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Number One Habit You Need To Develop To Become A Great Leader

It’s not just about being authentic, showing integrity and humility.

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BY Gordon Tredgold - 11 Sep 2017

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If you want to be a great leader then you need to have great leadership qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., and you need to deliver.

At the end of the day, great leadership is all about getting results.

That doesn't mean the end justifies the means, but it does mean that if you don't deliver it's probably going to have a negative impact on your career.

Here are 41 thoughts on achieving results, why they are important, what you need to think about to achieve them, and also what you need to do to help them become a habit.

  1. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. Peter Drucker
  2. You don't get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results. Bill Parcells
  3. Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. Shiv Khera
  4. You don't get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results. Mike Hawkins
  5. Culture drives great results. Jack Welch
  6. Most businesses think that product is the most important thing, but without great leadership, mission and a team that delivers results at a high level, even the best product won't make a company successful. Robert Kiyosaki
  7. Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire teammates and customers. Robin S. Sharma
  8. Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson
  9. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results. Wade Boggs
  10. The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Vince Lombardi
  11. However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. Unknown
  12. Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results. There's a season for sowing a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which. Gary Ryan Blair
  13. All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter. Sai Baba
  14. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein
  15. Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture. Ken Robinson
  16. I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. Michael Jordan
  17. I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. Florence Nightingale
  18. Big results require big ambitions. Heraclitus
  19. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James
  20. You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. Chuck Yeager
  21. Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Clay Clark
  22. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? Max de Pree
  23. Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. George S. Patton
  24. People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. Albert Einstein
  25. The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. James Dean
  26. The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Tony Robbins
  27. Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results. Ernest Shackleton
  28. The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply. Denis Waitley
  29. The combined results of several people working together is often much more effective than could be that of an individual scientist working alone. John Bardeen
  30. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. James Lane Allen
  31. I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch. Jose Mourinho
  32. Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson's administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's brilliant 'whiz kids' tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results. Thomas Sowell
  33. Managers today have to do more with less, and get better results from limited resources, more than ever before. Brian Tracy
  34. If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results. Tony Robbins
  35. Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership. Bill Owens
  36. Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. Diane Arbus
  37. People who produce good results feel good about themselves. Ken Blanchard
  38. Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort. Charles J. Givens
  39. I have a foundational belief that business results start with culture and your people. Douglas Conant
  40. Leadership is a mindset that shifts from being a victim to creating results. Any one of us can demonstrate leadership in our work and within our lives. Robin S. Sharma
  41. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Unknown

if you want to be remembered as a great leader then you need to deliver results. You need to make sure you get your teams into the right mindset and build belief, you need them to take action, and then you need to recognize their efforts to make your success sustainable.