When I started writing my book on leadership, The Virgin Way, I openly admitted that I’ve never read a leadership advice book. However, I have picked up some useful leadership tips from some brilliant minds along the way. Here are 10 of my favourite quotes on how to be a great leader.
10. A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.
– Zig Ziglar
9. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
– Steve Jobs
8. Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business. – John Maxwell
7. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. – Brian Tracy
6. The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.
– Sara Blakely
5. You manage things; you lead people. – Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
4. Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. – Seth Godin
3. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
– Warren Bennis
2. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
– Colin Powell
1. Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others
– Lao Tzu