Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Leadership Thoughts for the Day

Every once in a while people like to gather leadership quotes. Here is a video I found on YouTube that showcases some great leadership quotes. I've included them below the clip for those who don't have access to the video.

  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. (John Quincy Adams)
  • Example is leadership. (Albert Schweitzer)
  • One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. (Andre Gide)
  • Leadership is action not position. (Donald H. McGannon)
  • Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to meet it. (Unknown)
  • Most things are difficult before they are easy. (adapted from Thomas Fuller)
  • Authority is a poor substitute for leadership. (John Luther)
  • Honor people and they will honor you. Fail to honor people and they will fail to honor you. (Lao Tzu)
  • The more you say, the less they [people] remember. (adapted from Francois FeNelon)
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. (General George Patton)
  • Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. (Plato)
  • Many people [a man] would rather you heard their [his] story than granted their [his]request. (Phillip Stanhope)
  • Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. (Unknown)
  • Leaders don't force people to follow, they invite them on a journey. (Charles S. Lauer)
  • If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
  • A leader is someone who believes in you and gets you to believe in yourself. (Steven J. Stowell)
  • Leaders make the impossible possible. (Unknown)
  • Leaders consider the past, evaluate the present, and create the future. (Unknown)
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

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