Quote of the Week: Saying No
“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
Wowa! Two delegations of OneVoice Youth leaders met with fmr UK Prime Minister Tony Blair earlier today, where he warmly and enthusiastically endorsed the OneVoice Summit. A press release should come out soon. Blair is one of the most impressive global leaders, in my opinion highly under-appreciated by the British people, but then again, it [...]
Leadership is the process of bringing a new and generally unwelcome reality to an individual, organization or setting, and helping them successfully adapt to it. -Rony Heifetz (as quoted in a Harvard Kennedy School study (by Dutch Leonard) on Leadership in High Uncertainty Environments, as part of Young Global Leaders executive program. Other interesting insights [...]
Purpose is where your talents meet the need in the world. – Michelle Bouchard, explaining she has heard this maxim in an interview with StarLee Magazine re her leadership of Healthcorps, Mehmet Oz’s foundation to fight obesity and health crises.
Roger Martin, Dean at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, gave an interesting presentation at the Opening Plenary at the Skoll World Forum today: Whether or not Barack Obama is your President or, as is the case for me, another country’s leader, most of you, I suspect, watched the President’s inauguration speech [...]
My father taught me a very important lesson when I was a girl growing up in East Germany. He said, “Always be more than you appear and never appear to be more than you are.” -as told to Bono (U2) and captured by him in a New York Times opinion piece. New York Times November [...]