When I first started out as an entrepreneur I didn’t give much thought to becoming a leader . My overall goal was to make a living so I wouldn't have to go back to corporate America. Through the years I’ve had this innate desire to help technology challenged women entrepreneurs gain confidence and succeed in business. And even though I have been in business for almost a decade I hadn't looked at myself or refer to myself as a leader, until NOW!
I am and have always been inspired by leaders , but there is one leader in particular that has made me stop, listen and take notice on more than one occasion. Jenn Scalia is the no-bs, go-to business mentor, visibility strategist and leader of the ‘Unleash The Leader’ Challenge ' which is really more like a movement that has 11,000+ entrepreneurs from various industries unleashing their inner leaders.
That very movement has inspired me to not only unleash my inner leader , but also to
As I begin my journey of becoming the leader I was always meant to be
, I share with you below some powerful leadership quotes from some of my favorite leaders.
Here are my favorite top ten leadership quotes:
“Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” -- Sheryl Sandberg
“You can’t create a movement without becoming know for something. Choose your platform, change the game and be willing to do whatever it takes.” -- Jenn Scalia
"Real change comes from having enough comfort to be really honest and say something very uncomfortable.” – Michelle Obama
"We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are."
“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” -- Sheri L. Dew
"Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place." -- Sheryl Sandberg
" Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." -- John Maxwell
“To be the leader you were born to be you have to be real.” -- Jenn Scalia (I'm Tweetable)
I hope these leadership quotes have inspired you as much as they inspire me. I snagged the above quotes right out of Jenn Scalia’s new book “Unleash The leader”
. Click on the link to download it for free.
I would love to hear your thoughts. What does leadership mean to you? What are your favorite leadership quotes? Don’t be stingy, go ahead and share them below.