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"[As a leader,] you have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead."

~ Tom Ridge
"A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your employees growing.Start by Making the Business Case for Developing your people."    

~ Shirley Bullard
"The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process."

~ Barbara Colorose
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

~ General George Smith Patton, Jr.
"Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision."

~ Charlotte Brontė, Jane Eyre
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

~ Robert Louis Stevenson
"One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat."

~ Woodrow Wilson
"We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
~ Peter F. Drucker
"The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work." ~ Agha Hasan Abedi
"Too often, managers think that people development occurs once a year in performance reviews. That's not even close. It should be a daily event, integrated into every aspect of your regular goings-on. Customer visits are a chance to evaluate your sales force. Plant tours are an opportunity to meet promising new line managers. A coffee break at a meeting is an opening to coach a team member about to give his first major presentation. Think of yourself as a gardener, with a watering can in one hand and a can of fertilizer in the other. Occasionally you have to pull some weeds, but most of the time, you just nurture and tend. Then watch everything bloom."

~ Jack Welch
"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual"

~ Albert Einstein