From inspiring leaders from around the world, these leadership quotes will push you to take charge.
As human beings who are constantly evolving and growing, we are always striving to be better and to create a better world for those who come after us. But being a leader is no easy job. Whether you’re aiming to be the CEO of a million-dollar company or just trying to set a good example for your family, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are many qualities of a good leader, but according to the Center for Creative Leadership, good leaders encompass ten skills: integrity, the ability to delegate, communication, self-awareness, gratitude, learning agility, influence, empathy, courage, and respect.
While this all may seem like a lot, it all just comes down to being a good person who never gives up at wanting to make the world a better place, not just for themselves, but for everyone else. We rounded up these leadership quotes from notable leaders around the world that will provide you with a bit of inspiration on how to be a leader—and what being a good leader really means. If you’re looking for even more insight, make sure you also read up on these confidence quotes, strength quotes, and teamwork quotes.
1. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer
2. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead, anthropologist
3. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch, American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer
4. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” —Padmasree Warrior, CEO & founder of Fable
5. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
6. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and political leader
7. “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” —Unknown
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8. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor
9. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
10. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” —Mary D. Poole, author
11. “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” —General Montgomery, British Army Officer
12. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’ Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.” —Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube
13. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” —Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
14. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author
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15. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker
16. “Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace; it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business; it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.” —Kat Cole, COO & President of FOCUS Brands
17. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” —Ralph Nader, American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney
18. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Muriel Strode, poet
19. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German poet, playwright, and novelist
20. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.” —Lisa Cash Hanson, author and entrepreneur
21. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair, British politician
22. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.” —Joanne Ciulla, author and educator
23. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet
24. “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, former First Lady, American writer, and activist
25. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other.” —Joanna Horsnail, partner at Mayer Brown LLP
26. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker
27. “Education is the mother of leadership.” —Wendell Willkie, lawyer
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28. “You are never too small to make a difference.” —Greta Thunberg, environmental activist
29. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” —Ayn Rand, author
30. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Swope, American editor and journalist
31. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” —Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue
32. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams, former U.S. President
33. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” —Sara Blakely, founder & CEO of Spanx
34. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley, American politician and former professional basketball player
35. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” —Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, and speaker
36. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” —Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Chesterfield
37. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” —Stephen King, author
38. “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, author
39. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global
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40. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM
41. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady
42. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.” —Joanne Ciulla, American philosopher
43. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” —Faye Wattleton, American reproductive rights activist
44. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” —Dianne Feinstein, Senior United States Senator
45. “‘Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead.” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global
46. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple
47. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” —Dolly Parton, musician
48. “Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live.” —Kathleen Schafer, CEO of Human Being Store
49. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.” —Stanley McChrystal, retired United States Army General
50. “I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown.” —Rachael Chong, founder and CEO of Catchafire
51. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer
52. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” —Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher
53. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” —Harry Truman, former U.S. President
54. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author
55. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary
56. “One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are. I never think of myself as being a woman CEO of this company. I think of myself as a steward of a great institution.” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM
57. “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
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58. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President
59. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” —Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club
60. “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, quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers
61. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter F. Drucker, author and educator
62.“I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.” —Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
63.“If ‘leadership’ has come to be known as something much bigger than us, aligned to changing the world, then we are spending way too much time celebrating things that hardly anyone can do and not celebrating things we can do every day.” —Drew Dudley, founder of Day One Leadership
64. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. President
65. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
66. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” —Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister
67. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” —Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher
68. “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
69. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: It was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” —John Kenneth Galbraith, economist and diplomat
70. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence Movement leader
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71. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” —Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist
72. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —Margaret Fuller, American journalist and editor
73. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
74. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor
75. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” —Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankees outfielder & Hall of Fame baseball player
76. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” —Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State
77. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author
78. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur
79. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb, author
80. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.” —Travis Bradberry, author
81. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet, and aristocrat
82. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —Malala Yousafzai, activist
83. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” —Toni Morrison, author
84. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” —Charles S. Lauer, author and businessman
85. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” —E. Joseph Cossman, inventor and businessman
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86. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George Patton, general in the United States Army
87. “No leader sets out to be a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely – all your skills, gifts and energies – in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be, and to enjoy the process of becoming.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author
88. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.” —Angela Jiang, product manager
89. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” —Jocko Willink, American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy Officer
90. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist
91. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado, author and pastor
92. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward, writer
93. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author
94. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple
95. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” —Brandon Sanderson, author
96. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” —Tina Fey, actress, comedian, and writer
97. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” —Donald McGannon, broadcasting executive
98. “Hire character. Train skill.” —Peter Schutz, former president and CEO of Porsche
99. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller, author, activist, and lecturer
100. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —Stephen R. Covey, American educator
101. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.” —Robin Sharma, Canadian writer
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102. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” —Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer
103. “We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.” —Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat
104. “All leaders are readers.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur
105. “A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” —Nelson Mandela, revolutionary, statesman, and philanthropist
106. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama, former U.S. President
107. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett, investor
108. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison, American inventor
109. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer
110. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author
111. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life.” —Adam Grant, American psychologist and author
112. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” —Paul Polman, Dutch businessman
113. “There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author
114. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor
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"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." "A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."
Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity … out of discord, harmony … and out of difficulty, opportunity."
1. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” — John C Maxwell. A great leader has the ability to inspire action through proper guidance and mentorship and uses their knowledge to educate others along the way. A great leader also practises what they preach by also “going the way”.
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”
- "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." ( Maya Angelou)
- "Be yourself. ...
- “One person can make a difference.”
- "Keep your eyes on the prize."
- “Every day is a second chance.”
- "Tomorrow is another day."
- Goals. It should be no surprise that goals motivate us and inspire us. ...
- New. Choosing to learn something new every day will give you a reason to grown and change. ...
- Challenge. ...
- Truth. ...
- Determination. ...
- Laughter. ...
- Perseverance. ...
- “I'll be there.”
- “I love you.”
- “Maybe you're right.”
- “I trust you.”
- “Go for it.”
- “Got your back.”
- “How are you?”
- “I want you.”
- 1) Success is No Accident. ...
- 2) Success is Not Final, Failure is Not Fatal: it is the Courage to Continue that Counts. ...
- 3) Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count. ...
- 4) He Who is Not Courageous Enough to Take Risks Will Accomplish Nothing in Life. ...
- 5) Don't Wait for Opportunity, Create it.
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The quotation-based memes often touch on education and intelligence, and among the most ubiquitous is the following remark attributed to Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
- A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. — ...
- Where there is no vision, the people perish. — ...
- I must follow the people. ...
- You manage things; you lead people. —
Good leaders are uplifting. They praise employees for a job well done, taking time to coach and train if there are lapses in performance. In good times and bad, good leaders bring out the best in their employees by encouraging them to be their very best.
- "To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." ...
- "The mediocre teacher tells. ...
- "It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse." ...
- "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be."
A leader must have strong self-confidence. A person lacking in confidence can never be a good leader. A person must be confident enough to ensure others follow him. The leader must have confidence in his decisions and actions.
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If you want it, work for it. Grow through what you go through. Do it with passion or not at all. She believed she could, so she did.
Never give up hope under any circumstances or situations, no matter how bad it may seem right now, because there is hope, and things will get better if you don't give up. And, my friend, no matter what life hands you — believe in your worth and never give up. Better days will come you just have to believe and see.
“Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.” “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” “In order to write about life first you must live it.” “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”
- George Bernard Shaw: "Life isn't about finding yourself. ...
- Eleanor Roosevelt: "You must do the things you think you cannot do."
- Frank Lloyd Wright: "The truth is more important than the facts."
- Mother Teresa: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
“Thank Life For Happening, Thank Every Twist And Turn, There Is A Reason For Every Single Thing, There Is A Reason For Every Worry And Concern.” “Everything happens for a reason.
- "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." ...
- “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ...
- "I have no special talent. ...
- "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
But the most powerful motivator of all is fear. Fear is a primal instinct that served us as cave dwellers and still serves us today. It keeps us alive, because if we survive a bad experience, we never forget how to avoid it in the future. Our most vivid memories are born in fear.
“Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi. 19. "Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral, loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.”
You've got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else." “Be yourself, but always your better self.” “Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.” “Keep taking time for yourself until you're you again.”
- Believe in yourself! ...
- Talent is God given. ...
- Humility is the true key to success. ...
- Being real is what keeps me humble. ...
- Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. ...
- People always tell you, 'Be humble.
- Don't worry, be happy.
- You're not dead yet.
- Don't give up, ever.
- Dream big, believe bold!
- You deserve some cake.
- I appreciate your work.
- Just drink more coffee.
- Let's do this now.
“Be simple to fill life with abundance.” “In this complex modern world, it is impossible to be simple.” “The highest form of wisdom is to be simple and live in the beauty of love.” “Peace is simple, but it takes great courage to be simple and walk the path of peace.”
“The secret of success is a pleasant personality with a sincere enthusiastic attitude.” “Always let your talent do the talking. Never your tantrums.” “The secret of real success is to accept who you are, believe in it and stop trying to model yourself on someone else or what you think is expected of you.
- Fear of failure. ...
- Do what you're passionate for. ...
- Keep affirmations where you can see them. ...
- Leverage the power of rejection. ...
- Surround yourself with highly successful and motivated people. ...
- Never feel sorry yourself. ...
- Look for inspiration.
- Believe in yourself. Always stay true to what makes you unique and trust your gut. ...
- Work hard. Pure and simple. ...
- Take risks. It's O.K. to be afraid but you just have to plunge in anyway. ...
- Keep an open mind. ...
- Accept your limitations. ...
- Treat others with respect and kindness. ...
- Never stop dreaming.
Einstein's Equation for Success in Life: A=X+Y+Z.
- “It's not about perfect. It's about effort.” – ...
- “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”– ...
- “Focus on your goal. ...
- “You don't get what you wish for. ...
- “Do something now; your future self will thank you for later.” – ...
- “Don't try to be perfect. ...
- “Keep going. ...
- “Even the greatest were beginners.
- "Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it."
- "An uneasy conscience is a hair in the mouth."
- "When in doubt‚ tell the truth."
- "If you tell truth you don't have to remember anything."
“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”
Albert Einstein wrote: "A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness." His quote on a piece of paper sold for $1.3 million.
The Origin of Genius
In other words, genius is born only through nature and cannot be taught or made.
There is no one definition of genius. But many doctors study highly intelligent, or gifted, children to understand genius better. They define genius as a wealth of originality, creativity, and the ability to imagine or think in new ways and areas.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That witticism—I'll call it “Einstein Insanity”—is usually attributed to Albert Einstein.
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” MLK reminds us of the power we have as leaders to listen deeply and bring people together in discourse.
“A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” - Nelson Mandela.
Alexander the Great, often known as the “Man Who Conquered the World,” is widely regarded as the greatest military leader of all time. His leadership style, great presence of mind, battles, and vision is still being praised in the books of history.
A true leader makes an effort to help develop their team's skills so they can reach their full potential. They lead by example and establish strong, trusting relationships to ensure success within the team and for the organization as a whole.
Martin Luther (Germany)
"Peace if possible; truth at all costs." "You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the Word which the Lord Who receives sinners preaches to you." "We need to hear the Gospel every day because we forget it every day." "Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness; I am Your sin.
- " The purpose of our lives is to be happy." — Dalai Lama.
- " Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." — John Lennon.
- " Get busy living or get busy dying." — Stephen King.
- " You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." — Mae West.
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- "To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." ...
- "The mediocre teacher tells. ...
- "It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse." ...
- "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be."
Mahatma Gandhi left his mark on the world in more ways than one. The leader of India's independence movement achieved remarkable feats through a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would inspire millions around the world, including many of the people on this list.
Most Famous Leaders in the World
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- Steve Jobs. ...
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- Margaret Thatcher. ...
- John F.
Examples include Mahatma Gandhi, Oprah Winfrey, and Martin Luther King Jr. Reading about exceptional leaders is beneficial because it allows you to learn positive traits and behaviors to emulate. These individuals display sharp leadership skills and the best of leadership styles, and are the opposite of bad leaders.
Ultimately, a great leader creates and nurtures other leaders.” “A great leader posses a clear vision, is courageous, has integrity, honesty, humility and clear focus. He or she is a strategic planner and believes in teamwork.
1. Authoritative Leadership. The authoritative leader knows the mission, is confident in working toward it, and empowers team members to take charge just as she is. The authoritative leader uses vision to drive strategy and encourages team members to use their strengths and emerge as leaders themselves.
Good leaders possess self-awareness, garner credibility, focus on relationship-building, have a bias for action, exhibit humility, empower others, stay authentic, present themselves as constant and consistent, become role models and are fully present.