While the Tuesday Tidbit will continue here on my soon-to-be-updated blog (yay!), I am winding down the share I do each week with my team as early retirement is just around the corner!  This week, I thought I would share quotes from some of my favorite leadership authors’ books:

Real leadership, in other words, is an extreme act rooted in love and motivated by a desire to create a better world – whether it’s the world of your company, team, neighborhood or family. –Steve Farber in “Greater Than Yourself

Thus, the best way any leader can demonstrate their love for their team is to help each person discover their strengths and provide an opportunity for that person to utilize them. When you create a system that provides a way for your people to shine you not only bring out the best in them but in the team and the company as well. – Jon Gordon in “The Energy Bus

When I know the leaders in my organization, believe in them, encourage them, and help them to succeed, it helps to strengthen their belief in themselves…People almost always rise to meet your level of expectations. Believe in them, and they will rise to fulfill that belief. –John C. Maxwell in “Developing The Leaders Around You

Encouraging the heart, then, is about the dichotomous nature of leadership.  It’s about toughness and tenderness. Guts and grace. Firmness and fairness. Fortitude and gratitude. Passion and compassion. Leaders must have courage themselves and they must impart it to others. – James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner in “Encouraging The Heart

If you haven’t read any of the above books, I encourage you to follow the links above and check them out! What author, book or quote would you add?

Tuesday Tidbits are weekly messages I send to my leadership team. They are generally short & sweet, often focused on leadership or teamwork, always positive and, hopefully, motivational. I hope you also find some meaning in them.