If you are…

If you are entrusted with bringing about change, you will likely possess the knowledge needed to advance the organisation and you might have a plan — but knowledge is not enough. You have to bring yourself to each interaction in a deeply authentic way. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

– Doug Conant

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Managers…

Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phoney separation that people are making between the two.

– Henry Mintzberg

Who…

Who succeeds in forming and leading a great group? They are almost always a pragmatic dreamers. They are people who get things done and they are people with immortal longings. Often, they are scientifically minded people with poetry in their souls.

– Warren G Bennis,

Leadership is…

Leadership is not magnetic personality; that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”; that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations

– Peter F. Drucker

Learning……

Learning in a face-to-face human community, as humans have evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years, may always be the ideal – especially in an endeavour that is as relationship-driven as business.

– Warren G. Bennis