Are great leaders born to lead, or have they learned what it takes to be great?
Included below are 11 quotes from some of history’s greatest known thinkers and leaders on what it takes to lead well. Featuring quotes from Abraham Lincoln, Homer, Vince Lombardi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr. and more. Do you have a quote you’d like us to feature? Tweet @Bplans, and we’ll add your quote to our list of submissions.
11 Quotes on Leading Well:
“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey; Tweet this!
“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.” – Ronald Reagan; Tweet this!
“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” – Margaret Thatcher; Tweet this!
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.; Tweet this!
“Too many kings can ruin an army.” – Homer; Tweet this!
“Position doesn’t make anybody a leader. Being in charge doesn’t make the wrong person right.” – Tim Berry; Tweet this!
“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” – Tony Blair; Tweet this!
“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; Tweet this!
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together, we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa; Tweet this!
“Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein; Tweet this!
“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” – Abraham Lincoln; Tweet this!
Jonathan is the Engagement Marketing Manager for Palo Alto Software, and has spent the last 9 years developing and implementing digital marketing strategies. During that time, he has learned that empathy and authenticity are strengths by which companies can effectively engage with individuals at every point throughout the customer journey.
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