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Leadership Development Quotes. 13 Ways to Inspire The Leaders of Tomorrow

Inspiring others is a key part of developing the leaders of tomorrow. In this post, I’ve put together some of my favourite leadership development quotes that inspire me and I hope will inspire you and others..

Quotes condense learning and experience into memorable bite-sized sentences. Quotes are also a great way of summing up learning and experience in a way that inspires others. By themselves, they’re nothing. But add their context, and they’re reminders for what you can’t remember.

Mostly, they come from other people.  And while it’s important to learn from personal experience, it’s also valuable to learn from other people’s experience – especially reflective and intelligent people who have interesting and inspiring things to say.  Quotes provide an easy way for us to do that.

Leadership Development Quotes

  1. “The single biggest way to impact an organisation is to focus on Leadership Development” – John C. Maxwell
"The single biggest way to impact an organisation is to focus on Leadership Development" - John C. Maxwell

2. “There is almost no limit to the potential of an organisation that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.” – John C. Maxwell

"There is almost no limit to the potential of an organisation that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them." - John C. Maxwell

3. “I’ll bet most of the companies that are in life-or-death battles got into that kind of trouble because they didn’t pay enough attention to developing their leaders.” – Wayne Calloway

 "I'll bet most of the companies that are in life-or-death battles got into that kind of trouble because they didn't pay enough attention to developing their leaders." - Wayne Calloway

4. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter F. Tucker

"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes." - Peter F. Tucker

5. “The Best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

"The Best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln

6. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” – John C. Maxwell

"To add value to others, one must first value others." - John C. Maxwell

7. “Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work.” Vince Lombardi

"Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work." Vince Lombardi

8. “It’s not faith in technology, it’s faith in people” – Steve Jobs

"It's not faith in technology, it's faith in people" - Steve Jobs

9. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” – Harold S. Geneen

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." - Harold S. Geneen

10. “I want to make sure there is no discrepancy between what we say and what we do. If you preach accountability and then promote someone with bad results, it doesn’t work.” – Carlos Ghosn

"I want to make sure there is no discrepancy between what we say and what we do. If you preach accountability and then promote someone with bad results, it doesn't work." - Carlos Ghosn

11. “How do you know you have won? When energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group.” – Sir John Harvey-Jones

"How do you know when you've won? When energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group." - Sir John Harvey-Jones

12. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren G. Bennis

13. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John C. Maxwell

 "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - John C. Maxwell

Which one of these inspired you the most? Share your favourite in the comments below.

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