Can Leadership Quotes Make You A Great Leader?
What does it mean to be a wise leader? What are leadership’s authentic values and attributes? We’ve all known both good and bad leaders throughout our lives, but few of us have had the rare experience of working alongside a truly great leader; visionaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., or Marcus Aurelius. The legendary influence of charismatic personalities such as these has always been made through a deeper connection than, e.g. manager to subordinate or employer to employee. They have inspired others by touching their spirit as fellow human beings.
Here’s the good news; the skills of great leadership can be learned. So how do we do this? We can choose to read biographies of great leaders and study their life works. Or we can choose to learn their life lessons through their most eloquent statements; preserved leadership quotes. Leadership quotes are not only the most accessible form of transmitted wisdom, they are often the most insightful.
“Leadership: Inspirational Quotes to Create a Wise Leader” is a curated collection designed to transmit the profound insight necessary to make you a charismatic leader. It is a treasure of wisdom, and there is more than one way to access its wealth. Many of these leadership quotes have been derived through a lifetime of experience, and you may consider reading and contemplating only one at a time in order to appreciate their greater meaning. You may choose to read one first thing in the morning, then remain watchful for its relevance throughout your day, seeing how its wisdom can be applied in your own life. In this way, you will learn the profound truth contained in every quote through the lens of your personal experience.
You may also prefer to read through the entire book, perhaps seeking guidance on a specific challenge you are facing. As you do this, you will begin to hear a single voice that rises from the chorus of disparate personalities presented in this book. Many sentiments, though nuanced through the unique perspective and experiences of different speakers, convey common wisdom shared by all. These are the universal truths of leadership.
We invite you to consider how your life might evolve and how you might affect the lives of those around you by implementing these teachings on a personal level. Only by extending the lessons of this book beyond your workplace or organization into your home, relationships, and community will you discover that to become an enlightened leader is to be an enlightened person.
The leadership quotes curated in this volume have been selected from thousands for their ability to transmit profound insight on the subject of leadership. This collection represents the combined wisdom of an amazing array of personalities including:
- Nelson Mandela
- Steve Jobs
- Albert Einstein
- William Shakespeare
- Mark Twain
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- …and many others
“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” —John Buchan