Leadership is a big word when it comes to life. Do you set the trend or follow it? John C. Maxwell defined leadership as, “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” John doesn’t base the definition on the derivative of the word, “Leader” which is great in this case as the definition moves beyond the position of defining the leader, to looking at the ability of the leader to influence others.
Warren G. Bennis said this, “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born; that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”
With taking that into perspective, I can assure you that every single person in this world has leadership qualities within them, they just haven’t gotten to the place to understand that and take a stand.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams
“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” –Ralph Nader
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” –John C. Maxwell
“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
“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” –John C. Maxwell
“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” –Tom Landry
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” –Proverbs 29:18
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.” –Albert Schweitzer
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” –Peter Drucker
“Example is leadership.” –Albert Schweitzer