Quotes can be pretty influential on our life. Little did we know that just a few strings of words could really make a difference in our life. There are quotes on friendship, relationship, leadership, success and many others that can be pretty inspiring and impactful on us. But is it true that quotes on leadership can make you be a real leader?
Some people are still skeptical regarding the hidden potential of the leadership quotes. You are definitely not to be blamed if you are one of them.
Quotes actually serves more than just the purpose of inspiring someone. These quotes are actually very useful tool in offices and schools. Good quotes on leadership are the ones that are able to move you. Not all quotes can be inspiring as such it is important that you choose one that is able to leave an impact on you after you finish reading it.
As well as use leadership quotes, effective leaders have never been afraid to invest in themselves, and have often sought out useful leadership books and learning material that will help them along the path to happiness and leadership.
Quotes comes in all length and personally, I would prefer the ones that are short and to the point. Succinct and to the point – that should be your ideal quote.
But why use quotes? Well, quotes are actually great sources of inspiration when you are down in the dumps. Quotes on leadership can give back the life in you and spur up all determination to lead again.
Being a leader is not an easy task and that is why you will definitely got to have all it takes to be one. Quotes of leadership are just like your back up support that reminds you of who you are and what exactly do you do in life.
“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” -Dwight David Eisenhower
Quotes such as this helps to remind you of certain traits or qualities that might have brushed past you while you were leading. Humor, decisiveness, care and concern towards fellow co-workers are just some of the attributes that these quotes posses to keep you reminded of your role and responsibility as the leader.
But the question is, does this quote really work as well as it should do? As aforementioned, not all quotes are worth remembering. Some quotes are just too long winded such that you lost the meaning halfway through reading it. Just choose one of your favorites and know it like it’s the back of your hand.
These quotes are just like positive affirmations that get registered into your brain if you keep on repeating it to yourself. This is a good thing of course as over time, you will realize that you will soon base your leadership on the set of leadership qualities that are said within the quote. As such, it will definitely be handy to know a few quotes.
You do not need to memorize the thick book of quotes just because you think that with more quotes you memorize, the better you will be. Unfortunately it does not work that way. Quotes are meant to the left as it is, and not as a bible that you should read and remember by hard. Quotes on leadership and management can make you be a real leader indeed.
Here is my list of current favorites, but feel free to let me know yours:-
“A business is a reflection of the skills and attitude of the people in the business…you can’t build a business – you build people. People build the business.” Spencer Hays – executive Chairman of the Board Forbes Magazine
“Let him who would move the world, first move himself.” Socrates
“Come to the edge…” “We might fall!” “Come to the edge!” “It’s too high!” “COME TO THE EDGE!” And they came, and he pushed…AND they flew. Christopher Logue, Poet
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicit and unquestionable.” Walt Disney
“If it’s to be; it’s up to me.” Willie White
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference“. Bear Bryant, American Football Coach
“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” Robert Browning, British Poet
“Everybody’s changing, and I don’t feel the same.” Keane, Rock band
“When you are thirsty, it’s too late to dig a well.” Japanese Proverb
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie
“Two minutes before I begin, I would rather be whipped than start; but two minutes before I finish, I would rather be shot than stop.” Dale Carnegie
“The most valuable of all talent is that of never using two words when one will do.” Samuel Jefferson
“Everyone lives by selling something.” Robert Louis Stephenson
“We don’t have great school, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is so easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great, precisely because the vast majority become quite good – and that is their main problem.” Jim Collins
“Do not worry if others do not understand you. Instead worry if you do not understand others.” Confucius
“I usually read the sport and business pages first – it’s all about human endeavour. The front pages are often about human failure.” Humphrey Walters, Coach
“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali
“Whether you’re a sports coach or a business manager you depend on other people to achieve success. Even if you could work better or harder, or longer hours yourself, that wouldn’t do it. it has to be through getting the best out of others. ” David Whitaker.
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win”. Roger Bannister
“I forget what I was taught; I only remember what I’ve learnt.” Patrick White
“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get.” Michael Phelps
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eye; it is the swing in your gait; the grip of your hand; the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters. they have fortitude. they have staying qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress – with it there is accomplishment, without it there are only alibis.” Henry Ford
“Find out everything everyone else knows, and then begin where they left off.” Thomas Edison
“Your attitude determines your altitude”. Miles Hinton-Barber
“Every individual in an organisation is motivated by something different.” Rick Pitino
“He who knows others is learned. he who knows himself is wise.” Lao-tzu
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions”. Ken Blanchard
“Begin with the end in mind”. Dr Stephen Covey
“Adaptation is not allowing yourself to give in to circumstances; its allowing those circumstances to give you success.” Ken Blanchard
“I keep six honest serving men, (they taught me all I knew); their names are What and Why and When, and How and Where and Who.” Rudyard Kipling
“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.” Woodrow Wilson
“Think of an idea to change your world – and put it into action.” Kevin Spacey, Pay It Forward
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein.