Friday, November 4, 2011
DONT QUOTE ME BUT HAPPY INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER MANAGERS DAY!
Effective Volunteer management is about leadership
"Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world."
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
John Quincy Adams
"Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm."
Effective Volunteer management is about Action
"To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg."
"Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way."
"Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs."
Effective Volunteer Management is inspiring
Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
"The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be."
Effective volunteer management brings about change
"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
Effective Volunteer Management is bold!
"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed."
"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."
"It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty."
Effective Volunteer Management makes a difference
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ~Anne Frank
"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." ~Leo R
And Finally for Volunteer Managers around the globe:
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~William James
Posted by DJ Cronin