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Summary: Maxims have an illustrious history in annuals of leadership. Applying less-is-more principle of expression, maxims can trigger action, guide behavior and promote values. A renown leadership expert offers 25 maxims that he has composed, maxims that can enrich your leadership awareness and effectiveness.
25 Leadership Maxims by Brent Filson
"We will never know how really good we are as leaders unless we are leading people to be better than they think they are."
"Poor performance is less harmful to a leader than mediocre performance disguised as good performance."
"Most leaders are striving to get wrong results or right results in wrong ways."
"The lowest forms of leadership involve rewards and punishments."
"Getting along is not necessarily getting results."
"If you can't feel it, you can't lead it, and they won't do it."
"Leadership is trim tab of all careers."
"Leadership is seeing hope in any adversity."
"To make a difference, be difference."
"In leadership, you don't have to expect worse, you just have to make most of it when it happens."