Wise Words on Leading Others

These quotes from celebrated thinkers and well-known leaders from around the world and throughout history provide powerful insights that can benefit both seasoned leaders and individuals tackling the leadership challenge for the first time.

“True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed….Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.”
— Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”
— Ken Blanchard, management expert and author

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou, poet, performer and activist

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States

“A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.”
— Hans Finzel, author, speaker and leadership mentor


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