In an interview Bryan Roberts said:

“You’re going to make some wrong decisions. The question is how well and quickly do you deal with them.”

(NYT Oct. 15, 2017)

Mistakes are part of life. No wonder that the letter “M” of the Leadership alphabet stands for Mistakes. Make them!

What distinguishes us as leaders from all the other people is …. our response to those mistakes. Life and making mistakes go hand in hand. Leadership and life go hand in hand. But what makes leadership different from life in general is our reaction to our mistakes.

Be Respons-able.

That will make you a leader.

Now you know what I’ve chosen for the letter “M”. Maybe you have chosen the same. Please scroll down and read what word I’ve chosen for the other letters.

Letters H – P:  


“People value honesty most of all”. – Dion Weisler

I: Intuition

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” – Jonas Salk

J: Joy

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Jalaluddin Rumi

K: Kindness

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer

L: Lift up

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

M: Make Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

N: No

“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” – Tony Blair

O: Opportunity

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

P: Power

“Power isn’t control at all–power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” – Beth Revis