10 Leadership Quotes

Monday typically requires some extra motivation for people. As we begin our move through the week, we want to take a moment and look at leadership. It is important to note that leadership is an inherent quality inside all of us. That leadership in us varies from person to person in regards to the leadership of what and for how much of what. However, one thing we should all do is stand on the shoulders of great leaders from the past. Today, we want to highlight 10 great quotes from leaders throughout history.

  1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President
  2. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” -Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder
  3. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher
  4. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.” Edward Rickenbacker, American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient
  5. “Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” Unknown
  6. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” -Theodore M. Hesburgh, ordained priest and former president of the University of Notre Dame
  7. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” -John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President
  8. “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, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 
  9. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” -John Maxwell, American author, speaker and pastor
  10. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt, American diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States
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