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12 Intriguing Quotes about Leadership

Posted by Louellen Essex on June 19, 2014 in Leadership

Quotes give us a new way to think about something. They promote awareness and insight. They inspire. Sometimes they trigger that “aha” moment. Here are some that will cause you to pause, reflecting on what leadership means to you.

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

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” – Max DePree

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.“– Alice Walker

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” – John Maxwell

“Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.” – Jesse Jackson

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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