20 Quotes Every Leader Should Memorize

I learned in Sunday school the power of memorizing Bible verses. Every Sunday we would go to class and have to recite a memory verse.

If we were able to remember the verse, we would be given a special prize. These prizes encouraged us to try to memorize the verses. Who doesn’t love a prize, right?

9 yellow sticky notes on a wall

Photo by Kelly Sikkema

In business, you won’t be memorizing scripture, though it’s not a bad idea for leaders to learn scripture. You will be more inclined to memorize powerful quotes on leadership.

These quotes will encourage and empower you to lead better than ever before. They will remind you of what leadership is and why you are leading.

Today, I want to share with you 20 quotes every leader should memorize.

6 Characteristics Of A Leader

A Guest Article

This is a post by Anne Baum. Anne is the Lehigh Valley Executive and Vice President for Capital BlueCross and the author of the Small Mistakes, Big Consequences series. She is passionate about sharing useful and easy to apply techniques to help people succeed.

There are millions of books and theories that teach leadership techniques and skills. Much can be learned from the experiences and concepts of other successful leaders, though there are six key concepts upon which a leader can focus, that are easy to remember, and can be used every day to achieve success.

The first concept relates to the job of a leader – when, most people describe the job of a leader using actions, e.g.: motivate the team, communicate well, define a vision. While all of these are skills that a leader must possess, their answers demonstrate how a leader succeeds. They are missing the concept that the job of a leader is to get results. It’s simple and straight forward and absolutely the primary job of a leader.  Remembering this, will help you keep you and your team focused on their purpose.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

A Reel Leadership Article

As I typed out the title for the latest Reel Leadership article, I couldn’t help but want to sing the song It’s a Beautiful Day in This Neighborhood. The title of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood brings back all sorts of memories.

Yet, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood won’t tell you the story you were expecting. At least it didn’t for me.

Mr. Rogers tossing his loafer from one hand to another

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

I was expecting this movie to be about Mr. Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), his life, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. In A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, you get to see people from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. These include Mr. McFeely (Daniel Krell), president and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company Bill Isler (Enrico Colantoni), and producer Margy (Carmen Cusack). But these people aren’t the main focus.

Leadership Lessons From Pearl Harbor Day

Tomorrow will mark 78 years since the Japanese army attacked the United States Army at Pearl Harbor. This is a day that lives in infamy.

The attack left thousands dead. 2,403 soldiers, sailors, and civilians were lost. Over 1,000 more were injured.

Grey warship docked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Photo by Curtis Reese

Pearl Harbor Day is a day to look back. To reflect. And to remember those we lost and the terrible act that caused it.

Looking back on history, we can learn about what happened and how to prevent future attacks. You can also use the reflection of what happened to learn leadership lessons.

Today, I want to look back at what happened on December 7th, 1941. I want to look at it and see what we can learn from this heinous act and how we can become better leaders.

Annual Reader Survey

Every year I do a reader survey. This year is no different.

As 2019 comes to a close, I wanted to touch base with you, the reader, once again. I want to get your thoughts, ideas, and criticisms about what I do and what I can do to improve.

Enter the annual reader survey.

Please take 5-10 minutes to answer the following 20 questions. By answering the survey questions, you will help me understand you, your leadership, and your leadership needs.

With your answers, I will continue to craft articles that are relevant, practical, and helpful to you and your team.

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