Effective Leadership: Quote by Des Walsh | Jan 23, 2008 | General, Quotes | 3 comments If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!“When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.” Lao Tzu – from the website of socialDragon Share this... 3 Comments Brian Ward on February 15, 2008 at 2:21 am “Leadership is a decision, not a position” (my words) By this I mean, anyone can lead, and the question becomes, “lead where?”. A person can become a leader by leading people out of a crisis (Kennedy, Guilliani, Churchill, etc.), but I believe the mark of a true leader is one who can lead not just in a crisis, but also when there is no crisis. For that, to be a leader, you must have a ‘big idea’ that others will support and pursue (follow). Some notable examples include Richard Branson, Herb Kelleher, Jack Welch, Michael Dell, Fred Smith (FedEx). Des Walsh on January 25, 2008 at 11:07 pm Thanks Carlos Napoleon Bonaparte and leadership would make a whole blog or book or several. I have to say I never saw Napoleon’s leadership in the same light after I’d read War and Peace. Carlos Hernandez on January 25, 2008 at 4:42 am Recommended reading… “Fire Them Up” by Carmine Gallo of Gallo Communications. Carmine is a journalist/author who interviewed CEOs to discover how they came upon their leadership qualities. He quotes Napoleon Bonaparte…”A leader is a dealer of hope”.