One of the things I appreciate about John Maxwell’s work is how many other authors and deep thinkers he reads. Dr. Maxwell then sifts through all those works and brings the best of the best to his books. Here are some of the other quotes John shared in his book JumpStart Your Leadership.
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” —William Jennings Bryan
“No man is a leader until his appointment is ratified in the mines and the hearts of his men.” —Infantryman’s Journal (1954)
“The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity.” —Dwight Eisenhower
“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” —Ken Kesey
“Let him that would move the world, first move himself.” —Socrates
“The most essential quality for leadership is not perfection but credibility. People must be able to trust you.” —Rick Warren
“Looking back, my life seems like one big obstacle race, with me being the chief obstacle.” —Jack Paar
“Effective leaders reward dissent, as well as encourage it. They understand that whatever momentary discomfort they experience as a result of being told from time to time that they are wrong is more than offset by the fact that ‘reflective back talk’ increases a leaders ability to make good decisions.” —Warren Bennis
“You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful idea in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” —Walt Disney
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” —Rosalynn Carter
“The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly exceed them.” —Thomas Watson
“Do what you do so well that those who see you do what you do are going to come back to see you do it again and tell others that they should see you do what you do.” —Walt Disney
“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” —Knute Rockne
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