Quotes on leadership and learning

Leadership requires vision, inspiration, education and training. Leaders impact the lives of millions of people.  Experience is a great teacher. Great leaders are known for their success but admired for their ability to overcome challenging obstacles.  We hope you enjoy and are inspired by the quotes below!

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy

The ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Jack Welch

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
Edward de Bono

I learned a lesson which has stuck with me all through the years: you can learn from everybody. I didn’t just learn from reading every retail publication I could get my hands on, I probably learned the most from studying what the guy across the street was doing.
Sam Walton

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Winston Churchill

Leaders are made, not born. You learn to become a leader by doing what other excellent leaders have done before you. You become proficient in your job or skill, and then you become proficient at understanding the motivations and behaviors of other people.
Brian Tracy

I’ve learned that mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
Jack Welch

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do
Pele

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them
Diogenes of Sinope

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself
Thomas J. Watson

“Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.
US President Woodrow Wilson

“Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
Businessman Bo Bennett

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
Singer and Author Marian Anderson

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
US President and General Dwight D, Eisenhower

“I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.
Margaret Thatcher

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

“Image is only what other people see of you.” And, if you’re going to rely on what other people’s opinions of you are to make you happy, you are never going to be happy.
English Recording Artist and Actress Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (Lily Allen)

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory. You take the front line when there is danger. Then, people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela

“It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead and find no one there.”

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
Britain’s Liberal Prime Minister William E. Gladstone

“We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.
British Preacher And Founder of the Salvation Army

“The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.
Ken Blanchard, Author of The One Minute Manager

“The best leaders convene conversations and inspire others to find solutions.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter of the Harvard Business School

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Management Theorist Peter Drucker

“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Lawyer and Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader

“A leader can make the whole better than the sum of the parts.
Successful Portuguese Football Manager Jose Mourinho

“I failed my way to success.
Scientist And Inventor Thomas Edison

“None of us is as smart as all of us.
Organizational Consultant Warren Bennis

“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
Greek Philosopher Epictetus

“Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone

“If you want the rainbow, you gotta’ put up with the rain.”
Singer and Actress Dolly Parton

 

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