25 Leadership quotes

25 leadership quotes

Each of us possesses a leadership role. Regardless of our official title, student, clerk, stay-at-home-mom, truck driver, etc. we each have the ability to lead and direct the atmosphere and environment around us.

Whatever task rests on your shoulders, let these words encourage and empower you to strive to be the best version of you for the glory of God.

“Earn your leadership every day.” —Michael Jordan

“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”—Margaret Thatcher

“When people talk, listen completely.” —Ernest Hemingway

“Doing what is right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what is right.” —Lyndon B Johnson

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“The highest of distinctions is service to others.” —King George VI

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” —Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us.

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”—Arnold Glasow

“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

“Daring leaders who live into their values are never silent about hard things.”—Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Heart.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.”—Margaret Thatcher

“There can be no leadership when there is no team.” — Jocko Willink

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

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” —Andrew Carnegie

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” —Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”—Abraham Lincoln

“Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage.” —Brené Brown.

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”—Margaret Thatcher

“One of the best questions you can ask when something negative happens is this: What does this experience make possible?”— Michael Hyatt, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill

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April Dawn White

April White is a pharmacist who dispenses spiritual medicine for a healthy soul. She is quick to say she doesn't have it all together but relies on the One who does. Drag your chair next to April's red chair and allow hope and encouragement to infuse your heart. April has a BS degree in biology from James Madison University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. Email April or visit her at www.AprilDawnWhite.com

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