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Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
-- Thomas Alva Edison
 

 

Monday, November 12, 2012

The choice to lead

True, effective leaders do not demand or proclaim or intimidate. They encourage, inspire and lead by example.

True leaders become leaders not because of their titles, but because of their work. Real leaders have no need to make promises, because it is already obvious to everyone that they get results.

The world can always benefit from more good, effective leaders. You can make the choice to be one.

Leadership is difficult and demanding, and often a thankless job. Yet without honest, authentic, effective leadership, the world would devolve into chaos.

The job of a real leader is not to tell people what to do. The job of a real leader is to enable each and every person to be his or her absolute best, and to point all those people in a positive direction.

You don’t need anyone’s permission to be a leader. All you have to do is to genuinely and respectfully make a positive difference in the lives of others.

— Ralph Marston

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