If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.— John Quincy Adams
Reckoning Inspiring Leader quotations
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.
He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.
Truly remarkable leadership is not just about motivating others to follow, it's about inspiring them to become leaders themselves and setting the stage for even greater opportunities for future generations.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
...there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
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. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says Lets GO!
The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions.
.. Do your thing and don't care if they like it.
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.
A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
In today's America He (Jesus) has moved from the central figure of world history to source material for late-night comics and pundits who would not dare treat other religious leaders with such disrespect.
Leaders are fascinated by future. You are a leader if and only if, you are restless for change, impatient for progress and deeply dissatisfied with status quo. Because in your head, you can see a better future. The friction between 'what is' and 'what could be' burns you, stirs you up, propels you. This is leadership.
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.
Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
You are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.
I wouldn't call myself a leader. I don't want to lead people, I want to tempt them, I want to create a new world for them, just for that very small moment, when they are losing themselves in my music. I want to inspire them
If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.