Personal Leadership Quotes To Inspire You

Personal Leadership Quotes To Inspire You

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8 Personal Leadership Quotes to Inspire You

Looking for some inspirational words to assist you in becoming a better leader? Here are some of our favourite motivational leadership quotes that will help:

1. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” — John C. Maxwell

This quote explains clearly what leadership is all about. We know that it’s imperative for followers to know where their leader is taking them. People are always seeking answers to their questions. By receiving inspiration from their leader, they gain more confidence that they are following a person who knows the way and understands the true meaning of effective leadership.

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2. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in action.” — Harold S. Geneen

This is an excellent example of leaders leading by example and practicing what they preach. People are inspired and motivated when a leader is actively implementing the principles they espouse to, and expect of, others. Only then can a team be convinced and seek to emulate their leaders.

3. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less of his share of the credit.” — Arnold H. Glasow

Having good leadership development is not the determining factor that an individual is a good leader. They must also possess the right attitude and mindset. Effective leadership involves showing great humility, which is a trait little often found. An outstanding leader is one who is ready and willing to take responsibility when things go wrong, as well as accredit success to other people when it is due.

4. “Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.” — Simon Sinek

Quite frankly, any election, whether in politics or in business, should be aimed at the betterment of the next generation. This political quote brings to mind one of Margaret Thatcher’s many utterances: “A young person who has not acquired a house of his/her own before the age of 21 is a failure.”

Although her words were quite harsh, they did, in fact, inspire many young people. Her words challenged and motivated many to own their own properties and be more in control of their future. Similarly, your leadership style should seek to motivate, challenge and inspire others to succeed and, ultimately, become better individuals.

5. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John F. Kennedy

This is an inspiring quote from a leader who had the humility to accept that leadership is about learning, rather than giving people the false impression that they know it all. In reality, leaders learn from other people just as much as others learn from them.

Understandably, leaders are expected to prove themselves by being courageous and fearless. This has too often been seen in history during times of serious decision-making, such as in leading a country to war. These leaders learn from their failures and are in equal measures admired and respected when they admit their flaws as a human being.

6. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” — Bill Bradley

We love this quote as it shows one of the key benefits of effective leadership. Being a leader is not just about improving yourself, it’s about inspiring and motivating others. Sometimes people do not realise what they are capable of until they find themselves in a situation that requires them to become stronger. By recognising this, you have an incredible opportunity to contribute to another person’s growth in a major way.

7. “Leadership is about having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementations and talented people working together.” — Alan Mulally

One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to visualise and create comprehensive plans. However, it takes a group of talented staff members to successfully implement them. A leader is nothing without his or her team and, generally, team members will seek inspiration from their leaders. By adopting a culture of teamwork, you improve morale and benefit from a team that is excited to perform, and, at that, perform well.

8. “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” — James Humes

Arguably the most important characteristic of a good leader is their ability to communicate effectively and listen attentively. Again, it is the responsibility of leaders to deliver information to their staff and clearly communicate their vision, strategy and the goals to be achieved. Words have great power — they can motivate others to do the unthinkable and achieve the seemingly unachievable.

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