I’m excited to introduce a new experiment called Tweetable Leadership. Recently I wrote about some of the most valuable advice I received this year. The advice came from Adam Smith, who encouraged me to “Be quotable.” I have gained an immense amount of value from putting this advice into practice. In fact, you can find the post that describes my journey right here: The Two Words that Helped Me Grow as a Speaker.
I love a good quote. I thought it would be fun to pick a topic and share my favorite statements in 140 characters or less. Each quote can be easily passed on through Facebook and Twitter as a simple way of encouraging others.
I would love it if you would partner with me and add to the list in the comments below. Here are five leadership quotes that inspire me. Please feel free to share and enjoy!
[Tweet “Leadership Is Influence: Nothing More, Nothing Less. John Maxwell”]
I attended Skyline Church when John Maxwell served as the lead pastor. John spoke these words spoken often. I love this quote because it reminds me that leadership is not reserved for the corporate elite. If you influence others in any way, shape, or form, then you are a leader!
[Tweet “We cannot impart to others that which we do not possess ourselves. Dr. Barry Lord”]
This quote comes from a former professor and Dean of Southern California Seminary. I find myself quoting Dr. Lord often. The best leaders lead by example. They live what they teach!
[Tweet “There are two types of leaders, those who generate energy and those who consume energy. Ray Tucker”]
Be a leader who generates energy! I heard this quote at a conference I attended earlier this year. Ray is an incredible speaker, and his words resonated with me. This has quickly become one of my favorite leadership quotes. The best leaders have a zeal for life and pass on their enthusiasm to others.
[Tweet “Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18”]
Leaders cast the vision and chart the course. King Solomon, perhaps the wisest man who ever lived, recognized the value of good leadership.
[Tweet “What you do has far greater impact than what you say. Stephen Covey”]
This quote is an excellent reminder for this father of three girls. My girls watch everything I do. They learn much more from my actions than they do from my words. Parents everywhere would be wise to memorize these words!
Continue the Leadership Conversation
These are five of my favorite leadership quotes. I would love it if you would join in the conversation by adding to this list. What are your favorite tweetable leadership quotes? I look forward to hearing from you soon!