Leadership Development is one of many services I offer to businesses and individuals in their quest for managerial improvement and career enhancement. There is one word, one noun, one thing that sums up successful and decisive leadership. That word? That one word is communication. Further, how you communicate and having a solid grasp of your communication style is a determining factor toward an accomplished vocation. It ascertains how far you will climb the ladder of success, and it affects how successful you are pursuing other career goals, as well as social and family commitments.
I have an ongoing desire to assist you with those goals and commitments as you pursue communication excellence. Therefore, I list here quotations of various leaders and professionals, in the hope that their inspiring words of wisdom are helpful:
“Leadership is simply the ability of an individual to coalesce the efforts of other individuals toward achieving common goals. It boils down to looking after your people and ensuring that, from top to bottom, everyone feels part of the team.” Frederick W. Smith, CEO FedEx Corp.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou, American poet, and activist
“A reminder to self and to others to vibrate in the energy of gratitude in all that you do, for this is the highest vibration and will keep you emotionally, physically, and spiritually strong.” Manal Fakhoury, President & CEO, Fakhoury Leadership International
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” Peter Drucker, Management Consultant
“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Lee Iacocca, American automobile executive – Ford and Chrysler
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. Presented by: Floura Angel, Univ. of Florida graduate student in Computer Science.
“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Michelle Obama, Former First Lady, United States of America.
Presented: Floura Angel, Univ. of Florida graduate student, Computer Science.
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus, Philosopher
“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” Zig Ziglar – was an American author and motivational speaker.
“Communication is the soul of management: analysis and solid decisions translated into clear messages that influence people to act and feel good about their performance.” Dianna Booher, Chief Executive, Booher Research Institute
“The one easy way to become worth 50 percent more than you are now (at least), is to hone your communication skills, both written and verbal. If you can’t communicate, it’s like winking at a girl in the dark. Nothing happens. You can have all the brainpower in the world, but you have to be able to transmit it. And the transmission is communication.” Warren Buffett, Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates – is an American business magnate and philanthropist.
“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.” Barack Obama, Former President of the United States.
“Education, financial counseling, and accountability to implement are essential to success.” Tonya Cooper, Financial Advisor, Peaceful Legacy Financial firstname.lastname@example.org
“Understanding comes through communication, and through communication, we find the way to peace.” Ralph C. Smedley, Founder, Toastmasters International
“Silence is a form of communication, too. Sometimes less is more.” Pat Summitt, American women’s college basketball coach
These quotations, along with many other verbal and non-verbal expressions, tell us that communication is a core leadership function, indeed. How leaders articulate for desire outcomes is paramount for individual success and a robust, compassionate company environment.