Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Relationships

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of the relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles and positions.

- Margaret Wheatley

Courtesy of HeartQuotes

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Good Leaders

Good Leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that's what gives their work meaning. - Warren Bennis

- Courtesy of HeartQuotes

Editorial - If a person is to be included he/she must be able to make a contribution, i.e. to lead, at least at the time of contributing in a way that makes a difference. So, organizationally, it is fair to say that "feeling centered" is experiencing that one is neither solely a leader nor a follower but a complete leader-follower.