A leader’s vision

Napoleon Bonaparte - Statesman and military leader

A leader is a dealer in hope.

John Quincy Adams - American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. 

Simon Sinek - British-born American author and motivational speaker

If you have the opportunity to do amazing things in your life, I strongly encourage you to invite someone to join you.

Og Mandino - American author

Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.

John Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

Jocko Willink - American retired naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs. He is also a podcaster and author

Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.

Gaius Musonius Rufus - Roman Stoic philosopher of the 1st century AD

You will earn the respect of all if you begin by earning the respect of yourself. Don't expect to encourage good deeds in people conscious of your own misdeeds.

Marshall B. Rosenberg - American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.

George Burr Leonard - American writer, editor, and educator who wrote extensively about education and human potential

Intentionality fuels the master's journey. Every master is a master of vision.

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.

Daniel Goleman - Author and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences

Leadership is not domination, but the art of persuading people to work toward a common goal.

Dale Carnegie - American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills

Talk to someone about themselves and they'll listen for hours. 

Jim Kouzes - Coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2.5 million copies in print. He's also the Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

When leaders are doing their best, they Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

Jocko Willink - American author, podcaster, and retired naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs

The most fundamental and important truths at the heart of Extreme Ownership: there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.

Robert B. Cialdini - Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz

A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor we will be more successful if we provide a reason. People simply like to have reasons for what they do.

Tom Rath - American consultant on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing, and author. He is best known for his studies on strengths based leadership and wellbeing and synthesizing research findings in a series of bestselling books

Working toward a shared mission with other people will add a positive charge to each day.

Warren G. Bennis - American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard. 

Raymond M. Kethledge - United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

A critical element of effective leadership is not to let the immediate take precedence over the important.

Robert Fritz - American author, management consultant, composer, and filmmaker. He is known for his development of structural dynamics, the study of how structural relationships impact behavior from individuals to organizations

In business, what distinguishes leaders from laggards and greatness from mediocrity is the ability to uniquely imagine what could be.