Humility, I have learned, must never be confused with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others.
Whether individuals or organisations, we follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead not for them, but for ourselves.
There is a difference between giving directions and giving direction.
Entrepreneurs must be practical experts. They needn’t set out to be subject matter experts in what they do; they must set out to solve a problem or pursue some cause or purpose greater than themselves.
I have friends who are majorly into the cosplay culture and have urged me to go to a convention for no other reason than to meet others like me.
Nike doesn’t want to make products for everyone – they want to make products for champions.
Entrepreneurs see the thing they want or need, then try to figure out a process of how to get it. People who shouldn’t be entrepreneurs see the standard process they need to go through to get the thing they want or need then decide if they want to go through that process.
Anyone who achieves any kind of success, however you want to define it, sometimes can’t let go of it.
Notoriously outspoken, his sentences always punctuated with profanities, General George S. Patton was the epitome of what a leader should be like – or so he thought. Patton believed a leader should look and act tough, so he cultivated his image and his personality to match his philosophy.
If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.
There is not a single one of us with a job that is not completely reliant in some way shape or form on others.
When you explain to people what you’re trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust, even if it’s just for that short time you’re on the phone.
Though there are lessons that can be learned about becoming a great leader, most exist inherently in the bellies of those who lead.