Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what leadership really is-mostly because of some great quotes I’ve read lately. What do these quotes say to you?
“Good leaders make sure that everyone knows what is expected, every single day.” Brian Tracy
“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” Henry Kissinger
“People are more easily led than driven.” David Harold Fink
“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” Marian Anderson
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker
“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.” Jim Rohn
“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” Harold S. Geneen
“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell
Whether you think all of these men and women are leaders, there are lessons to be learned from what they say. Leadership isn’t something you’re born with, it’s something that each of us choose to learn. Who are you leading and what can you do to become a better leader? Share your thoughts on leadership below.