45 More Tips, Tricks and Quotes




  1. Know thyself
  2. One nasal inhalation for every one jerk in front of you
  3. Stay calm even in stressful situations. You will make better decisions
  4. Avoid one upping someone. Instead, just listen. 
  5. Create systems others can easily understand and repeat
  6. Write it down–or it didn’t happen
  7. Find one thing good about each person you meet
  8. NO ONE has ALL of the answers
  9. Do not try to be everything to everyone
  10. Delegate things you dislike and even some things you like
  11. Trust others with proof that you have gathered about them
  12. Do one thing at a time very well
  13. Be present with each person in front of you
  14. Teach others to treat you well
  15. Lead by example. Don’t preach what you won’t practice
  16. Have a reason ..and explain “the why” to others
  17. Reach for the stars. Set high goals, and believe they are achievable.
  18. Know your principles and beliefs and stand by them. However, be ready to bend and flex on some beliefs that are no longer are needed.
  19. Address negative behavior in a professional manner
  20. Praise publicly
  21. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree
  22. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality—Warren Bennis
  23. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
  24. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way—John Maxwell
  25. Leadership is lifting a person & a vision to high sights, the raising of a person & performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker
  1. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis
  2. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position —Brian Tracy
  3. Criticize the act, not the person – Mary Kay Ash
  4. You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey
  5. The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln
  6. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter
  7. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold,but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn
  8. 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
  9. Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘make me feel important. ’ Never forget this message when working with people. – Mary Kay Ash
  10. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions,and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. S/He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. DouglasMacArthur
  11. Include everyone who tries hard and wants to play 
  12. Take the plunge, but make sure you check the depth first
  13. Never say never
  14. Never say you can’t
  15. Watch others’ behaviors like a hawk
  16. Observe others’ leadership styles and emulate the parts you admire
  17. Be intentional, otherwise you will do the same thing you always did
  18. Do random acts of kindness for others and for yourself
  19. Smile often
  20. Learn every day


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Be Well!

Dr. Lisa Knowles