Tribute to an effective leader….

Today has been set aside to honor one of the most effective leaders in history.  Martin Luther King, Jr was a man of high character who led as well as he served. 

Since I never knew him, I can only judge him on his deeds and his words.  Below is a list of quotes about leadership by the late Martin Luther King, Jr. 

  1. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus

  2. A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan
  3. A labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence
  4. All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem

  5. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness

  6. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase

  7. I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good

  8. If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control

  9. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

  10. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”

  11. Means we use must be a pure as the ends we seek

Which quote is your favorite?  Which quote has the most meaning for you?  Which quote encourages you to change the way you lead?

Have a wonderful day leading and navigating your fishbowl!

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