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A good leader is... A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
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A man must be... A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
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A word of encouragement... A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
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Everything rises and falls... Everything rises and falls on leadership.
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Everything you now do... Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do. Some people don’t want to believe that. But if you’re over age twenty-one, your life is what you’re making of it. To change your life, you need to change your priorities.
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Family and friendships are... Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.
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For more than a... For more than a decade, I led an organization that put on an elaborate Christmas program each December. It was a big production, with over 250 people participating in more than 20 performances. By the end of the season, everyone who participated was exhausted.
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Great leaders always seem... Great leaders always seem to embody two seemingly disparate qualities. They are both highly visionary and highly practical.
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I vividly remember a... I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn't. In fact, I didn't even know you were supposed to have one.
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Inability to make decisions... Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.
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Leaders must be close... Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
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Leadership is not about... Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. 
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Most people don't like... Most people don't like change. They revolt against it unless they can clearly see the advantage it brings. For that reason, when good leaders prepare to take action or make changes, they take people through a process to get them ready for it.
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People buy into the... People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. 
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Ranking among the greatest... Ranking among the greatest Christmas movie classics, 'It's a Wonderful Life' tells a beautiful story about the priceless value of relationships.
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Teamwork makes the dream... Teamwork makes the dream work.
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The higher you want... The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership. The greater the impact you want to make, the greater your influence needs to be.
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