Learders are made not born. The full quote came from Vince Lombardi, who said, “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” I have read and heard many quotes about leadership and the qualities of a good leader. Jon Gordon is one of his weekly newsletters outlined the following differences between a good leader and a great leader. He stated that challenging times require leaders who can lead others through the challenges. Now more than ever we need great leadership in our government, schools, businesses, hospitals and organizations. Good leadership won’t suffice. We need great leadership. There is a difference.
Good leaders get people to believe in them.
Great leaders inspire people to believe in themselves.
Good leaders say “Watch what I can do.”
Great leaders say “Let me show you what you can do.”
Good leaders catch fish for others so they can eat today.
Great leaders teach people how to fish so they can eat for a lifetime.
Are you good or great?
After ending my corporate career as a Vice President of Loss Prevention I started an Executive Seach Firm specializing in the placement of security and asset proteection executives domestically and internationally.