Are you ready to take on the challenges of the week? Leadership quotes can help. After a hopefully restful weekend, you’re ready to lead your team to success. Getting motivated to lead that team however, can sometimes be a challenge.
I find myself on many Mondays heading into the office with a full head of steam. Excited from the weekend and full of new ideas I barge in ready to lead and manage other. Unfortunately, that means lots of hard work; hard work that I’m not ready to start doing again after a restful weekend. Here are a few quotes I enjoy reading on Monday mornings to get me energized again.
Leadership quotes can be an effective way to boil down a leadership style into one, easy to focus on, saying. I like to use 7 leadership quotes a week and focus on one per day. This way by the end of the full week, I’ve manifested 7 new leadership skills into my toolbox.
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Lead by Example – “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer
Don’t Complain – “Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an Eagle” – Ken Blanchard
Get Results – “Effective Leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter Drucker
Define Reality – “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you.” – Max Depree
Lift Others – “A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” – David R. Gregen
Live for a purpose – “There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple, and useful life.” – Booker T. Washington
Human Teleporter – “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger
These seven leadership quotes are to be read today. Then each day of the week focus on one. Read them all to get a good overview of the subject, then refer back to this list each day. Focus on the first quote today and try to lead by example today. Tomorrow, quit the complaining and lead by example. By the end of the week you will be encompassing them all and leading your team to success!
Can you commit to reading this list each day this week and implementing one quote into your life?