By: Kathy Kent Toney, CEO & Founder of Kent Business Solutions
Leadership development can often take a back seat when the demands of heavy workloads infringe on our desire to grow our influence. And that certainly is the case these days with many business leaders!
To help those of you in this boat, here are 10 leadership quotes to provide a quick dose of inspiration on your journey to becoming a better leader.
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Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. -- Jack Welch
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. — Lao Tzu
Where there is no vision, the people perish. -- Proverbs 29:18
You manage things; you lead people. — Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
A leader is a dealer in hope. — Napoleon Bonaparte
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. — Peter Drucker
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. -- Theodore Roosevelt
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. — Rosalynn Carter
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. -- Aristotle
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. -- John Maxwell
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This last quote is powerful. Leaders who know where they are going and take those who follow them on their journey can experience higher levels of success than those who don't.
Unfortunately, many leaders don't know how to lead effectively, and their companies suffer because of their inability to adapt, grow, and thrive during challenging times.
That's why Michael Cantu and I wrote our best-selling Amazon book, No-Nonsense Digital Transformation —to help business leaders who fall into both categories.
And it's not just about how to digitally transform organizations. In it, we talk extensively on topics such as how to shift mindset, change culture, and how to build great teams. Business leaders who instill these qualities in their organizations have a greater capacity to build stronger foundations, which in turn can lead to increased productivity and profitability.
In a nutshell, we've created a roadmap to manage change in your business effectively. So, the book is not just for digital transformation fans!
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