By Pauline Shirley, Leaders
“You don’t manage people; you manage
things. You lead people.” – Admiral Grace Hopper
Light your leadership fire. It will influence countless others for
years to come. People in corporate management positions, say, “Give
me an enthusiastic employee with a good attitude – any day!”
Employees in those same corporations say, ‘Give me a manager/boss
who appreciates what I do, treats me well, and I will willingly
and enthusiastically work my hardest!”
How do you narrow this gap?
By making sure all managers are also leaders. They become leaders
because they learn integrity, humility, commitment, organization
and self-discipline. More importantly, they become leaders because
they show concern about their employees. They coach and mentor.
They motivate and inspire. They are positive role models. They know
the value of the individual and express it without hesitation. They
light their own leadership fire!
“This article was excerpted from “Light Your Leadership
Fire” presentation and workshop by Pauline Shirley, who presents,
speaks and trains from rich leadership experiences. She is president
of Leaders On Fire of richardson, Texas, whose mission is to prepare
emerging leaders for today, tomorrow and the future. Ms. Shirley
may be reached at 972-644-6430 or at
Copyright © MMV Pauline Shirley