What You Need To Know About Leadership Before You Begin To Lead

Leadership isn't for everyone

Leadership is such a complicated idea. One we try to boil down to trite quotes and phrases.

We’ve all heard “Leadership is influence. Plain and simple.” or “Leadership is the impact you on another person’s life.” or maybe “Leadership is doing the right thing.” These leadership quotes are great. They give us an idea of what to shoot for but they also don’t tell you what you need to know about leadership before you begin to lead.

Leadership requires you to know these things

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Leadership is more complicated than a simple quote. You’re going to run into situations where cute leadership quotes won’t do anything for you.

While leadership quotes are fun, quotes aren’t going to prepare you to lead well. And you need to be prepared to lead.

So, today, let’s talk about what you need to know about leadership before you begin to lead.

15 Inspiring Leadership Quotes

Let’s be honest. We can get discouraged as a leader.

The roles we play in our organizations can sap the energy from us. Eventually, we’re burnt out and no longer wanting to lead.

Been there? Done that? I’m sure you have.

Let these inspiring quotes encourage your leadership

That’s why I want to share 15 inspiring leadership quotes with you today.

These quotes from leaders are meant to boost your mood, put a smile on your face, and get you back in the game.

15 Inspiring Leadership Quotes

1. “When you lack resources, you are most resourceful.” – Liz Wiseman

2. “The very best leader I can be is the one God created me to be.” – Heather Lawson

3. “It’s impossible to get stuck somewhere old if you keep learning the new.” – Jon Acuff

Leadership Insights: Interview With Jonathan Malm

Jonathan Malm is the author of Created For More. The book is a 30 day devotional for anyone who creates or longs to create something.

Having read through the devotional, I thought it would be great to bring Jonathan to the blog and ask him a few questions relating to his new devotional.

Learn what being created for more and leadership have to do with each other

In this interview, you will learn:

What Created For More is all about

Should we separate our spiritual and business life?

How do you find the dreamers and doers and people who see the greatness in you?

Why you should get into conversations with people on airplanes

How do you draw out the dreams and passions of those you meet?

Why is it important for leaders to develop a devotional habit?

The power in filling your cup and powering yourself out to others

Is creativity just for artists?

10 Leadership Lessons Learned From My Blog Commenters

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from blogging and reading other people’s blogs, it’s that insight doesn’t come only from the author. Many times the comment section is full of wisdom and knowledge about leadership.

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The community on this site is very active and it can be easy to miss some of the great content shared within the comments. Today, I want to take time and share 10 leadership lessons that commenters on the blog have shared in the comment section.

1. Self confidence is contagious to a team. Leaders must have confidence in their ability to lead (make decisions, delegate, correct, advise, teach, mentor, train, motivate, etc). Amazing things happen because of confidence. And, it’s easy to prove. Walk into a room full of people with your head up and your shoulders back. Walk in as if you are in charge and watch people sit up. It’s almost funny.
Charles Hutchinson

Leadership Insights: Interview With Author Kimanzi Constable

Are you ready for another installment of Leadership Insights? I recently had the great pleasure of attending the book release party for Kimanzi Constable. His first traditionally published book was released and he had a great party to celebrate.

Kimanzi Constable With Living Or Existing

Kimanzi shares in his new book, Are You Living Or Existing?, how you can take your life from existing to living in 9 steps. They’re not easy but they’re well worth the effort. He can tell you from first hand experience.

He’s gone from working in a job he hated, being unhappy, and wishing for something better to international speaker, selling over 80,000 copies of his books, and quit the job he hated.

This man knows what it takes to move forward in life and lead a living life.

Read the interview and then see how you can receive over $100 in bonuses when you buy his book.