Part of leadership is being willing to make hard decisions no one else wants to make.
The leader has a responsibility to do the right thing, regardless of whether it brings popularity.
You only know what you know.
Some of a leader’s best work is not what the leader does, but what he or she inspires to be done.
Leaders exhibit courage and don’t shy away from hard conversations, conflict or challenges.
The best leaders are often the ones smart enough to get out of the way of smarter people.
Never try to handle a problem or make important decisions when you are angry or highly emotional.
Don’t be afraid to make people wait for excellence.
Never single someone out publicly who hasn’t been talked to privately.
As leader, never act like it’s NOT a big deal if you think it’s a big deal.
People naturally resist what they don’t understand. It makes communication one of the most important aspects of leadership.
You only get to excellence by forcing your way through the temptation to rest at mediocrity.
Above-average was once average. Someone just decided to do a little more.
The road to success is paved with hard work, perseverance and patience.
Excuses become good fuel for complacency.
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