Quotes are an always trending topic. People go to quotes for inspiration, to lighten the mood, and even to prove a point. 2017 is a new age with easy access to a digital world where hundred years worth of quotes are waiting at your fingertips. Here’s a list of various quotes that everyone can use in their lives, and what you should get out of them.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams
The 6th president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, brought this famous quote that shapes the way we view leadership. This shifting perspective opens our eyes to see that anyone of any kind of inspiration is considered a leader. When you are the reason someone else does an action of good, you are connected to that action in a form of leadership.
“Don’t find a fault, find a remedy” – Henry Ford
Leaders should be the last person to point fingers. Rather than wasting time trying to find out who to blame or the reasons things went wrong, leaders innovate to make things go right. Then they move on.
“A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.” – Mark Yarnell
Sometimes leaders have to get out of their comfort zones. Leadership is something that pushes people to do better and be better than they thought possible. Leaders are the people who take that first step off of the ledge and learn to fly.
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
One of the world’s most favorited influences, Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. said this quote to showcase just how leaders aren’t a solo concept. To be a great leader, you need a team. Without any followers, you wouldn’t be a leader. Leadership requires more than just one person. If you’re a good leader, you’re leading an entire team.
“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander” – Aristotle
One of the most important things to remember in any leadership position is that you were once a follower. If you’re a leader, remember that you were once in the same position as all of your followers. You can relate to their position and experiences. You can’t become a leader without being a follower first.