Robert K. Greenleaf Quotes

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Robert K. Greenleaf Quotes

Leadership must first and foremost meet the needs of others.
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Ego can't sleep. It micro-manages. It disempowers. It reduces our capability. It excels in control.

— Robert K. Greenleaf

Ego focuses on one's own survival, pleasure, and enhancement to the exclusion of others; ego is selfishly ambitious. It sees relationships in terms of threat or no threat, like little children who classify all people as "nice" or "mean." Conscience, on the other hand, both democratizes and elevates ego to a larger sense of the group, the whole, the community, the greater good. It sees life in terms of service and contribution, in terms of others' security and fulfillment.

— Robert K. Greenleaf

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.

— Robert K. Greenleaf

The best leaders are clear. They continually light the way, and in the process, let each person know that what they do makes a difference. The best test as a leader is: Do those served grow as persons; do they become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become leaders?

— Robert K. Greenleaf

The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee

— Robert K. Greenleaf

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