Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.— Diane Nash
Fascinating Leaders Motivational quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
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.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions.
.. Do your thing and don't care if they like it.
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.
...The final secret is that there is no secret. Devote yourself to your leader. Work hard. Be grateful. Act boldly. Some may deride such suggestions as commonplace, and they'd be right: They are common. But to see them successfully enacted in this world is rare indeed.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.
If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships.
The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
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.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer 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.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.
Developing excellent COMMUNICATION skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves;
good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss.
Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
This is a sport (wrestling) that has turned many boys into men and many men into leaders. And it is a sport in which you can be a giant regardless of how big you are.
A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission.
That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.
The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests, and in doing so will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
Leaders can be wrong - but they can not be unclear.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
As a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, a great motivator, be very good at praising and bringing out the best in people.
Organizations exist to make people's strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant. And this is the work of effective leaders.
The leader sees things through the eyes of his followers.
He puts himself in their shoes and helps them make their dreams come true. The leader does not say, "Get going!" Instead he says, "Let's go!" and leads the way. He does not walk behind with a whip; he is out in front with a banner.
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
Knowledge is not enough to get desired results.
You must have the more elusive ability to teach and to motivate. This defines a leader; if you can't teach and you can't motivate, you can't lead.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
The best thing you can give as a leader is a reason to trust.
People want to trust. They're hungry for it. But they're selective. They'll only give it to a motivator, a communicator, a teacher, a real person. Someone who in good times and bad always does the right thing.
The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says 'I'; The leader says 'We'.
Leaders don’t complain about what’s not working.
Leaders celebrate what is working and work to amplify it.