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11 leadership tips from the top

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Looking for the last word when it comes to leadership? We consult the experts for insider advice.


  1. “I never stopped trying to become qualified for the job.” Darwin Smith, Kimberly-Clark (former CEO).

  3. “If your door is always closed and you are never available, your people will become disconnected from you and from your vision.” Peter Irvine, Gloria Jean’s Coffees.

  5. “The three most important qualities of leadership are vision, courage and tenacity. Other qualities are important, but lacking those three nothing will work.” Brian Tracy, business author.

  7. “Planning growth in your business also needs you to work on developing yourself as a manager and a leader. Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone and grow as a person as your business will be a reflection of you.” Duncan Lugstein, Corporate Technical Services.

  9. “Compared to high-profile leaders with big personalities who make headlines and become celebrities, the good-to-great leaders seem to have come from Mars.” Jim Collins, author of Good to Great.

  11. “The secret of success is determined by our daily agenda. Successful leaders understand that the success of a company is determined by the daily practice of what’s on that agenda.” John C Maxwell, author and leadership expert.

  13. “Leadership is definitely something that can be taught – but you need the confidence and the people skills to truly lead.” Anne-Marie Syme, FAST.

  15. “The most important thing in life is to be authentic and true to your own values, beliefs and personalities.” Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Housing and the Status of Women.

  17. "Entrepreneurs have the ability to dream about not only what is, they also dream about the possibilities of what is not.” Jane Mara, Intuitive Thinking.

  19. “The breakthrough was recognising that while I had a flair for the industry, success would only come from hard work and a strong sense of purpose” Sue Lloyd-Williams, Victoria Racing Club.

  21. “Power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, then you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher, former British PM.

So, if you’re looking to work on your business rather than being stuck in it, book in for a complimentary business assessment today with Switzer Business Coaching

Important information: This content has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. It does not constitute formal advice. For this reason, any individual should, before acting, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual’s objectives, financial situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.

Published on: Monday, May 24, 2010

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