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20 phrases that will help you be a better leader

March 4, 2020

We share some lessons from great examples of leadership that will help you unleash that inner power to guide your team.

This story originally appeared on High Level

It can be your philosophy of life, the culture of your company, a child's education or a simple thought of the moment. These phrases will help you empower the leader within you to make him an example to follow.

Peter Economy, writer of more than 70 business books and associate editor in the magazine Leader (in New York), recapitulates 20 inspiring phrases that will empower you day by day. Following is the author's list:

20 phrases that will help you be a better leader20 phrases that will help you be a better leader

1. Ken Blanchard . American writer on management issues, author of the book “One Minute Manager”.

“Today, the key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.”

2. Amelia Earhart. American aviator, recognized for challenging the male gender on each of her flights and trying the first air trip around the world.

“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

3. Andrew Carnegie. Scottish-born and a great businessman, he worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

“You will not be a great leader if you want to do everything yourself or just get credit for it.”

4. Sheryl Sandberg . Facebook operational director.

“Fact is better than perfect.”

5. Steven Covey. Author and successful speaker. He wrote the famous work “The seven habits of highly effective people.”

“The facts have a greater impact than what is said.”

6. Robert Louis. Scottish novelist, poet and essayist.

“Keep the fears for yourself, but the courage, share that with others.”

7. Jim Rohn. American businessman, author and motivational speaker.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak, be brave, but not intimidate; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not shy, feel proud, but not arrogant; have humor , but without madness. ”

8. Oprah Winfrey. Producer, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and critic of American books.

“Forget the fast track. If you really want to fly, simply harness the power of your passion. ”

9. Edith Wharton. American writer and designer

“There are two ways to give light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

10. John Maxwell. Author and motivational writer, some of his works are on the New York Times bestseller list.

“Serve the people they will attend to your company.”

11. Ayn Rand. American philosopher and writer, among her works are “The Spring” and “The Atlas Rebellion.”

“The question is not who is going to leave me, the question is who is going to stop me.”

12. Sam Walton. Founding entrepreneur of the Wal-Mart and Sam's stores.

“Leaders stand out for ways to increase their staff's self-esteem. If people believe in themselves, everything they can achieve is amazing. ”

13. Steve Jobs. Former Apple CEO and inventor of the iPhone.

“My job is not to be nice to people. My job is to take these great people and push them to be better. ”

14. Indra Nooyi. Current President and Executive Director of PepsiCo.

“As a leader, I am tough on myself and my standards are very high. However, I am very affectionate, because I want people to succeed in what they are doing, so that one day they can aspire to be like me. ”

15. Seth Godin. Expert in business marketing issues.

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for the execution of ideas that work.”

16. Max DePree. Founder of the company Herman Miller.

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define the goals. The last is to thank. ”

17. Eleanor Roosevelt. First American Lady and wife of former United States President Franklin Roosevelt. Recognized for being a human rights activist and feminist.

“To drive, you need to use your head, to manage others, you need a heart.”

18. Warren Bennis. Founding President of the Leadership Institute of the University of California, author and organizational consultant.

“Leadership is the ability to translate the vision into reality.”

19. Alimirante Grace Murray Hooper. Pioneer in the world of computing, one of the first women recognized in the sector.

“You master things, but you lead people.”

20. Alan Kay. Known for his pioneering work in object-oriented programming and the design of graphical user interface systems.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

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