If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader
Instructions: Select one of the following quotes:
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” (John Quincy Adams, as cited by Josephson, 2012).
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others” (Jack Welch, as cited by Lowe, 2008, p. 88).
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves” (Eleanor Roosevelt, as cited in Famous Leadership Quotes, n.d.).
“You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization” (Roddick, 1991).
“A leader … is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind” (Mandela, 2000).
Address the following questions:
Which quote really spoke to you, and how might it influence the way you view the leadership, power, and authority with which you have been entrusted?
How could it help guide and shape your personal leadership style?
How might you use these approaches to effect change in health care as a leader?
How might these quotes, plus your knowledge of servant leadership, help you create a culture where diversity, ethics, and inclusion are valued?
Use at least two references and add citations.