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“... successful executives and effective leaders are open to feedback; they use it to explore where they are both intellectually and emotionally, and how that relates to who they want to be and need to be in their world; but they don't let it shape who they are. They know that all the really important answers are inside themselves.”
“Leaders have passion and are willing to show it.”
“... once you feel that power, the joy, and the results that come from freeing yourself up, then, if you're any kind of human being, and especially if you're a leader, you'll want other people to have that feeling. A leader has to find ways to help people have that feeling without giving up who he is.”
“Leaders have passion and they have a picture, a picture or vision at some distance from the current reality. They use their passion to move them toward that vision, whether it's something for their company, for themselves, or for some cause.”
“The leader is the primary keeper and originator of the vision, but it's her responsibility to help others own it, too, not to impose it.”
“... the leader has to strike a balance between, on the one hand, acknowledging success and helping people to feel good about what they've accomplished, and, on the other, creating or maintaining the discomfort necessary to keep people moving. ... The art of effective leadership lies in steering between complacency and discouragement.”
Sandy Linver, U.S. communications consultant, writer