Learn about Leadership, an important virtue, from some of the best leaders.
Nov 3, 2018
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Leadership is a subject of interest not only for managers, but also for all the individuals who want to improve their skills and pass it on to others. The world has seen the disastrous consequences of dictatorship. One cannot just force his ideology upon people. That is why, as a leader, you need to be aware of what to do, and also what to avoid doing.
Read the following quotations about leadership, and as you refer to them, also think about the most efficient Leader who led others through the power of example. Think about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is the greatest leader of all times!
"A study at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management found that compassion and building teamwork will be two of the most important characteristics business leaders will need for success a decade from now." ― Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality." ― Max DePree
"A rising tide lifts all boats." ― American proverb
"Leadership is action, not position." ― Donald H. McGannon
"The miracle, or the power that elevates the few, is to be found in their perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit." ― Mark Twain
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. ... But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, 'We did it ourselves.'" ― Lao Tzu
"He that would be a leader must be a bridge." ― Welsh proverb
"The only way around is through." ― Robert Frost
"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves." ― Ray Kroc
"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become." ― Harold Taylor
"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 higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." ― Peter F. Drucker
"Be gentle, and you can be bold; be frugal, and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others, and you can become a leader among men." ― Lao Tzu
"Leadership is getting people to work for you when they are not obligated." ― Fred Smith
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes." ― Peter Ferdinand Drucker
"A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp, but which keeps his public excited and breathless." ― Charles deGaulle
"Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader." ― Tacitus
"Good leaders make people feel that they are at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered, and that gives their work meaning." ― Warren Bennis
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ― John F. Kennedy
"No organization is stronger than the quality of its leadership or ever extends its constituency far beyond the degree to which its leadership is representative." ― Edgar Powell
"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on." ― Walter Lippmann
"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." ― Ralph Nader
"I have to get the most energy out of a man, and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man. Hate blocks his energy, and he isn't up to par until he eliminates it and develops a friendly feeling towards all his teammates." ― Knute Rockne
"The first step to leadership is servanthood." ― John Maxwell
Hence, to be a great leader, you need to learn from the best. Believe in yourself if you want the world to believe in you.