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I will start this post on Leadership Quotes with a definition of leadership that has stuck with me : Leaders are “people who leave their footprints in their areas of passion.”

To be successful, you must have both a passion for improving your organization and the capability to drive your efforts through to completion.

It certainly is possible to unite someone who likes to change things with someone who prefers to manage stability. In fact, the most effective teams have one person who constantly pushes the limits and another who constantly ensures that the organization doesn’t blow up.

That’s Neil and me. Both sitting on opposing poles, but together we’re pretty dam good.

With the fact that i am very comfortable being the front man, he is equally happy running everything in the background.Without each other things just wouldn’t be the same.

We continuously strive to deliver  consistently good results, meet objectives, and we’re forever  “tuning up” our business We both know success involves skill, capacity, and teamwork. We also know that to become great leaders we must first be able to lead ourselves.

So rather than working hard on our blogs, today I suggest Neil and I consider leadership. And how better could we do that then read and consider the following quotations on leadership.

  1. “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
  2. “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.” Vince Lombardi
  3. “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.” Douglas McCarther
  4. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”  Brian Tracy
  5. “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” Marian Anderson
  6. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight David Eisenhower
  7. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions.  Followers think and talk about the problems.”  Brian Tracy
  8. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  John F. Kennedy
  9. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” John D. Rockefeller
  10. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”  George Patton
  11. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. ” Henry Kissinger
  12. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Ray Kroc
  13. “To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!” Lao-Tsu

There are many lessons we can learn from these great people and their fantastic wise words.  The two quotes that resound with me are these:

14. “If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.” Winston Churchill

15. A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship. John D. Rockefeller

I hope these quotes inspire you, and get you thinking.


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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.

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