Leadership Quotation

Ten Steps to Leadership Development
Step Eight: Use Wise Words

Leadership Quotation Tools: Stand on the shoulders of leadership giants throughout history who have proven the timeless lessons of leadership and self development.

The power of using leadership quotes is often overlooked by team leaders and business owners for the purpose of clarifying a key point and/or motivating their staff.

Quotations are used quite effectively by great leaders who seek to leverage every tool at their disposal for achieving their goals and objectives. For instance, quotations can you used to:

  • Drive home a main point.
  • Provide clarity to a vision.
  • Give support and credibility to a proposed idea.
  • Justify a firm position.
  • Create a vivid picture of what is taking place or expected to occur.

”The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages,
may be preserved by quotation.”

- Benjamin Disraeli

Just imagine for a moment, a person who is so determined to prove himself right, he refuses to learn the lessons offered from his most recent failed attempts.

This person simply fails to adjust his approach based on the prior experience because he will not accept the fact that his initial premise was flawed.

A concerned friend or mentor might offer the perfect leadership quotation to help their friend reconsider his approach. The leadership quotation might be something like:

“When you are in a horse race and your horse has died – DISMOUNT!”
- Desi Williamson

The preceding example of how to leverage a leadership quotation provides a clear message, in a humorous and non-threatening way, that gets to the heart of the matter.

Now consider the work-a-holic who is so busy making money to buy material possessions, but at the expense of family, friends and her own health.

The following quotation from a compassionate observer might just be the thing that helps the man to put life into more perspective:

”The best things in life are free.”
– Art Buchwald

To those who are set on having a bad day or imparting their negative attitude onto anyone within earshot, the following leadership quotation provides a clear option for them to consider:

”People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
- Abraham Lincoln

Below we provide hundreds of free quotes for your convenience. Each quote provides an important life or leadership lesson.

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