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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.
Peter Drucker

Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.
Warren Bennis

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Sheryl Sandberg

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Ken Blanchard

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.
Tom Peters

Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.
Brené Brown

Earn your leadership every day.
Michael Jordan

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

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.
Colin Powell

Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.
Tracy Streckenbach

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.
Joe Dumars

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.
John Maxwell

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.
Jack Welch

You cannot create long-term value for the shareholder unless you create long-term value for the employees and the communities you serve.
Howard Schultz

People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.
Laura Schlessinger

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.
Steven Howard

Please feel free to share your own favorite leadership quotes in the comments section below.

Best wishes for continued success in 2019 and beyond.

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