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Here are some inspiring stories about leadership.
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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO Monkey See, Monkey Do The grass always looks greener On the other side of the fence Everything seems much brighter And leaves you in suspense Then you start believing What others have is better But what you don’t realize Is that those things don’t matter And in trying to achieve That goal of...
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MY MENTOR AND MY FRIEND Before I starting working for the Department of Building and Safety I worked for a homebuilder and would go to the Department to get building permits. That is how I met Dale. Dale is the Senior Plans Examiner for the Department and when he had a job opening in his section he encouraged me to apply for it. I was...
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MY HERO MY HERO My hero is my mom because she never gives up, takes on the responsibility of three kids, and teaches me that I can be independent. She got a divorce and had a heart attack and survived it. Here are some reasons why my mom is my hero; first, she never gives up. When we were in Illinois we were struggling...
SUBMITTED BY KAY.B
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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LEADERSHIP QUOTATIONS
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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

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“Leadership is a two-way street. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew.”

Grace Hopper

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“Great things can be achieved by leading through wisdom, empathy, and integrity—with no other agenda than humanity.”

Richard Branson

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“Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.”

Mark A. Clement

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“A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.”

Mark Yarnell

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“Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.”

Bill Bradley

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“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“A leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”

Beth Revis

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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

Peter F. Drucker

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“The greatest leaders are not necessarily the ones who do the greatest things. They are the ones that inspire others to do great things.”

Ronald Reagan

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'leadership'.
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Lorenca Hernandez There are alot of heroes in this world we just don't recognize them. There are two types of heroes , the ones with superpowers and the daily life ones. My grandma is one of them. My first trait that I describe my grandma as a hero is her being motivating. Whenever I go to mexico I always see my grandma motivating...
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Rita M Rita McCann is my hero because she always has a positive attitude. She always puts people in a good mood when they are sad. She reaches out out to you when you are lonely. She helps me with problems and always make me smile again. She inspires me because she shows me how to be yourself. She is caring, kind,...
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Nofo E My hero is Nofo E. He is a man of God and he truly cares about the lives of men. He was the men's ministry leader at our church in southern California. He finished his theology degree and accepted an advanced position with a church in Hawaii. Wherever this man goes, people smile. He knows how to listen and he is...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Peou Lun from Cambodia SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
True leader is enable to lead him/herself well.

Bob C. from Pig's Knuckle, AR JANUARY 4, 2013
Leadership creates action out of intention.

Elmer J Carreño from Jersey city, N.J NOVEMBER 29, 2012
"Great Leaders make followers into Great Leaders."

Diane from USA MAY 8, 2012
In order to lead, others must follow. I won't follow anyone who takes credit, but not blame.

Gerald T. from UpState NY APRIL 24, 2012
Anyone can be placed in a Leadership position... but that doesn't necessarily make them the Leader. True Leaders are granted Leadership by those that TRUST them.

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