Quotes on Leadership

“Extraordinary achievers compare themselves with their potential.” – Andy Andrews‏

“In order to get what you’ve never had, you must be willing to do what you have never done.” – Andy Andrews

“If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organise the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

“Accept that not everyone will understand you, that every soul is its own equation. While you may be little more than senseless gibberish to some, others will need only a single look to get a grasp of who you are. Never dull, dumb down or adjust yourself to fit somewhere you don’t belong.” – Beau Taplin

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

“It helps if you remember that everyone is doing their best from their level of consciousness.” – Deepak Chopra

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dweight D. Eisenhower

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” George S. Patton

“To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.” – Harry Truman

“One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure.” – Howard Schultz

“In the end, the extent of your influence depends on the depth of your concern for others.” – John C. Maxwell

“Leadership is influence.” – John C. Maxwell

“The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him, but the number of people he serves.” – John C. Maxwell

“You have got to love your people more than your position.” – John C. Maxwell

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden

“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they are having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society.” – Larry Page

“If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There is no difference in how seriously you take the job.” – Martha Stewart

“Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” – Mitt Romney

“Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” – Peter G. Northouse

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

“Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” – Richard Branson

“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – Steve Jobs

“Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline… Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness. Exercise of humaneness alone results in weakness. Fixation on trust results in folly. Dependence on the strength of courage results in violence. Excessive discipline and sternness in command result in cruelty. When one has all five virtues together, each appropriate to its function, then one can be a leader.” – Sun Tzu

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” – Thomas Jefferson

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky, they are doing something differently than everyone else.” – Tony Robbins

“Consider becoming the type of energy that no matter where you go, or who you are with, you always add value to the spaces and lives of those around you.” – Unknown

“Strong people do not put others down. They lift them up.” – Unknown

“Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself.” – Unknown

“You will meet many types of people in your life. You will meet delicate flowers, raging oceans, quiet forests, towering mountains, and colourful skies. You will meet thunderstorms, you will meet lightning. They will knock you down, they will leave you breathless. You will meet sunrises, you will meet gardens. They will give you light, they will take you on adventures. Explore them. Get lost with them. They all have something different to teach you.” – Unknown

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort.” – Vince Lombardi

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

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