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Leadership in Crisis and Change: Treat Your Team Like They Will Make a Difference and They Will.

Companies have been trying to add change management responsibilities to their existing human resources work load for years. The truth is that this model does not produce a desired outcome for many. Having a leadership communication strategy prepared has become a key element for crisis and change management success.

During this presentation, Cynthia Johnson will share her own experience with post acquisition change management, crisis management and communication, and remote team building. She will also be offering an interactive session on leadership in crisis communication and change management. Not to be missed!

 

Date: 15 September 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 7pm

Venue: Santa Clara, CA

Sign Up: HERE

 

About the Speaker:

Cynthia Johnson is an entrepreneur, marketing professional, columnist, and keynote speaker. She was previously Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2015. In July of 2015 RankLab was acquired by American Addiction Centers and Cynthia is now their Director of Brand Development. She is an adviser to nGage.social along side former Apple executive Bill Cleary, she is the Educational Director and Global Board member at Social Media Club, a member of YEC (Young Entrepreneurs Council), and committee member for the Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to cure Batten Disease. Cynthia’s work has been published in Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, and Entrepreneur.

She is a current contributing columnist for Entrepreneur, Search Engine Journal, Startup Grind, Business2Community, and several other industry specific publications. She speaks at several industry and motivational conferences each year, such as Pubcon, SMX West, and the Millennium Alliance’s Transformation CMO. She is currently co-writing a book on the integration of search and social media.

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121 Inspirational Leadership Quotes

by Wendy Soon on July 28, 2016

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  1. “The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.” Charles De Gaulle, a French military general and statesman.
  2. “A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.” Golda Meir, an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman and politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
  3. “Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” Nolan Bushwell, an American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters chain.
  4. “Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.” W. Clement Stone, a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.
  5. “When placed in command, take charge.” Norman Schwarzkopf, a United States Army general.
  6. “Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.
  7. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell, an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership.
  8. “The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.” Barbara Sher, a speaker, career/lifestyle coach, and best-selling author of seven books on goal achievement.
  9. “Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.” Tom Hopkins, a millionaire by the time he was twenty-seven.
  10. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” John D. Rockefeller, an American industrialist and philanthropist.
  11. “Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.” Bo Bennett a United States Senator from Utah.
  12. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John C. Maxwell, an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership.
  13. “Be the chief but never the lord.” Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and Writer.
  14. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” the preeminent leader of the Indian nationalism in British-ruled India.
  15. “Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.” James Cash Penny, an American businessman and entrepreneur who founded the J. C. Penney stores.
  16. “To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.” Aristottle Onassis, was a Greek shipping magnate.
  17. “It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” Dee Hock, the founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association.
  18. “A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.” Henry A. Kissinger, an American diplomat and political scientist.
  19. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” Joseph Cossman, a successful marketing expert.
  20. “When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and Writer.
  21. “Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.” Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author.
  22. “Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders.” Steve Ballmer, an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014.
  23. “If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man’s greatest asset.” Harvey S. Firestone, an American businessman, and the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
  24. “Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.” Thomas Szasz, an American academic, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.
  25. “The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” Ken Olsen, an American engineer who co-founded Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957 with colleague Harlan Anderson.
  26. “It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.” Henry A. Kissinger, an American diplomat and political scientist.
  27. “Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.” Warren Bennis, an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.
  28. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” J. P. Morgan, an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance.
  29. “The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.” Cyril Falls, a military historian noted for his work on the First World War.
  30. “I have always supported measures and principles and not men.” Davy Crockett, a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician.
  31. “Leaders grasp nettles.” David Ogilvy, an advertising executive who was widely hailed as “The Father of Advertising”.
  32. “You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.” An Wang, a Chinese American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories.
  33. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Arnold H. Glasow, an American general officer.
  34. “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” Laurance J. Peter, a Canadian educator and “hierarchiologist”.
  35. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.” .” Joseph Cossman, a successful marketing expert.
  36. “Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.” Bernard Baruch, an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant.
  37. “The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.” Henry Miller, an American writer.
  38. “Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.” Andy Grove, a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, author and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry.
  39. “I don’t know any other way to lead but by example.” Don Shula, a former professional American football coach and player.
  40. “If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.” Chesty Puller, a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and fought in World War II and the Korean War.
  41. “There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.” Shiv Khera, an Indian author of self-help books, including You Can Win, and an activist.
  42. “Character in leadership is the most important balance for leadership. Without character, leaders have no safety. Leadership has no protection without character.” Mylas Munroe, a Bahamian Evangelical Christian evangelist
  43. “Management’s job is to convey leadership’s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.” Jeffrey Gitomer, an American author, professional speaker, and business trainer
  44. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” Stephen Covey, American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.
  45. “If you don’t understand that you work for your mislabeled ‘subordinates’, then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.” Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association.
  46. “There are good leaders who actively guide and bad leaders who actively misguide. Hence, leadership is about persuasion, presentation and people skills.” Shiv Khera, an Indian author of self-help books, including You Can Win, and an activist.
  47. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” Ken Blanchard, an American author and management expert.
  48. “Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret of Sam Walton’s ability to achieve team synergy.” Michael Bergdahl, an author and professional business speaker.
  49. “I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, ‘Where am I needed most?’” Mike Pence, an American politician and attorney
  50. “The biggest difference is in the leadership. It was better for us. We had more coaches and mentors to help us. A lot of the younger players today suffer from a lack of direction.” Isaiah Thomas, an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
  51. “Power should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.” Herb Kelleher, the co-founder, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of Southwest Airlines.
  52. “We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing selfishness, immorality and materialism.” George W. Romney, an American businessman and Republican Party politician.
  53. “Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.” Donald Rumsfeld, an American politician and businessman.
  54. “Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.” Paul Keating, an Australian politician who was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia
  55. “Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can’t be angry all day.” Vicente Del Bosque, one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time.
  56. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Theodore Hesburgh, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years.
  57. “To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.” Christine Lagarde, a French lawyer and Union for a Popular Movement politician
  58. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu,  an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.
  59. “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Ronald Reagan, an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
  60. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” Thomas Aquinas, was an Italian Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church.
  61. “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” Colin Powell, an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army.
  62. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” Henry Ford, an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company.
  63. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis, an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.
  64. “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” George Washington Carver, an American botanist and inventor.
  65. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
  66. “Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.” Deepak Chopra, an Indian American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.
  67. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” .” Henry Ford, an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company.
  68. “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” Chris Hadfield, a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space.
  69. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.
  70. “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
  71. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Ray Kroc, an American businessman and philanthropist.
  72. “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, an American general officer.
  73. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs, an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor.
  74. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Steve Jobs, an American information technology entrepreneur and inventor.
  75. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy, an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
  76. “Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” Paul Hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist.
  77. “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.” Jean-Paul Sartre, a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic.
  78. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
  79. “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” Theodore Roosevelt, an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
  80. “High expectations are the key to everything.” Sam Walton, an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club.
  81. “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” Harold S. Geneen, an American businessman most famous for serving as president of the ITT Corporation.
  82. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton, an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club.
  83. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” Henry A. Kissinger, an American diplomat and political scientist.
  84. “A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
  85. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Theodore Roosevelt, an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
  86. “If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.” William James, an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.
  87. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” Peter Drucker, Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author.
  88. “If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” Tom Peters, an American writer on business management practices, best known for In Search of Excellence.
  89. “To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.” John H. Johnson, an American businessman and publisher. He was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company.
  90. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” Harold S. Geneen, an American businessman most famous for serving as president of the ITT Corporation.
  91. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” Stephen Covey, an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker.
  92. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” David Joseph Schwartz, an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.
  93. “How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.” David Joseph Schwartz, an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.
  94. “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” Mary Kay Ash, an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
  95. “I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.” R. Buckminster Fuller, an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor.
  96. “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” Roy E. Disney, a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company, which his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney founded.
  97. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” J. P. Morgan, an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance.
  98. “I am a general. My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.” Vladimir Horowitz, a Russian-born American classical pianist and composer.
  99. “I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.” Newt Gringrich, an American politician and political consultant.
  100. “Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.” Chester W. Nimitz, a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet.
  101. “Leadership does not depend on being right.” Ivan Illich, an Austrian philosopher, Roman Catholic priest.
  102. “You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.” Phil Crosby, a businessman and author who contributed to management theory and quality management
  103. “If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.” William James, an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.
  104. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century.
  105. “No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.” W. Clement Stone, a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.
  106. “Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.” Larry Bird, an American retired professional basketball player
  107. “Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.” Jesse Jackson, an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician.
  108. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” Henry Ward Beecher, an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker.
  109. “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” Casey Stengel, an American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager.
  110. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwaight D. Eisenhower, an American politician and general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961.
  111. “It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.” Daniel Defoe, an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe.
  112. “Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” Mitt Romney, an American businessman and a politician.
  113. “The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.” Charles De Goulli, a French military general and statesman.
  114. “A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.” Golda Meir, an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman and politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
  115. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley, an American Hall of Fame basketball player.
  116. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell, an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership.
  117. “A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.” Henry A. Kissinger, an American diplomat and political scientist.
  118. “When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.
  119. “Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.” Omar N. Bradley, was a highly distinguished senior officer of the United States Army
  120. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” Pat Riley, an American professional basketball executive
  121. “Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.” Alan Autry, an American actor, politician, and former National Football League football player.

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Hacking Dreams and Teams: Steps to Take Today to Build Your Startup – Don Daglow

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