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1 Educational Approval Board

2 Foundations for Legendary Leadership Capturing the Essence of Excellence.

3 BUILD A LEGACY: “Cultivate in yourself the qualities you admire most in others.” Arnold Glason

4 Presented by the Two Faces of “E”… Management Training Seminars 6520 York Heights Waterloo, WI

5 Professor and Corporate Trainer Elaine Estervig Beaubien

6 And E. K. Barber…

7 CRAFT A LEGEND: “Leadership is action, not a position.” Donald H. McGannon

8 A = Attitude "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind." William James

9 A = Attitude ““Whether you think you can or think you can't, you’re right." Henry Ford

10 A = Attitude "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." Charles F. Kettering

11 A = Attitude “It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai Steveneson

12 B = Brain “Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” Confucius

13 B = Brain "The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write...they are those that cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." Alvin Toffler “Learn to pause...or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.” Doug King

14 C = Communication “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw

15 C = Communication “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Lee Iacocca.

16 C = Communication “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more or less.” Humpty Dumpty to Alice in Through the Looking Glass

17 D = Diversity “One cannot build a rich and full orchestra with just one instrument. Harmony by definition requires multiple notes” Elaine Estervig Beaubien

18 “If a person is sitting backward on a horse, why do we assume that it’s the person who is backward, not the horse?”

19 “People who dance appear to be insane to those who can’t hear the music.” George Carlin

20 D = Diversity “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.” Emile Chartier

21 E – Empowerment “A leader is best when people barely know she exists…when her work is done, her aim is fulfilled, they will say, ‘We did this ourselves.’” Lao-tzu

22 E = Empowerment "Our research suggests that those companies that consider the people who work for them to be cannon fodder are at a strategic disadvantage." David Scarborough

23 E = Empowerment "A good leader inspires others with confidence in her; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves!"

24 E = Empowerment “Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker

25 E = Empowerment “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” Kenneth Blanchard

26 F = Failure “You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there." Edwin Louis Cole

27 F – Failure “A person can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” John Burroughs

28 G = Goals “No one ever pulled a rabbit out of a hat without putting one in there in the first place.”

29 G = Goals "Can you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here," asked Alice. "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat.

30 G = Goals “You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra

31 H = Humor “A workplace without laughter is a workplace without inspiration.” Chad Dickerson

32 H – Humor “Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes thing more acceptable for a while.”

33 H = Humor “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." Dwight D.Eisenhower

34 H = Humor Celebrate what you want to see more of…

35 I – Integrity "Always do what is right. It will gratify most of the people and astound the rest." Mark Twain

36 I = Integrity “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you." Warren Buffet

37 J – Justice “The sword of justice has no scabbard.” Antione De Riveral

38 J = Justice “It’s the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.” Earl Warren

39 K – Knowledge “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” Woodrow Wilson

40 K = Knowledge “Knowledge itself is power.” Francis Bacon

41 K = Knowledge “Knowing more is the first step to doing more.”

42 K = Knowledge "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." Derek Bok

43 L - Listen "By providing each of us with an enormous need to be heard, our egos overwhelm any desire to hear." Kevin J. Murphy

44 L = Listen “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people." Woodrow Wilson

45 L – Listen “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” Brenda Ueland

46 L = Listen “You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie

47 M – Motivate "Human Nature has been sold short...[humans have] a higher nature which includes the need for meaningful work, for responsibility, for creativeness, for being fair and just, for doing what is worthwhile and for preferring to do it well." Abraham Maslow

48 M = Motivation “It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it.” Somerset Maugham

49 M = Motivation “When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' One of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.” John W. Gardner

50 N – Nutrition Leadership requires energy…energy must be fueled. You must feel good to project confidence, life, and vitality.

51 O = Orchestrate Change “When you are through changing, are through.” Bruce Barton

52 O – Orchestrate Change “Change makes up stupider…relatively speaking” Dilbert

53 O = Orchestrate Change “When the rate of change outside an organization is greater than the rate of change inside, the end is near.” Jack Welch

54 O = Orchestrate Change “The road is filled with flat dead squirrels who couldn’t make up their mind”

55 O = Orchestrate Change “Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln

56 P – Productivity “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

57 Q – Quality “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, it is a habit” Aristotle

58 Q = Quality “Quality is never an accident; it’s always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” Willa A. Foster

59 R – Retreat and Reflect “When you’re standing at the edge of a cliff, a step forward is not progress.”

60 R = Reflection “Some people are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.”

61 S – Stress for Success “A diamond is a lump of coal that made good under pressure”

62 S = Stress for Success “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln.

63 T = Team Builder “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pine

64 T – Team Builder "There is no limit to what can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit."

65 U – Understanding “Usually a person relates to another under the tacit assumption that the other shares his view of reality, that indeed there is only one reality." Paul Watzlawick

66 U = Understanding "Nothing is so simple that it can’t be misunderstood." Jr. Teague

67 V – Vision “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

68 V = Vision "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single person contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

69 V = Vision “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you’re a leader.” John Quincy Adams

70 V = Vision "If you chase two rabbits, both will escape."

71 V = Vision “You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." Alvin Toffler

72 W = Warm Fuzzies “If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny." Dee Hock

73 W – Warm Fuzzies “I can live for two years on a good compliment.” Mark Twain

74 W = Warm Fuzzies “Catch someone doing something right." Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

75 W = Warm Fuzzies “I have yet to find the person, however exalted their station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” Charles Schwab

76 X – “Ex”cellence “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence isn’t an act, it’s a habit” Aristotle

77 X – “Ex”cellence “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it’s an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water." John Gardner

78 X – “Ex”cellence "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." Mario Andretti

79 Y – Youth “Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way." William James

80 Y = Youth “The youth gets together the materials for a bridge to the moon, and at length the middle-aged man decides to make a woodshed with them.” Henry David Thoreau

81 Y = Youth “The child's philosophy is a true one. He does not despise the bubble because it burst; and he immediately sets to work to blow another one.” J. J. Procter

82 Z – Zest "Nobody ever sold anybody anything by boring them to death." David Ogilvy.

83 Z = Zest “When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn." John Wesley

84 Final Word “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

85 A Final Final Word "Individuals have made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when they plant shade trees under which they know full well they will never sit." D. Elton Trueblood


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