One of my favorite magazines is Readers Digest. There are a wide variety of short stories and interesting snippets. Despite the huge number of ads in each issue, I look forward to getting my monthly issue and keeping it in the smallest room of the house.
In an issue I found some pretty profound nuggets on leadership as quoted by some of the greatest leaders in both the public and private sectors. A few of them were profound enough that I thought I would send them out to you (with proper attribution, of course) so you might be able to get just one nugget to help you be a better leader.
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. - H. Ross Perot
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. - Margaret Thatcher
Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation. - Doris Kearns Goodwin
You have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. - Rev. Theodore Hesburgh
Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you'll never sit. - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. - Warren Buffet
Let us realize that engagement and detachment aren't opposite - the more engaged we become, the more detached we will have to be. - Deepak Chopra
When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly large circles around your own two feet. - General Bruce Clarke
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