Great Leaders Concentrate on the People Side of Success
Great leaders know that sustainable, repeatable, replicable success results from collaborative, collective, and engaged efforts.
This is why great leaders concentrate on the people side of success, including motivation, team building, the interpersonal skills of team members, group recognition, and group rewards.
Of course, not all groups of individuals comprise a true team. As I have often said in my leadership development programs, “A team is not a group of people who work together
Here are eight of my favorite quotations on leading teams and people, excerpted from my recent book Great Leadership Words of Wisdom, that will help you create teams working together towards a shared outcome with mutual trust and respect:
You manage things; you lead people. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George S. Patton
I love to surround myself with people who have heart and conscience. Howard Schultz
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. Orrin Woodward
It’s not what you tell them, it’s what they hear that matters. Red Auerbach
The important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. Peter Drucker
Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people-motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered. Colin Powell
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person — not just an employee — are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. Anne M. Mulcahy
Great leaders excel at creating and maintaining high-peforming, cohesive teams. As you can tell from the quotes above.
(You’ll find over 1000 quotations on great leadership from global business leaders, statesmen, athletes, coaches, sages, and philosophers in my recent book Great Leadership Words of Wisdom, available in paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.)