Daily Reflection and Inspiring Leadership Quotes

Reflection Challenge:

There are three fundamental questions that most of us, ultimately, want to know about Leadership: The first is “What is Leadership?” The second is “Can I learn to be a better leader or are people just born to be a leader? The third is How can I develop more experiences and skills to be a leader?” These 3 questions that have been asked of past leaders, academics and psychologist for a long time, in the end, experiencing, listening and reading about leadership can help form our opinions and open up new possibilities for what we need to know and do become leaders. So this post of quotes about leaders and leadership might get you started on your journey to being a leader, if you choose to be one. Enjoy.

Inspiring Leadership Quotes: 

 “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

” Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly as a leader.” Robert F. Kennedy 

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

“The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization.” –Fred Fiedler and Martin Chemers in Improving Leadership Effectiveness

“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” –Ralph Nader

“Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” –Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

“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

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

“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

“He who dares to lead must never stop learning.” —Mark W. Hardwick

“Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that is flattery. 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


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