Leaders are readers. Here are few of the things I've found helpful in my reading this week. I hope this provides some fuel for your leadership tank.
Archives For Leadership Quotes
For years Strickland Gillian’s poem, The Reading Mother, hung on a wall in our home. The frame has been removed, but his words are still etched on my mind:
You may have tangible wealth untold,
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be.
I had a mother who read to me.
Gillian captures the significance of reading, a practice we never outgrow. This week’s quips and quotes captures the importance of reading for leaders.
A wise guy once said, “If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you’ll be ready to stop managing and start leading.” The Apostle Paul, a leader among leaders, admonished his friend Timothy, “Watch your life and doctrine closely.” This week’s quips and quotes reviews some of the key thoughts about self-leadership.
Time is short: 86,400 seconds . . . 1440 minutes . . . 24 hours . . . 1 day. This week’s Quips & Quotes take a closer look at what it means to Put first things first!
We’ve all heard it: What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you are say. When it comes to leadership, character is key. Albert Schweitzer noted, “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.” This week’s Quips and Quotes explore some key thoughts about the leader’s character.