Lou Ludwig Success Tips: The Leader Sets the Standards

The Leader Sets the Standards

Motivational Power Quote


The Leader Sets the Standards

“A general is just as good or as just as bad as the

troops under this command make him.”

General Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964, 5 Star

General US Army


As I see it . . . . . . .

The leader sets the standards


When a leader leads with integrity others will follow them, when a leader leads by indifference he will stand alone without support.


Leaders in every profession earn the right to lead . . . . Leadership by title or position puts the person in a leadership position but in itself does not create a leader or earns the person the right to lead.


True leaders earn the respect of the people that they lead and that respect earns the person the right to lead.


Businesses have an organizational chart of the formal leadership in the company. In many businesses there is informal leadership in the company . . . . a person that people go to for help or to get things done.


Sports teams have coaches and managers but there is someone on the team the recognized and the team leader.


The leader sets the standards . . . . for the team or the organization and as the leader leads . . . .so goes the team or the organization.


©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author





Comment balloon 6 commentsLou Ludwig • November 26 2012 06:51PM


the ability to teach, and to bring out greatness in others, that is leadership.  have a great week, Eric

Posted by Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®, Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona (DPR Realty LLC) almost 8 years ago

Lou Another wise quote to lead me though the day '


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 8 years ago

Lou, there is this concept of empowering our leaders.  It's sort of like a Presidential Inaugural, except then we start to pick on whoever the poor guy might be! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

I know that is true, probasbly why my office has done so well of the last few years and most mortgage companies aren't evn here any longer.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 8 years ago

Lou, reminds me of another quote, "Great leadership without great people is irrelevant!" Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 8 years ago

Your people (and your results) will always be a reflection of your leadership.  To think one achieves any success on his or her own is arrogant!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 8 years ago