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Bridge quotes

Some final thoughts….

“The fundamental state of leadership is the movement toward ever-increasing level of personal and collective integrity. Ever-increasing integrity is the source of life for individuals and groups. Ever-increasing integrity is the alpha and omega of leadership.”

“He made a fundamental choice to close off his exits and commit to the challenges before him. As a result, he had a new stance, a new outlook, and a new way to behave. The organizational chart that made sense a few minutes ago, did not make sense now. He had entered the state of authentic engagement and was seeing a new reality.”

“Being humble is often associated with weakness or lack of power. Real humility comes when we see the world as it really is. The real world is a world of connectedness, of moving flows of power. When we transcend our own egos, when out outer self and our inner self connect, we experience increased integrity, increased oneness, and greater connectedness. At such moments, we feel greatness.”

“For a vision to move others, it must deeply touch their reality and hopes. The vision will be credible because it is not a “castle in the sky” but it is grounded in their lived experiences, in their bread and salt.”

“It is a process of continuous learning, integration, and action with course correction as we go along.”

Reference: Quinn, Robert E. (2004). Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing, Co.


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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