Your Leadership Legacy


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If you are in a position of leadership, formal or informal, you have a tremendous responsibility.   This is not a burden, it’s an honor; one to be taken seriously.

At the end of this day, everyday, what type of legacy will you leave?  I was inspired by the blog of Tim Sanchez (aka @DeliverBliss) to compile some leadership quotes to inspire you to embrace your role as a leader.  Please take a moment to reflect upon the impact you are having on those around you.  Leave a legacy worthy of emulation.

  • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing. ~P. Drucker
  • Leadership is action, not position. ~D. McGannon
  • You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~E. Roosevelt
  • The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. ~J. Wooden
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~MLK, Jr.
  • Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. ~A. Camus
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. ~MLK, Jr.
  • You don’t get paid for the hour.  You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. ~J. Rohn
  • How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because some day in life you will have been all of these. ~G.W. Carver
  • You will face many defeats in life but never let yourself be defeated. ~M. Angelou
  • If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ~A. de Sainte Exupery
  • Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. ~M. Smith
  • “Do-so” is more important than “say-so”. ~P. Seeger
  • Humans are ambitious and rational and proud.  And we don’t fall in line with people who don’t respect us and who we don’t feel have our best interests at heart.  We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst. ~R. Maddow
  • You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. ~H-F. Amiel

These are just a small sampling of quotes.  What quotes inspire you?  We’d love for you to add to the list…

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jen Kuhn
Jennifer Kuhn is a talented, energetic and enthusiastic consultant, trainer and speaker. She has provided thousands of employees, coaches and executives with guidance while they work to enhance their professional skill development. Jen's approach has been hailed by participants who were initially skeptical or resistant. Her unique and non-threatening style wins over the most jaded employee that allows them to learn and grow within their organization.


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