Thoughts on Leadership/Management

A photograph taken with the statue of Mahatma Gandhi , leader of the Indian Independence movement reminds me that leaders are made not born. No leader remains forever for times and seasons pass and life just moves on. Therefore leadership is a privilege and an art that must be learned. We learn from the success and failings of past leaders in every field. Here are a few thoughts on how to succeed at leadership/management:

Statue Mahtma Gandi
Taking a pix with statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Uganda

Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. Anonymous

Be prepared to look at unusual opportunities. Richard Templar

Breaking out of familiar thought patterns and coming up with new possibilities; it is one of the keys to improving creativity. Lloyd King

Being creative is about finding new and different ways to solve a problem. Richard Templar

Too much management and you stagnate. Too much leadership and you get nowhere. Embrace the challenge of striking a balance. The management and leadership network

The really good managers are also leaders – They inspire and motivate, encourage and enthuse. Richard Templar.

These are thought lines i garnered from a book i am reading currently- “The Rules of Management” by Richard Templar. It is funny, witty and practical. No one is paying me for this just sharing something i believe would be useful for anyone wearing or thinking of putting on leadership shoes.

Inspired by Jackie’s Tuesday Trickles Challenge: Sharing quotes and thoughts to inspire you and others

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

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