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25 Quotes On Leadership

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Have you noticed the lack of leadership around these days?  Whether it is in government, schools or any organization, it seems that vision is lacking and many do not have a clear idea of where they are going.  I don’t need to remind you (you are already aware) of how much “passing the buck” goes on these days. No one wants to take responsibility, it seems, and accountability plays second fiddle to an attitude of “taking care of self first”.

It is time for us to develop a healthy picture of what leadership is and how it can play out in lour lives. Everyone seems to have some idea of what leadership is or should be and certainly we recognize its absence. So, It is helpful to see how leadership or influence is seen through the eyes of different people from a variety of backgrounds and experience.

Here are some quotes for inspiration.

(1) “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

(2) “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

(3) “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humour, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

(4) “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

(5) “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” – Warren Bennis

(6) “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” –Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

(7) “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan, Hall of Fame basketball superstar

(8) “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy,

(9) “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr

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

(11) “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey,

(12) “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett, investor

(13) “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford,

(14) “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

(15) “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball coach

(16) “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado,

(17) “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”. Theodore Roosevelt,

(18) “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach

(19) “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” Indri Naozi

(20) “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” – Vince Lombardi

(21) “People have to trust you. You have to build in trust for people.” – Jack Welsch

(22) “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.” — Queen Victoria

(23) “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas?”
— Margaret Thatcher,

(24)  “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
— Rosa Parks, civil rights activist

(25() “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”
— Warren Bennis, scholar and leadership expert

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Diane Lynne enjoys traveling, learning, pursuing a debt-free life. She also loves hanging out with family, friends and being with her dog Skye. Diana is a Quebec City girl. who loves living life.  You can connect with her at livingandstuff.ca


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