As we gear towards the launch on June 21 of 64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World, I’m going to post some extracts and highlights from the book as tasters. I have stood on some mighty shoulders on my own leader’s journey, and today I share some of their wisdom from the text. In order of appearance.
“To lead is to listen, to pay attention to every detail, to decide.”
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“My army won because they knew what they were fighting for and loved what they knew.”
Oliver Cromwell, British leader, soldier, politician
“Look, don’t see, listen, don’t hear.
The more you engage, the longer you survive.”
“Enthusiasm is the emotion that offers us the greatest happiness, the only one that offers it to us, the only one able to sustain human destiny in whatever situation destiny places us.”
Madame de Staël
“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.”
Spanish Emperor Charles V
“Nothing succeeds like excess.”