There are so many great leadership examples out there, it’s hard to pick even a few! I narrowed it down to three newer voices in leadership, and three old school voices.
- Robin Sharma
- Dan Rockwell
- Sheryl Sandberg
- Peter Drucker
- John Maxwell
- Jim Collins
Robin Sharma is kind of the new guy on the block for me. Robin is a Canadian author and leadership speaker, formerly a litigation lawyer. One of the things that attracts me to his quotes is a zen type of feel to some of the quotes.
- “Words can inspire, and words can destroy. Choose yours well. ”
- “Your ‘I can’ is more important than your IQ.”
- “Dedicate yourself to expressing your best.”
Dan Rockwell, LeadershipFreak, is one of my all time favorites. He’s to the point, his blogs posts are short and informative, and he’s on top of current issues in the workplace. Dan has had over 35 years of experience as a public speaker, leader, and teacher. I’ve been following him for about 6 years now.
- “Authentic leadership is heart deep, not skin deep.”
- “Great leaders always lift others.”
- “The courage to keep growing is the difference between success and failure.”
Sheryl Sandberg is obviously one of the top voices at Facebook, and in my opinion, a great female leader to emulate. I’m not sure that she even likes the spotlight, but she recognizes that she is a leader who can help teach other female leaders.
- “Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place.”
- “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”
These are a few of my favorite work and leadership quotes. Do you have any favorite quotes? I would love to hear them!