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1000 Great Quotes for Business, Management and Training: Role Models


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy quotable quotes for use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 themes including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is role models.

"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints in the sands of time."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807-1882)

"Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by which they are willling to be judged."
Frederick Smith, British politician (1872-1930)

"The core leadership strategy is simple: be a model. Commit yourself to
your own personal mastery. Talking about personal mastery may open people's minds somewhat, but actions always speak louder than words. There's nothing more powerful you can do to encourage others in their quest for personal mastery than to be serious in your own quest."
Peter Senge, US management author, presenter (b.1947)

"Become a role model. Like a good doctor, keep learning. Demonstrate that you are a synthesiser, or better yet a humaniser, rather than merely an analyser or energiser by participating in the interactive dialogue and
defining part of your work as developing people and teams."
Michael Maccoby, US management author, psychologist (b.1933)

"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."
Confucius, Chinese philosopher, teacher (551-479 BC)

"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the
ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be
found only in studying the exemplary."
Warren Bennis, US management author, presenter (b.1925)

"People have more need for models than critics."
Scott Simmerman, US management consultant (b. 1948)

"Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good
Mark Twain, US author (1835-1910)

Previous quotes from the archive

June quotes: risk

May quotes: resistance

April quotes: relationhips

March quotes: reflection

February quotes: recognition

January quotes: questions

December quotes: quality

November quotes: problems

October quotes: presentation

September quotes: predictions

August quotes: power

July quotes: possibility

June quotes: planning

May quotes: passion

April quotes: paperwork

March quotes: pace

February quotes: opportunity

January quotes: motivation

December quotes: mistakes

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP.


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