Posted by Tony Parziale on Oct 30, 2019

I’d like to dedicate this message to the topic of leadership. It’s a role that many of us assume in both our personal and professional lives. Our ability to share a vision, be self-reliant, handle problems and overcome adversity are among the key skills needed for leadership. I’d like share the wisdom of some of the greatest people of our time.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell 
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa
 “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” —Arnold H. Glasow
Management & Adversity 
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama 
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” —Albert Einstein
 “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” —George Addair 
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” —Helen Keller 
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan
 “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” —Ray Kroc
 “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” —Orrin Woodward
 “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” —Jim Rohn 
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”—Eleanor Roosevelt
Yours in Rotary,
Tony Parziale