The Right to Lead

The Kind of Leaders Others want to Follow: 1st – Let go of your ego 2nd – Become a Good Follower First 3rd – Build Positive Relationships 4th – Work with Excellence 5th – Rely on Discipline, Not Emotion 6th – Make Adding Value Your Goal 7th – Give your Power Away Action Resolved: Never do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life. – Jonathan Edwards You will never do anything worthwhile in this world without courage. – James Allen He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all. – Miguel De Cervantes Vision Look Look Look Look Look within you – what do you feel? behind you – what have you learned? around you – what is happening to others? ahead of you – what is the big picture? Beside you – what resources are available to you?

God grant that men of principle shall be our principal men. – Thomas Jefferson The very essence of leadership is you have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. – Theodore Hesburgh Sacrifice I am the only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. – Edward Everett Hale A life isn’t significant except for its impact on others lives. – Jackie Robinson The altar of sacrifice is the touchstone of character. – O. P. Clifford Risk Gather Information Wisely Risk from Strength Prepare Thoroughly Fail Successfully

Display Flexibility Envision what can be Gained March Forward with Confidence I’d rather give my life than be afraid to give it. – Lyndon B. Johnson Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely due to bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. – James Harvey Robinson Determination When do • • • • • • • Leaders need Determination? When they Seek Truth When they Desire Change When they Express their Convictions When they Want to Overcome Obstacles When they Wish to Learn and Grow When they Seek to take the High Road When They Lead!

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures. – Josiah G. Holland Service True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. – Arthur Ashe I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. – Thomas Paine Integrity If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. – Dwight L. Moody Character may be manifested in the great moments; but it is made in the small ones. – Phillips Brooks I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain, what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. – George Washington

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