26 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from Global Thought Leaders


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26 Inspirational Leadership Quotes is a collection of quotes from global thought leaders. The idea was intended to get leaders thinking about how they can influence others and includes 4 questions to facilitate discussion and thought.... Enjoy!

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26 Inspirational Leadership Quotes from Global Thought Leaders

  1. 1. Some helpful questions to ask yourself In order to get the most from these quotes, we suggest you get yourself a pen and pad and ensure you have a quiet space to reflect on each quote and how it relates to you 1 What does this quote say about me? 2 What could I be doing more of / less of on this topic? 3 What is stopping me moving ahead on this topic? 4 What is 1 thing I could be doing to move me closer to where I want to be?
  2. 2. A great leader’s courage to fulfill their vision comes from passion, not position - John Maxwell
  3. 3. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born - that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born - Warren Bennis
  4. 4. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others - Jack Welch
  5. 5. A leader is a dealer in hope - Napoleon Bonaparte
  6. 6. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way - John Maxwell
  7. 7. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers - Ralph Nader
  8. 8. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes - Peter Drucker The Big Hole, Kimberley
  9. 9. To lead people, walk behind them – Lao Tzu
  10. 10. When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel – Richard Branson
  11. 11. Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgments – Dr Warne E Dyer
  12. 12. Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you – Margaret Thatcher
  13. 13. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things – Peter Drucker
  14. 14. Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower – Steve Jobs
  15. 15. A leader is best when people barely know they exist, when their work is done, their aim is fulfilled, people will say: we did it ourselves – Lao Tzu
  16. 16. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people - Mahatma Gandhi
  17. 17. A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better - Jim Rohn
  18. 18. Simply put, without robust social skills a leader won’t be leading for long - David Rock
  19. 19. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader - John Quincy Adams
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths - John Zenger
  22. 22. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand - General Colin Powell
  23. 23. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems - Brian Tracy
  24. 24. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected – Steve Jobs
  25. 25. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority - Kenneth Blanchard
  26. 26. A real leader faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune – Arnold H Glassgow
  27. 27. Be great in little things – St. Francis Xavier
  28. 28. Skill Junction offers workshops, coaching and online training programmes for leaders If this series has been helpful, let us know by contacting us at: +617 3040 9373 Brisbane, EST (Eastern Standard Time) UTC 10:00 www.skilljunction.com.au info@skilljunction.com.au Facebook: skilljunction Twitter:@kerrycassidy12 We hope you enjoyed your leadership journey with us!
  29. 29. Skill Junction would like to thank J Watson for allowing us to use and share her beautiful photos of Cape Town, South Africa Acknowledgements