness, dignity, and peace in your heart.
● Embrace the beauty of humanity.
● Ever notice how trees reach out and touch one another as they grow? Reach out to someone. Touch them. You, too, shall grow.
● Everyone makes mistakes; leaders take ownership of theirs!
● Expect great things from young people … today!
● Expect nothing in return, today.
● Fear makes us think it’s ok to stand against the status quo from behind a computer screen; yet, a leader who knows good courage stands in the streets.
● Find and follow leaders of peace.
● Follow those who walk with quiet dignity. Their steps are certain; the destiny assured.
● For the sake of love one leads. There’s no other reason.
● For the true leader, trust and integrity are not the exception; they are the rule.
● Forget patriotism to find peace.
● Forget the firm handshake, give ’em a hug!
● Friendship is like the light of a hundred suns!
● Gandhi writes of the 7 blunders of the world … I respectfully submit an 8th: Leadership without love.
● Give young people their wings to fly. They are sure to surprise you in how high and how far they can go! Then go with them!
● Give your very best to someone else, expecting nothing in return.
● Go out and do for another what someone did for you, believe in them!
● Go out of your way, today.
● Great leaders follow the dreams and vision of those they serve; they lead from behind and beneath so as to lift others high.
● Great leadership comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes because love comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes!
● Greatness hails not from position, politics, prominence, or power; it is the prerogative of the people, perfected in humility and service.
● Happy endings need to be set aside for better beginnings. Our young people need a voice. They want to be heard. Are YOU listening?
● Have you taken a moment to share a word of encouragement? Leaders do.
● Help a go-getter; be a go-giver!
● Help someone else achieve success today.
● His grandmother and her grandfather are your grandmother & grandfather. We are one family. We share one world. We come together w/ one love.
● Hope, Joy, and Possibilities are all around us. Leaders, like the people, see their Beauty and hear their Rhapsody!
● Humans are not resources or capital; they’re PEOPLE. Love them and lead them; don’t lord over them.
● Humility is knowing you hold no advantage over another.
● Humility paints every image from the palette of love.
● Humility recognizes that which belongs to me belongs to all.
● Humility validates all other virtues.
● If a leader is serving the will of the people, there is nothing to fear, ever.
● If we are met with conquest, are we led? If we are subjugated, are we led? If we are mastered, are we led?
● If we are to lead, let us become a threatening force against the status quo.
● If we are to lead, let us harness our skills and submit our egos for the greater public good.
● If we are to lead, let us make our walk a public one.
● If we are to lead, we must rise above conformity. How else can we lift others within reach of dreams of their own?
● If we fail to take notice, we fail to lead.
● If we want others to discover the serving nature of leadership, we must first serve.
● If we want others to realize leadership without love is no leadership at all, we must first love.
● If you are to lead, you must first help others without thought of recompense. Nothing should come in the way of that.
● If you are to see, you must first look deep into the shadow of your own heart. There you will find the light of the sun!
● If you are truly leading, there’s no need to look back for the people; they’re up ahead making dreams come true!
● If you know my song, you know me.
● If you truly want to make a difference, be the best FOR the world, not in the world!
● If you wish to see clearly, do not look with your eyes.
● If your leader chooses political expediency over principle, your leader is not leading.
● If your leader is not willing to sacrifice position, perks, popularity, privilege, and power for the people, your leader is not leading.
● If your leader is not willing to speak for the people, your leader is not leading.
● If your leader lets power get in the way of the peace and welfare of the people, your leader is not leading.
● If your leader refuses to associate their name to the cause, no matter the cost, your leader is not leading.
● In Native American culture, all people are treated with respect regardless of their position within the community.
● In the gentle winds, listen for the worship of the trees among the bird’s song. There you shall find thee.
● In truth, WE may one day BE the leaders our world so desperately needs.
● Integrity sustains what matters most: a giving heart.
● Invest heavily in relationships. Dividends will exceed your wildest dreams!
● Invest in the next generation. #YVoices #Mentor #Leadership
● Is leadership more about fostering talent? I say no. It’s about clearing the way for the people, that THEIR vision may come to life. The people are leaders too and each makes their contribution when the time is right. Leadership is not about making the people capable of bringing the ‘leader’s’ vision to life. That’s tyranny.
● Is one who lords over another their leader?
● Is relentless manipulation and cruel intimidation leadership? Is the extermination of those who disagree with you leadership? Is the use of violence leadership? Is dictatorship leadership? Can leadership ever emerge from a regime of terror?
● Is your leadership changing the world? Not likely unless you are lifting others within reach of their own dreams.
● Is yours a mediocre leadership? Put people before power, politics, party, prestige, perks, position, pride, and prejudice.
● It is not leaders the people seek; they seek to know love. Leadership without love is no leadership at all.
● It is only in serving others well that we can fulfill our potential.
● It takes a #servantheart to come to terms with the notion leadership is first a matter of the heart.
● It takes a #servantheart to follow those you lead.
● It takes a #servantheart to lift another’s burden.
● It takes a #servantheart to put another’s dream before your own.
● It takes great courage to get up out of that chair and be what only you can become.
● It’s child’s play, not leadership, to be the team captain only to surround yourself with ‘good’ people.
● It’s easy to declare war; can we truly be at peace and not be as one? That takes leadership.
● It’s easy to strike back, maybe even a little exciting; it’s difficult to suspend judgment, and love w/out condition.
● It’s not a matter of nature or nurture; if one is capable of love, one is capable of leadership.
● It’s not about how much you help someone; it’s simply about helping them! All help is BIG help!
● I’ve often thought we need more people like MLK, RFK, DuBois, and Wilberforce. Now I think we need TO BE more like them. Starting w/me. You in?
● Judgment is the outward manifestation of fear. Confront fear, discover love.
● Kings and presidents can be great leaders, but only to the extent they are willing to serve AND LOVE all who follow them.
● Lead with love!
● Leaders are people, too.
● Leaders are storytellers; their walk does their talking for them.
● Leaders bring dreams within our reach by letting us stand on their shoulders.
● Leaders clear away the ruins, and restore hope.
● Leaders do something good … for someone else!
● Leaders do something to alleviate the suffering of another.
● Leaders do something to lighten another’s burden.
● Leaders do something to rekindle love in a hurting heart.
● Leaders do something to restore hope in humanity.
● Leaders don’t give merely of their excess; that’s taking in disguise. They give their all in the service of others.
● Leaders embrace humility; it gives them the strength to lift others within reach of their dreams.
● Leaders go out of their way to be sure ‘development’ doesn’t become another word for collegial conformity to the status quo.
● Leaders lift!
● Leaders lift. They are the wind beneath wings, saying, ‘Fly! Fly!’
● Leaders of magnificent generosity are creators, welcoming those who will share in it to the vibrancy of life.
● Leaders protect, not possess, those who follow them.
● Leaders recognize (and appreciate!) it is they who are empowered, not the other way around.
● Leaders seek balance and harmony; not discord and division.
● Leaders serve first, lead second.
● Leaders stand against the status quo because they are busy standing WITH the people!
● Leaders understand their role is not to bring a vision but, rather, to bring the people’s vision to life!
● Leaders who give – who serve others – have found a marvelous way to be happy!
● Leaders who plant ‘trees’ for the benefit of others will soon find themselves surrounded by a burgeoning forest!
● Leaders, are you effectively communicating? Can the people anticipate your desire?
● Leaders, are you focused on where you want to go, or where you don’t want the people to go?
● Leaders, be not interested in where you plant trees certain to improve another’s lot in life. Just plant them. With greatest care.
● Leaders, do not let fear get in the way of the love you can experience with those you serve.
● Leaders, do you hear it? The beat of a different drummer? The people hear it. Stand with them!
● Leaders, don’t create yet another ‘compelling’ vision; instead, BE compelled to bring the people’s vision to life!
● Leaders, don’t forget there is a story of kindness & generosity in each of us, a story of love.
● Leaders, if you find yourself in a barren and colorless land, Restore Hope. Believe in the people AND in their dreams!
● Leaders, if you hesitate, so will the people.
● Leaders, if you increasingly find yourself with a square peg in a round hole, maybe it’s time to change the holes!
● Leaders, if you lack the confidence to do something, don’t ask the people to do it.
● Leaders, if you wait too long, the decision is no longer yours.
● Leaders, it is not your objective to subdue a following.
● Leaders, keep your balance by adjusting your center.
● Leaders, lookin’ for a vision? Look within.
● Leaders, lookin’ for legacy? Unparalleled generosity expects no recompense and, as such, leaves its visible mark upon the heart of humanity.
● Leaders, love and judgment cannot coexist.
● Leaders, remember the vision already belongs to the people. They look to you for guidance and direction.
● Leaders, spend the day with your people; only then can you truly begin to understand how to communicate.
● Leaders, the children are also our teachers; let us choose to honor them.
● Leaders, the Pine does not war with the Oak and there is sun enough for both.
● Leaders, wanna keep hope alive? Stand WITH the people, and bring THEIR vision to life!
● Leaders, you lead b/c others have chosen to follow you. Are you helping them gain true meaning and greater depth in their life?
● Leaders. Age-old question: nature or nurture? Age-old answer: love!
● Leadership does not hail from power, politic, position, prestige, or privilege; it is bestowed by the people.
● Leadership is a choice wholly dependent on others; it is demonstrated only in another’s willingness to follow.
● Leadership is a gift, bestowed by the people you serve.
● Leadership is about people, not power.
● Leadership is defined by character, not image.
● Leadership is illuminated by truth, not power, plausibility, position, privilege, or perks.
● Leadership is love manifest.
● Leadership is love manifest; one who can love, can lead.
● Leadership is love, not judgment.
● Leadership is love; leadership without love is no leadership at all.
● Leadership is not a gift FOR the people (e.g., compelling vision); instead, it is a gift FROM the people! THEY decide if you are to lead.
● Leadership is not a matter of leading. It’s a matter of being followed.
● Leadership is not a thing, it’s not a process, nor is it a position of veiled authority. It’s relationship.
● Leadership is not about, ‘I am the leader.’
● Leadership is not positional; it’s relative. It’s also relevant, and it’s real.
● Leadership is not reserved for graybeards. Our young people understand the serving nature of leadership.
● Leadership is not self-seeking, or self-serving; it knows nothing of race, gender, social status, party, or nationality.
● Leadership is not something we demand for ourselves.
● Leadership is relationship; it’s a journey shared by those who choose to be led and those they choose to lead (serve) them.
● Leadership loves. If you can’t find love, you won’t find leadership either.
● Leadership strategies that insist on surrounding the leader with ‘good’ people, fail to place the people first.
● Leadership without love? Never.
● Leadership without love is no leadership at all.
● Leadership, in a word, is love, and leadership without love is no leadership at all.
● Leadership, in spite of everything, encompasses all life has to offer.
● Leadership: doing all one can to help those who have the least.
● Leadership. Don’t get tripped up on the packaging; find out what’s inside.
● Leadership’s not about power, prestige, or control; instead, it’s strictly about responsibility. If you are to lead, serve others with love.
● Leading is energy; it is flow. Leading is emotion, full tilt. Leading is electrifying. Leading is moving; it is intense. Because leading loves.
● Leading is not static. Because life is not static.
● Leading requires that one must first be capable of loving.
● Learn from the children, today.
● Learn something new today.
● Leave the comfort zone. Fear not the leap of faith that brings dreams to life!
● Leave tomorrow brighter than you find it.
● Let our love expect and demand nothing, but fulfill everything, at least for a moment … for another.
● Let someone stand on your shoulders today so they can reach for dreams of their own.
● Let us build a world of ‘We’ on the cornerstone of love.
● Let us, like the eagle, choose to rise above situations and be free.
● Let us not get comfortable with war; instead, let us honor peace. It will come!
● Let us remember the highest returns on investment don’t come from the bottom line. Lift another within reach of THEIR dream!
● Life is the help we offer when we reach out our hand to a stranger in need.
● Life is the hope that cradles humanity.
● Life is the inspiration that drives us to overcome man’s inhumanity to man with the gentle strength of love.
● Life is the peace we find when we realize everyone is a friend.
● Life is you and me and love, these three.
● Life takes on new color when someone lifts you within dreams of your own. Do the same for another today!
● Life’s aim? Serve one another.
● Lift a stranger to new heights. They walk beside you. All you have to do is see them, speak to them, ask for their name. Love them.
● Look for the lines in a leader’s face; they show us the many trails s/he has walked in their life.
● Look no further. Love IS the fountain of youth.
● Looking for great leadership training? Be willing to serve, then do whatever needs to be done.
● Looking for leaders in all the wrong places? You can find them standing WITH the people, not over them.
● Looking for something to do as a leader? Look for the Beauty in others, then shine a Radiant light on them/it!
● Looking for the answer to a perplexing challenge? Might be as easy as peering over the top of the box you’ve put yourself in … #whatbox?
● Love and judgment cannot coexist.
● Love and Leadership are the same thing!
● Love brings leadership to life.
● Love first. They’ll let you know when to lead.
● Love has a delightful way of showing up in all the right places!
● Love is not a head thing; it’s a heart thing.
● Love is not something we take along for the ride; it IS the ride!
● Love is the power of the people.
● Love is what WE are.
● Love manifest: revere all living things, be at peace and, when possible, help others.
● Love nudges us but in one direction: to continually look for the good in others. Why? Because we are certain to find it! Isn’t that what leadership is all about?
● Love them and lead them; don’t lord over them.
● Love unconditionally.
● Love with your eyes wide open! Only then can you effectively lead.
● Maintaining power over people is NOT leadership.
● Make a difference, today.
● Many ‘leaders’ think the people need leaders. The people already are leaders; what they NEED is someone who believes in them/their dreams!
● Many say one can’t lead ‘friends.’ So we call them employees. I say if you’re not leading friends, you’re not leading!
● May we all know the vulnerability that comes from a strong love so we may all come to know a lasting peace.
● Most of the things we fear won’t come out today because we are not yet ready for them.
● Native American leaders are humble servants to community ~ they don’t seek leadership or promote themselves for it.
● Native American leaders carefully consider the welfare of the tribe AND future generations before making decisions.
● Native American leaders listen to their people; it assures leadership remains authentic to the community.
● Native American leaders realize people have a right to self-determination; not necessary to order others to do anything.
● Native Americans lead by example rather than by authority or holding power over others.
● Native Americans with strong traditional values who selflessly contribute to their community emerge as leaders.
● No one asks to be lorded over, only to be loved. Love one another! #peace
● Often one cannot see the rainbow they leave behind in another’s life. Color their world beautiful anyway!
● Often, as the leader, it is YOUR inability to communicate, not the peoples’ inability to perform, that has you on edge.
● One can maintain power; that’s not hard. But that’s not leadership either.
● One cannot effectively lead until they first learn how to love.
● One does not lay claim to the title, leader. It is bestowed by those who know you have their best interests at heart. THEY decide.
● One does not lead to gain; they lead so the people gain!
● One does not teach leadership; s/he effectively demonstrates it, with compassion.
● One person can make a difference. Don’t be afraid to stand out in a crowd. We need you!
● One world. One peace. One love.
● Only when the leader is willing to follow is s/he is worth following.
● Our children are watching, and waiting. Let us show them Peace lives through our love one for another.
● Our tomorrow is locked deep in the hearts of today’s young people.
● Our true identity does not rest in who it is we can become, but who we already are when we are one with the other.
● Our young people ARE listening. They’re watching. And I am grateful. What are YOU doing?
● Our youth seek leadership. Do you see what they see?
● P • E • A • C • E
● Peace comes to those who see the sacred colors of man blended into a single hue of humanity that shines like a hundred suns.
● Peace requires no enforcement.
● People empower leadership, not the other way around.
● Please don’t keep your gifts to yourself; too much depends upon you giving them to the world!
● Positions of power perpetuate the will of the people only when they first adopt a position of peace!
● Power is fear manifest; the people see right through it and are not afraid.
● Power is never about the people, because, in truth, it always belongs to them.
● Power is not something to hold over the people, it IS the people!
● Power is something we carry within; we see it’s reflection in the way we live out our lives.
● Proverbial glass: half-empty ignores, half-full puts off to more convenient time, full sees great worth & devotes all.
● Put your leadership into action: change the world by lifting others within reach of dreams of their own!
● Put yourself on the bottom of the inverted pyramid to lead at a higher level!
● Raise/Lift leaders who love and, together, we will know peace.
● Reach out to the younger generation. Embrace them. Show them a leadership of love and affection.
● Relinquish control, and innovation will flourish.
● Remember, love is not something we take along for the ride; it IS the ride!
● Say ‘No!’ to war.
● Say ‘Yes!’ to compassion, healing, and love!
● ‘Security’ never depends on the oppression of another community. It depends on loving them!
● Security’s source is love.
● See the Beauty in all things, great and small.
● See the world through the eyes of a child, and enjoy the (re)discoveries!
● Seek greater knowledge, awareness, and a greater sensitivity to others. Find a greater humility.
● Seek not knowledge, but wisdom.
● Seek not success but, rather, to always do the right thing.
● Seek out the brokenness in our world, then do something, no matter how small, to offer Hope!
● Seems to me the only way to have an enemy is not to accept them as a friend.
● Self interests have no place in the people’s business, because power has no place in the people’s business.
● Serious @ leadership? There’s much to learn from young emerging leaders!
● Servant hearts are all around, in different stages of bud and bloom!
● Servant leadership — a quiet leadership that lifts others high enough to reach dreams of their own.
● Servant leadership, in essence, is written in our hearts as a natural law, a changeless principle.
● Serve one another; step into the darkest of places (yes, YOU!) and walk alongside others trying desperately to find their way out.
● Service comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and it draws its strength from compassion.
● Service. It IS the leader’s job.
● Share leadership.
● Share the same courtesy with a child you’d have them share with you.
● Sheep need shepherds.
● Show our youth what it means to have good courage, to be other-centered, and to serve with grace.
● Show the world you are not afraid to love.
● Small things matter.
● So many ‘leaders’ think they have to unpack some compelling vision. That’s not leading, that’s selling. The people already have a vision!
● Stand against man’s inhumanity to man!
● Step into the unknown, today.
● Step out of your comfort zone. Bring a friend!
● Surround yourself with good people? I say, No. Thrust yourself in the midst of ALL the people if you ever expect to lead them.
● Suspend judgment, today.
● Take a chance, today.
● Take the time to gaze out a window from time to time, and encourage others, esp our children, to do the same!
● The authority of a servant leader is the esteem of the people.
● The Beauty of leadership is found in its service to others.
● The best way to build trust is not to create yet another vision the people must follow, but to do your part to bring THEIR vision to life.
● The biggest lesson in Life is discovering where treasure truly lies, and that it cannot be seen with human eyes.
● The children are also our teachers; let us choose to honor them.
● The courageous stand up for what’s right. Be of good courage!
● The difference between looking and seeing is the distance one must cover from their eyes to their heart.
● The eyes of our future are upon you, deeply contemplating all you do, and all you DON’T do.
● The fulfillment of leadership is the gratification of knowing all of your efforts paid off in helping other people.
● The gift of leadership is love.
● The glass is never half-empty or half-full; it is ALWAYS full. Everything … and EVERY body matters.
● The great leader just as often steps back and allows others to lead.
● The greatest leaders are those that lead by being led.
● The heart of a true leader knows to love beyond the fear.
● The heart of wisdom can be found ONLY in small things; a child’s laughter, a flower, a kind word, a dew drop.
● The highest point in the world is that point where a leader bends down to let another stand on their shoulder to reach dreams of their own.
● The important things cannot be measured.
● The leader drinks from the fountain only after all the others have quenched their thirst.
● The leader has no power s/he does not receive from the people who stand with them.
● The leader must be ‘one with’ the people, like the soaring eagle is one with the wind!
● The leader understands her/his life belongs to the people. That’s why they chose her/him to lead them.
● The longest journey you’ll ever make is from your head to your heart. The return trip makes it all worthwhile! #leadership
● The ‘master’ of the house? It’s always the people. Their leader? A happy and privileged servant!
● The more you are concerned with power, the less likely you are to lead the people.
● The most successful people are those whose leader puts them first.
● The next time we have the urge to say, ‘my employees,’ ‘my people,’ ‘my tribe,’ ‘my staff,’ or ‘my’ anything, let us first think of ‘my responsibility’ to serve them as we take another important step closer to becoming the true leader everyone has been waiting for. Only in this way can they say, “There is ‘my leader.’”
● The Old Ones/Elders do not devote their lives to preserving the wisdom of the ages; instead, they ‘walk’ the ancient ways. #leadership
● The one strength that gives meaning to all others: humility.
● The only thing that keeps a leader from walking their talk is fear. Shed fear and your walk will do the talking for you.
● The people seek a better ‘place.’ They likely know where it is. If you are to lead them, ask where they want to go. #peace
● The perils and pitfalls of power include hubris, nepotism, myopia, ineptitude, arrogance, and isolation.
● The power of the love shared between followers and those they choose to lead them is the only thing that gives rise to leadership.
● The present moment has no beginning and no end.
● The problem often becomes one of us “teaching” our youth things from our past that do not bode well for them or for their future.
● The purpose of leading and following is for the community to become ‘one with’ the others, to act as a whole.
● The question: nature or nurture? The answer: love! –> If one is capable of love, s/he is capable of leadership!
● The real issue? There’s only one: love.
● The road to service has a name, Compassion.
● The serving nature of leadership beholds the beauty in the seed.
● The serving nature of leadership does not seek power as it restores grace, justice, and beauty to the world.
● The serving nature of leadership returns people to the heart of life.
● The sky’s the limit when young ppl inspire and create to change the world!
● The spirit of the leader is not to be found in one’s leading; it can be discovered only in the grateful hearts of those s/he serves.
● The sun gently warms both the mighty mountain and the babbling brook expecting nothing in return. Let us therefore do good unto all. #peace #love
● The task master is not the leader; encourage creativity and imagination.
● The ‘tree’ you plant, as a leader concerned about others, will grow strong where nothing before dared to thrive.
● The true test of a leader? Sacrifice and love for the people!
● The vision belongs to the people; leadership helps them get there.
● The void we seek to fill is there only because love does not keep it company. When we step forward, we bring with us all the love necessary to fill that void … and to lead.
● The way ahead can be found by looking back. We have much to learn from the wise who have gone before.
● The wind, the stones, and the colors of nature have something to say. Leaders choose to listen.
● The world seeks change; leaders help her!
● There are no ‘those people.’ We cry the same, bleed the same, hurt the same, and love the same. We (you and I) are among ‘those people.’
● There can be NO relationship with positional authority because leadership cannot be about people AND power.
● There is a great work that awaits us this day. Serve one another.
● There is a huge difference between teaching people what to think and teaching them how to think.
● There is a place with no beginning and no end; it is called the present moment. Let us live there in peace and unity.
● There is no fear in unity; stand with those who are oppressed. Mitakuye o’yasin (We are related).
● There would be none to call your enemy if you regarded all as your friend.
● There’s a far distant star in a stranger’s life; help them reach it!
● There’s an unfailing greatness of spirit and tenacity of benevolence for those rare leaders who stand behind and below those they serve.
● There’s enough love for everyone ~ generous doses are encouraged!
● Those who think oppression is the answer to their ‘security’ problem don’t truly understand security. #humanrights #peace #love #leadership #indigenous
● Those who would lead must first understand what man has forgotten. #love #peace #unity #humanity
● Titles do not make us leaders; tenderness, trust, thoughtfulness, and touch do.
● To feel truth, not to know it, is the cornerstone of wisdom.
● To lead with a heart for others is to lead with no fear.
● To learn the ways of the people, leaders must walk the road they walk, be silent, and listen.
● To love is necessary, but not sufficient; it is for me to lead (to act upon that love) if humanity is to gain from the short moment of life we share.
● To love our enemy, as Martin Luther King, Jr, puts it is to ‘rather die than to hate them.’ Let us find this love. I’m sure peace will be its companion.
● To realize all living things are connected is to finally free ourselves of all fear.
● To ride on an eagle’s wing is to see the world through love.
● To see the path ahead, walk with humility.
● To see what the people see, shed the calloused scales of power, position, prestige, prominence, perks, and popularity.
● To see with the heart is to see the beauty beyond the distraction.
● To see with the heart is to see what lies on the other side of the veil of fear. Behold the bountiful Beauty!
● To seek peace means to expose vulnerability as we stand up for (and with) our ‘enemy,’ to realize we are the same.
● Today and always, may we be the love and the peace our world so desperately seeks. Serve one another.
● Tomorrow’s leader will look nothing like a leader!
● Trapped in a box? Thinking only options are feed the beast or become its lunch? Get rid of the box. Chances are you get rid of beast, too.
● Treasure peace. Do your part to bring the world to its shores!
● True leaders are all about heart.
● True leaders are the heart of their community, not the head!
● True leaders compose life’s opus to the music of courage, compassion, and character.
● True leaders never present themselves as candidates; they are approached by the people who would follow them.
● True leadership demands you first demonstrate your capacity to love others through your willingness to serve them.
● True leadership is never oppressive; instead, it lifts through the power of love.
● True power beyond all measure has always belonged to the people. There is no leader unless they choose to follow.
● Unleash the power of We!
● Until we realize our journey’s not about the destination, there’s no where to go.
● Very little separates us, and a great many things bring us together. #Peace #Love #Unity #Humanity
● Vision is not a leader’s to dispense; instead, it belongs to those the leader serves.
● Vision is not about what’s good for the next five years; it’s about what’s good for the next five generations!
● Walk beside your friend.
● Walk with me and hear the wildflower burst into bloom.
● Wanna be a great leader? Make THEIR light shine!
● Wanna lead? Don’t look up; rather, look out … to the people. There you will learn all you need to know.
● Want to be the leader or do you want to lead? There’s a difference. One insists, the other inspires.
● Want to know success? Help someone else achieve it.
● Want to lead? Be sure to step back and let others shine in the light of glory!
● Want to learn how to communicate with the people? Consult with THEM. They’ll let you know.
● Want your leadership to change the world? Lift others within reach of THEIR dreams!
● Want your leadership to exude authority? Serve and Sacrifice for others!
● Watch the flowers dance and gracefully accept the kisses of the wind. Then join them!
● We are given choices. Let us choose to listen to what the children are saying.
● We are given choices. We can choose to govern/to be governed by peace or by power. Choose P•E•A•C•E.
● We are one world, one love. I am grateful you are my brother; I am yours.
● We are put in this world not to be better than the next man but rather help him be better than he was when we met.
● We can choose power, or we can choose peace.
● We can mend our world if we bring back the ceremonies, the cultures, and the communities that honor our children.
● We lose sight of one another when we invoke surrogates that divide us.
● We need each other!
● We need only to tear down the walls we’ve built (e.g., fear) to see the leader among us.
● We need people to put themselves on the line expecting no reward, satisfied to make our world a little better. Be that someone! We need you!
● We stand one with another not to ward off the madness of this world but, instead, to shower each other with love.
● We talk of our ascent to the top of corporate ladders, to what end? Does peace await there? How about love? Can you find joy?
● We want leaders who see it is not their role to bring a vision but, rather, to bring the people’s vision to life!
● What are you grateful for today? || I am always grateful for caring hands that reach out to help another. You?
● What do others learn from the ‘shadow’ you cast?
● What do we need from those we have chosen to lead us? Love. Compassion. Truth. Respect. Hope. Humility. Heart.
● What do young people see when they see you: a greater interest in others or a greater interest in self? They ARE watching! All of us are!
● What does your example teach? Young people are looking for generosity, courage, truth, wisdom, and love. Don’t let them down!
● What is life? It is you and me and love, these three.
● What lesson(s) are we teaching our young people?
● What of your preconceptions? Look again. See the unlimited possibility? Love one another!
● What our children dream today could cure cancer tomorrow.
● What our children dream today could make Galactic travel possible tomorrow.
● What our children dream today could solve world hunger tomorrow.
● What’s more fun than achieving your dreams? Enabling the dreams of others!
● What’s so important about all the power, prestige, and perks we feel we must accumulate? Forget it! Now is the time to find someone to help!
● When developing relationships, there is no substitute for spending time together.
● When in doubt, stop. Focus. Start.
● When leaders don’t lead, walk away from them.
● When leadership is a verb, there is NEVER a need for positional authority.
● When our wonderful world learns to leave the talking to our hearts, we will at last attach our collective voice to heaven’s oratorio!
● When something is true for you, you shall see that it is beautiful.
● When the courageous stand, they lift the rest of us to new heights.
● When we look at leadership in terms of followers, we fail to see what it means to be a leader.
● When we see each other as someone we can serve, the world becomes a more loving place.
● When we serve, we come to know the world in a different way.
● When you hear war drums, choose to listen to the beat of a different drummer! #leadership #humanity #unity #peace
● Who do the people seek to lead them? They seek those who are unafraid to love them.
● Who truthfully influences you, your life? Who believes in you? Are YOU an influencer?
● Why do our young people have to fight for their future?
● Why must leaders focus on CREATING a compelling vision? Should they not be busy bringing THE PEOPLE’s vision to life?!
● Wisdom comes when we fill our days with concern for others rather than concern for our selves.
● Wisdom is not knowing the speed of light; it’s knowing true light is a matter of the heart and not subject to the time-space continuum!
● Wisdom is not of man, but of man’s heart. It comes in speaking from the heart.
● Wisdom speaks from a platform of love, whether we know it or not.
● Wise leaders eagerly and warmly welcome youth, motion, and the spirit of adventure into their midst.
● Withhold judgment.
● You have only to look into the eyes of those who know and love you to see the real you. Be prepared.
● You may find yourself standing all alone. The important thing is not that you’re alone, but that you are standing for something/someone.
● You must first choose to serve. THEY will decide if you are to lead.
● Young people are changing our world. It’s difficult, and it’s dangerous. At same time, it’s a joy to support/fly with them!
● Your family’s ‘security’ never depends on the oppression of another community. It depends on loving them!






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