This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Leadership Quotes

1. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. High expectations are the key to everything. - Sam Walton

2. If the dogs are barking at your heels, you know you're leading the pack. – Unknown

3. Leadership is action not position. – Unknown

4. The main quality of leadership...is courage! - Walt Disney

5. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. Self-leadership is the ability to get yourself to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, whether you feel like it or not, and still do it well. - Jim Cathcart

7. Just like coaches of successful sports teams, effective leaders must adjust their strategy once the game begins, in response to changes in the environment. – Adam C. Zylman

8. To add value to others, one must first value others. - John Maxwell

9. Quotes by Lee J. Colan:
  • Leadership is about others, not ourselves.
  • Leaders who give the best of themselves get the best from others.
  • If you do not take care of the little things over the long term, you won't take care of the big things.
  • Leaders who underestimate the intelligence of their employees generally overestimate their own.
  • Great leaders appreciate their employees, not just their contributions.
  • Don't worry about leaving your leadership legacy. Just live it.

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