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August 31, 2011  What is a coach?
" The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it."
Lord Thomas Macaulay

August 31, 2011  Coaches for professional development
" My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better."
Steve Jobs

August 31, 2011  Coaches for Leaders
" A great leader doesn't care about being the leader, but instead cares about the mission, the vision and the people they are leading."
Scott Williams

August 29, 2011
" If you want to take the lead, be proactive and be accountable."
Written in 2011 by Harry San Agustin --- Philippines
I conclude that to be a leader is to be accountable and being result-oriented.

August 29, 2011
" As a leader, failure to develop is developing your failure."
Written in 2011 by Gigs Gasper --- Philippines
Most people are usually overwhelmed and tend to ride on the performance of their direct reports and forget to pull up their people to the organizational hierarchy.

August 29, 2011
" Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness."
Abdul Kalam --- Submitted by Jambunathan Iyer N. --- India
Abdul Kalam is the Ex-President of India

August 24, 2011
" Leadership is not about changing the mindset of the group, but in the cultivation of an environment that brings out the best and inspires the individuals in that group."
Arthur F. Carmazzi

August 24, 2011
" The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly."
Jim Rohn

August 24, 2011
" It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

August 22, 2011
" I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team."
Lee Iacocca

August 22, 2011
" When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
Ken Blanchard

August 22, 2011
" The greatest danger a team faces isn't that it won't become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve."
Mark Sanborn

August 17, 2011
" When hiring key employees, there are only two qualities to look for: judgment and taste. Almost everything else can be bought by the yard."
John W. Gardner

August 17, 2011
" Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Bill Gates

August 17, 2011
" It is not the biggest, brightest or best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest."
Charles Darwin

August 15, 2011
" To manage one must lead. To lead, one must understand the work that he and his people are responsible for."
W. Edwards Deming

August 15, 2011
" We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind."
Dr. Stephen R. Covey

August 15, 2011
" I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men."
Lao Tzu

August 10, 2011
" Remember that the other man may be totally wrong. But he doesn't think so. Don't condemn him. Any fool can do that - try to understand him. Only wise, tolerant, exceptional men even try to do that. There is a reason why the other man thinks and acts as he does. Ferret out that hidden reason - and you have the key to his actions, perhaps to his personality. Try honestly to put yourself in his place."
Dale Carnegie

August 10, 2011
" I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn't about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble."
Anita Roddick

August 10, 2011
" Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or build a decent family or help you sleep at night."
Marian Wright Edelman

August 8, 2011
" Each person must live their life as a model for others."
Rosa Parks

August 8, 2011
" Resolve that whatever you do you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it."
Orison Swett Marden

August 8, 2011
" It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution."
Alvin Toffler

August 3, 2011
" We should not measure the mistakes we make but on how we fix them. Although our wisdom may sometimes fail, but never the courage or goodwill to repair the damage done. We should be a nation that strives for the best for all its people. A nation that we can all be grateful for."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.M. Edmaster --- South Africa
It is one of the best quotations I have ever read.

August 3, 2011
" Be nice; don't pretend to be."
Written in 2011 by Sipho Sphola Mnisi --- South Africa
I was sitting in a restaurant and the manager came to ask us if we were still ok. She was very nice and I thought to myself, "Some people are nice because they want to get something from you, some are nice because they are obligated to ( it's part of their job description) and some may be nice because they need to prove a point to some people that they are also "nice people".

August 3, 2011
" Making things complicated is stressful. Getting things done is management!"
Written in 2011 by Gigs Gasper --- Philippines

August 1, 2011
" The fortitude of any organization depends solely on the quality of its leadership."
Richard Bydder --- Submitted by Charlotte Gaffney --- New York

August 1, 2011
" Honesty is the foundation for trust; you can't have one without the other."
Written in 2009 by Brenda Jones --- Louisiana

August 1, 2011
" Don't believe everything you hear or see. There are always 3 sides to every story: yours, theirs and the truth!"
Author Unknown ---Submitted by Manish Lalwani --- India


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