Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Managers focus on tasks, Leaders focus on people.
Leaders have the ability to consistently capture, hold, and focus people’s attention on the mission — and their individual part in achieving it.
Positive workplaces don't just happen. They are created by leaders who apply their knowledge of the way human beings relate and respond to certain actions and conditions.
compliance does not equal commitment
The idea of getting people moving in the same direction appears to be an organizational problem. But what excecutives need to do is not organize people but align them.
Management is about coping with complexity. Leadership, by contrast, is about coping with change.
Managers promote stability while leaders press for change, and only organizations that embrace both sides of that contradiction can thrive in turbulent times.
Leadership is different from management. Most companies today are over-managed and under-led.

Monday, June 11, 2012

“Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.” Henry Steele Commager