Archive for the ‘Notable Quotes’ Category

In the spirit of change . . .

20 Aug

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

-C.S Lewis

 

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Leading Change

02 Jul
It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out where the grown man
stumbles, or how the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs
to the man who actually is in the arena, who strives violently, who errs and comes
up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
and spends himself in a worthy cause, who if he wins, knows the triumph of high
achievement, but who if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so his place will never be
with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

                                                     —Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

 

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Wisdom

14 May

The older I get, the more I realize I have many more questions than answers and the answers I have are inadequate unless led by the Holy Spirit of God.

 

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Leading Change

04 Dec

It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out where the grown man stumbles, or how the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who actually is in the arena, who strives violently, who errs and comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement, but who if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

—Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

 

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Agent of Change

23 Jan

“I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a “transformer” in any situation, in any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.”  

(Steven Covey)

 

 

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Choosing the Right Person

29 Nov

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”         Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Character

20 Nov

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

— Abraham Lincoln
 

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Servant Leadership

09 Aug

There is nothing more rewarding than when students understand the most important component of ‘true’ leadership. During a recent teaching trip to Jamaica, Louise summed it up with this statement . . .

“I came here to learn how to be a leader . . . I am leaving knowing how to be a servant.” Louise Clarke

 

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Servant Leadership

16 Jun

“As long as leaders worry about who (and if they) sits at the head table, they have little time for the people they are called to serve.” Lorane Chisholm

 

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Knowledge and Character

01 Jun

“As dangerous as a little knowledge is, even more dangerous is much knowledge without a strong, principled character. Purely intellectual development without commensurate internal character development makes as much sense as putting a high-powered sports car in the hands of a teenager who is high on drugs. Yet all too often in the academic world, that is exactly what we do by not focusing on the character development of young people.”

Stephen Covey – from his book Principle-Centered Leadership

 

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