Leadership Words of Wisdom To Help Shape Your 2019 Leadership Mindset
A new year. Another 365 opportunities to be a great leader.
With that in mind, I thought I would share with you 19 quotes on leadership to get you started into your 2019 leadership mindset. These have been selected from my book Great Leadership Words of Wisdom, which has over 1000 quotes on great leadership from global business leaders, statesmen, athletes, coaches, sages, and philosophers.
Here are 19 quotes on leadership for 2019:
You manage things. You lead people.
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Managers do things right. Leaders do the right things.
Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.
Earn your leadership every day.
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.
Leadership is all about people. It is not about organizations. It is not about plans. It is not about strategies. It is all about people, motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centered.
Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton
On good teams, coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable.
A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader success is all about growing others.
You cannot create long-term value for the shareholder unless you create long-term value for the employees and the communities you serve.
People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.
And, as a bonus here’s one of my own personal favorites:
Leaders who do not listen will eventually be surrounded by people unwilling to speak and contribute.
Please feel free to share your own favorite leadership quotes in the comments section below.
Best wishes for continued success in 2019 and beyond.