Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.— Colin Powell
Interesting Born Leaders quotations
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born... and the day you find out why.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
No one is born a good citizen or a good democrat or a good leader; it takes time and education.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves;
good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
Why fit in when you we born to stand out?
A person who sins neither in thought nor deed, and is fair and just, gains enormous courage and strength. As a leader, you need courage born of integrity in order to be capable of powerful leadership. To achieve this courage, you must search your heart, and make sure your conscience is clear and your behavior is beyond reproach.
The most successful leader of all is the one who sees another picture not yet actualized. He sees the things which are not yet there... Above all, he should make his co-workers see that it is not his purpose which is to be achieved, but a common purpose, born of the desires and the activities of the group.
Well, Dwight was born to be No. 2 and I don't think he would know what to do as a leader. But he loves following. He would have made a great fascist.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily;
even if you had no title or position.
These are the days in which a true leader wants to live.
These are days when opportunities to change lives and even destinies are nearly endless. You are running the anchor leg of the relay because you were born to lead. You were born for glory.
Few leaders are born. We learn to be leaders. We learn by working with other people and working through our philosophy.
Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey.
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible.
Too many companies believe people are interchangeable.
Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, nor should they be. Effective leaders allow great people to do the work they were born to do.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. Which of these are you, or would you rather not bother?
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin—because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life.
Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control, but from empowering others.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
He [Hitler] is a very great man. "Fuhrer" is the proper name for him, for he is a born leader, yes, and statesman.
Fire above the mark you intend to hit.
Energy, invincible determination, with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.
I believe that anybody with Mandela's capacity to endure hardship and then forgive is a born leader and example to us all.