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600 Influential Quotes About Approachable Leadership

1. Working under your leadership has been an achievement for me. Thank you for your selfless and impactful system of leadership. I appreciate you, Sir


2. To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven. —Johannes Gaertner


3. “Once you can understand where the conversation is, who leads, the type of voices and the best place for you to add your voice, you can then start becoming a more active participant.”


4. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. ” Diogenes of Sinope


5. My leader and mentor. Words would fail me to express how grateful I am for your kindness towards me. I can’t thank you enough, all I can say is, may you be blessed and also find comfort in life


6. “To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” - Lao Tzu


7. You always recognize our effort and celebrate our little wins with us. You are a great leader who supports your employees. It’s such a blessing to know you, Sir


8. We all know what a challenging year this has been for our whole team and for our customers. Which makes JJ’s three-year anniversary in September even sweeter. I want to take a moment to appreciate what we can do together


9. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives. ” Steven Sinofsky


10. "To complaints of a job poorly done, one often hears the excuse, 'I am not responsible.' I believe that is literally correct. The man who takes such a stand in fact is not responsible; he is irresponsible. "


11. I’ve learned so much from you. You are my leader and my coach. I wouldn’t have gone this far without your help. I am glad for the opportunity to work with you


12. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy. ” (Season 4, Episode 3)


13. My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery


14. “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”


15. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. ” - Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


16. “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6


17. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ” -Mohandas K. Gandhi [Tweet This]


18. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve. ” Devin Bramhall


19. “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you. ” —Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers


20. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ”


21. “Trying to engage with an unapproachable person can lead to embarrassment, alienation, and resistance. Why would we set ourselves up for that kind of pain and failure? It’s no wonder that people may avoid them—the risk of rejection is too great.”


22. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton


23. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. —General Colin Powell


24. “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings — and put compensation as a carrier behind it — you almost don’t have to manage them. ” Jack Welch


25. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. ” —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author


26. It’s so amazing to have a team leader like you. You are smart, highly skilled, and exceptionally intelligent. Thank you for being a wonderful leader


27. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. ” —Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher


28. I so much admire your unique ability to manage people effectively and inspire them to always give their best. I’m grateful I got the opportunity to work with you. I appreciate you


29. All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we're doing what we have been told or asked to do. – Kenneth Blanchard


30. Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. —Ross Perot


31. I want to sincerely appreciate your leadership and support for the success of this organization. Your team has done so much in helping this company reach its target. Thank you for your commitment. You are appreciated


32. “Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. ” Bill Bradley


33. Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. —Northrup Christiane


34. “‘Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. ” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global


35. Thank you for making sure that each team member’s strength was maximized. Thank you for creating a structure for utmost performance. You are a great team leader. I appreciate your effort


36. “Social marketing eliminates the middlemen, providing brands the unique opportunity to have a direct relationship with their customers.”


37. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”


38. You never looked down on any of us, you never criticized us rashly or make us feel unneeded. Thank you for everything you are doing to encourage your workers. You are an amazing leader


39. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ” —Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady, American writer, and activist


40. “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going. ”


41. “Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. ” – Alan Cohen, inspirational author


42. Gratitude: One of the core responsibilities of a leader is to consider the needs of the many. A mindset of gratitude pushes leaders to focus less on themselves and more on how they can value and strengthen others


43. You are a man of great vision and insight. Your knowledge and experience guide us to succeed in every area of our lives. You are a blessing to every one of us. We appreciate you, Sir


44. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. ” —Madeleine Albright, former U. S. Secretary of State


45. "A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops."


46. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. —John J Pershing


47. I want to single out Maria for uncovering that flaw in the installer. None of us wanted to hear it, but she was right, and we averted a major disaster thanks to her persistence


48. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. ” Marillyn Hewson


49. “Don't you love meeting an approachable person? They roll out the proverbial “welcome mat.” Their energy and engaging openness make us feel safe. They project the messages, “I'm so glad to meet you. I like you. Tell me more about you. I'm so glad that you're here,” without even saying a word.”


50. “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”


51. Words would fail me to express how grateful I am to have such an amazing leader like you. I am grateful for your life and how you are intentional about raising leaders after you. Thank you so much, Sir


52. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree


53. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. ”


54. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy – both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me. ” (Season 2, Episode 6)


55. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


56. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly. ” Brian Tracy


57. “Approachable people are “straight-up.” It is comforting to know exactly what to expect when you see them. What you see is what you get!”


58. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. – Nelson Mandela


59. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."


60. To you, dear team leader. You have taught me patience, selflessness, and dedication. You’ve also shown me their results because I’ve seen these virtues played out while you serve as our team leader. You are so exceptional and I appreciate you so much


61. “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. ” – Ariana Huffington


62. Beyond the workspace, I’ve experienced a high transformation in my life, all by your mentorship. You have helped me in so many ways in finding my purpose and fulfilling my dream. Thank you for being my guardian angel. I appreciate you, Sir


63. Working with you is easy because you are always considerate, and friendly, and never made the work environment tense for us. Thank you for being a great leader


64. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ” Galatians 6:9


65. Thank you for being a great mentor all the way. Thank you for being huge support through the dark moment. You are more than just a boss to me, you are God-sent. Thank you so much, Sir


66. Today I want to take a few minutes to thank our help desk advisors. The past few months haven’t been easy, but you’ve kept your cool and helped keep employees productive and online. We couldn’t do it without you


67. “In an organization, if everybody’s pulling or going in different directions, we’re not going anywhere. And that’s why it’s important to find this concept of a North Star and get people aligned with it.”


68. “The really expert riders of horses let the horse know immediately who is in control, but then guide the horse with loose reins and seldom use the spurs. ” Sandra Day O’Connor


69. “People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition. ” – Dr. Bob Nelson, best-selling author and motivational speaker


70. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – President Abraham Lincoln


71. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing. ” (Season 2, Episode 11)


72. Thank you for going beyond the official relationship and taking a personal interest in me. You have contributed so much to my growth and development in life. I am grateful for all you do, Sir


73. “If you don’t create a great, rewarding place for people to work, they won’t do great work. ” – Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingermans Deli


74. “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future. ” —Indra Nooyi


75. It has been an amazing experience with you. I’ve experienced a great transformation in every area of my life, and I am more than grateful for your support and encouragement as my leader. Thank you for being a great leader


76. “What makes recognition impactful is what it means to the individual… Yet, only about one-third of employees strongly agree the recognition they receive is authentic. ”


77. "A leader ... is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind."


78. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ”


79. “I think overall, having more of a culture of being recognized and knowing that people appreciate your work just in general is going to make me work harder. ”


80. “We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children. ” —Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat


81. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


82. “My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. ” - General Montgomery


83. Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. – Frank Lloyd Wright


84. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal. ” —Ben Carson, U. S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


85. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust. ” Klaus Balkenhol


86. “Every year the Web offers up hundreds of new experimental services and ideas, and while you don’t have time to try them all, if you’re able to pinpoint the applications with the most traction, your early adopter status will come with long-term rewards.”


87. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly


88. Thank you for being a great leader. You have always supported me and helped me grow. I’m grateful for the privilege of working with you


89. “If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate. ” John C. Maxwell


90. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. ” - Henry Kissinger [Tweet This]


91. “Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. ” – Bill Walsh, American football coach


92. Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. - Tom Landry [Tweet This]


93. “Get a coach. Every top performing athlete in the whole world has a coach. You should get one too. And when you do, it can take you to the next level of your own leadership. That's what I found.”


94. “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”


95. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants to be done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. - Theodore Roosevelt


96. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” - Ronald Reagan


97. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ”


98. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ”


99. “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”


100. “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. ” Proverbs 16:32


101. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis, founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California


102. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. ”


103. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton


104. “There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment. ”


105. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. ”


106. “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. ” – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh, author


107. "The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them."


108. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ”


109. "Trust is fundamental, reciprocal, and pervasive. If it is present, anything is possible. If it is absent, nothing is possible."


110. You are indeed God-sent. I can’t believe my life could be so transformed and full of great achievements within the few years I’ve worked with you. Thank you for being such a good influence on me. I appreciate you, Sir


111. Thank you for being an extraordinary leader. You make working with you more exciting and I can’t imagine how my life would be if I didn’t meet you. Thank you for being a wonderful leader


112. Thank you for challenging me to dream bigger, thank you for pushing me to be the best I can be. Even when we both know that it’s all for my good. You are a blessing to my life, and I appreciate you, Sir


113. A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. – Tony Robbins


114. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ” - General Colin Powell


115. You believed in each of us and never looked down on our unique skills. Your leadership skill is so exceptional and worthy of appreciation. Thank you so much for being a great team leader


116. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. ” - Warren Bennis


117. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell


118. "One area where I think we are especially distinctive is failure. I believe we are the best place in the world to fail (we have plenty of practice!), and failure and invention are inseparable twins.”


119. I can’t find the right words at the moment to express my gratitude to you. Meeting you and working with you has been a huge blessing to my life. You are an influence of transformation in my life, and I’m grateful for this privilege. Thank you so much, Sir


120. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


121. “We’ll Leave the Light on for You! This Motel 6 slogan has been a successful marketing strategy for years because of its warm invitation and friendly welcome. They know that the comforts of home appeal to us all.”


122. It’s a great relief for any leader to have a team member who manages themselves. Your effort is deeply, deeply appreciated


123. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors. ” —Jocko Willink, American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy Officer


124. "Lions cannot afford to hunt mice because they literally will starve to death, even if they catch them. Lions and all large carnivores have to hunt game large enough to justify the investment, so they have to hunt antelope and zebra. Why is this important? Because most senior executives are really big on chipmunks."


125. You have always taken us all like your friend, rather than employees. Your system of leadership is so exceptional. Thank you for being a great leader, Sir. We love you


126. “Mary Kay knew that when you put people first and then surround them with processes and disciplines that recognize their efforts, performance will soar. ” – David C. Novak, founder and CEO of oGoLead


127. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


128. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ” - Sam Walton


129. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward, author


130. I am thankful to be blessed with such a great leader like you. Thank you for looking out for me, and always supporting me. I am grateful, Sir


131. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” —John Quincy Adams, former U. S. President


132. “I believe in giving more than 100% on the field, and I don’t really worry about the result if there’s great commitment on the field.”


133. “Expect good things from people; they feel it. You never know who you are going to meet, and projecting approachability will open doors of opportunity for you that you may not have discovered otherwise.”


134. Team members are always talking about your hard work and helpful attitude. Thank you for being such an amazing role model!


135. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. ” 2 Timothy 2:15-16


136. “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell


137. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” – Walter Lippmann, writer, reporter and political commentator


138. You’ve been an exceptional leader, you inspire every team member and make sure we aim for the best. Thank you for all you do, Sir. We appreciate you


139. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. ” —Bill Bradley, American politician and former professional basketball player


140. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. ”


141. “Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it


142. Your leadership is more than an act, it’s a ministry. You have been a great influence on my life and I can see far beyond the workspace through your mentorship. Thank you for using your position to set my life straight and set me on the right path in life. I appreciate you, Sir


143. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ”


144. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody. ”


145. You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. - Ken Kesey


146. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


147. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”


148. The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant. – Jim Rohn


149. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. ” Vince Lombardi


150. “You either reinvent yourself or you get left behind. That’s true of individuals, states, and countries. There’s no entitlement in this new world that the internet has enabled.”


151. “There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


152. “The most successful marketer becomes part of the lives of their followers. They follow back. They wish happy birthday. They handle problems their customers have with products or service. They grow their businesses and brands by involving themselves in their own communities.”


153. "A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."


154. Thank you for being a coach, a mentor, a leader, and a source of inspiration. You have taught us the real secret to success and we do not take this for granted. We appreciate you, Sir


155. "The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you're not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special."


156. “The best is he who calls men to the best. And those who heed the call are also blessed. But worthless who call not, heed not, but rest. ” - Hesiod


157. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” Leo Buscaglia


158. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. —Stephen Covey


159. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. ” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


160. You have been a great asset to this company, and your contribution to its success is invaluable. Thank you for being a dedicated leader. We appreciate you


161. Having you as my leader is a blessing I can’t deny. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with you and be impacted by your exceptional life. Thank you so much, Sir


162. “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. ” – Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon professor


163. “The most sacred thing I do is care and provide for my workers, my family. I give them money. I give them food. Not directly, but through the money. I heal them. ” (Season 1, Episode 3)


164. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. ” Orrin Woodward


165. "Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power."


166. “Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”


167. I was so impressed with your contribution to the new website. I know how hard you’ve been working since we launched in June


168. “How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?”


169. "When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly large circles around your own desk."


170. “With Social Media so prevalent we are all extremely visible. Your prospective clients, your peers and your competition can drill as deep as they wish searching, reading and gathering information online about you and posted by you without you ever knowing who’s searching. Depending on what they find, your prospects may choose to do business with you or not.”


171. “If you do not treat people with the respect they deserve, do not expect any kind of commitment to your productivity goals and target. ” – Ian Fuhr, founder and CEO of the Sorbet group


172. True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. —Bill Owens


173. "A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."


174. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch


175. “It’s about building a star team rather than a team of stars. And we need to empower them to make decisions, give them the space to make mistakes and learn, and recognize that, ultimately, the buck stops with the CEO.”


176. I will always appreciate your kindness to me. You believed in me and nurtured me till I reach my potential. Few bosses can do this, and that is why you are a great leader


177. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” William Arthur Ward


178. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. ” - Walt Disney


179. "The...thing you can do to make your agency a more interesting place to work and consequently less bureaucratic is to enable those under you to feel they control their own areas of work. In this way they acquire a sense of ownership in what gets done and how they do it."


180. "In the face of leadership flaws, too many people assume cynical perspectives, rather than do the hard work of building relationships in which they can have more positive influence."


181. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. ”


182. Great leaders are known, not by their titles but by the number of lives they’ve impacted. You are a great leader, and it’s so evident in our lives. Thank you for being a great leader


183. “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.”


184. “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. ” – Jim Stovall, American writer


185. “The value of being connected and transparent is so high that the roadbumps of privacy issues are much lower in actual experience than people’s fears.”


186. "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."


187. Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. - John C. Maxwell [Tweet This]


188. Thank you for doing all you can to ensure the good welfare of your workers. You work so hard to make sure this business is sustained, and the workers are kept happy, despite how difficult that could be in this period. We appreciate your effort so much, Sir. And we say thank you for all you do


189. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but where they ought to be. ” -Rosalynn Carter


190. “Data analysis can identify which interactions produce which benefits. It can produce ‘aha moments’ for HR and other leaders. ”


191. “You may look around and see two groups here: white collar, blue collar. But I don’t see it that way, and you know why not? Because I am collar-blind. ” (Season 2, Episode 15)


192. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ” —Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


193. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ” W. Clement Stone


194. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. ” Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


195. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.”


196. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu


197. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way. ”


198. “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ” – Albert Schweitzer, French-German theologian


199. When I need an answer for a major client, Sarah is great about sharing her knowledge and advice. Grateful we get to work together


200. "If you work in government, you'll see things that need doing. You can choose to stay out of trouble, or you can ask yourself, 'If not me, who?'"


201. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity. ” Reed Markham


202. “Leaders are like Olympic athletes. You have to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. You want to keep expanding your mind and be engaged outside of your work environment.”


203. “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”


204. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. ” – Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


205. The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already. – John Buchan


206. “Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. “


207. The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. – Eric Hoffer


208. I want to take a minute to highlight Lupe’s contribution this week and note the high quality of her work. She deserves a round of applause


209. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. ” - Alexander the Great


210. “When we create environments where we’re allowed to be who we are and be authentic and vulnerable, we create space for innovation, for real change and disruption. That is the key. ”


211. I so much admire your unique ability to manage people effectively, and inspire them to always give their best. I’m grateful I got the opportunity to work with you. I appreciate you


212. "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.”


213. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. “


214. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.”


215. “Approachable people . . . · “First love will approach, caress and then embrace you. · “Expect good things from people; they feel it. · “Consider how others may ...


216. A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. – Arnold H. Glasow


217. “There is a troublesome humor some men have, that if they may not lead, they will not follow; but rather a thing was never done, than not done their own way, tho’ other ways very desirable. ” - William Penn


218. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. ” - Madeleine Albright


219. Thank you for being a great team leader. You always inspire the team and always challenge them for big things. You are more than amazing


220. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly."


221. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”– President Ronald Reagan


222. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential. ”


223. “Are you being approachable when you are around new people? Ever not know what to say? Simply smile when you make eye contact. This is a subliminal invitation to help others feel safe—allowing a conversation to follow naturally.”


224. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” – Sam Rayburn, former speaker of the House


225. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. —Benjamin Franklin


226. “Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ” – William Arthur Ward, inspirational author


227. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. ” —Norman Schwarzkopf


228. You have always inspired me to pick a lesson from all my mistakes and draw inspiration from my pains. Thank you for being my wonderful team leader and teacher. I appreciate you


229. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. ” —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer


230. “I was very pleased with your kind letter. Until now I never dreamed of being something like a hero. But since you’ve given me the nomination I feel that I am one. ” – Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist


231. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ” —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence Movement leader


232. “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you. ” - Ben Roethlisberger


233. “The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; the key questions is how quickly you address these flaws.”


234. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. – John Maxwell


235. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ”


236. "If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good."


237. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ” —Joanne Ciulla, American philosopher


238. You didn’t just direct us on the way to go, you guided and led us through the right path. You are selfless, passionate, and highly diligent. Your life is the epitome of excellence. Thank you so much, sir


239. “What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise — although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’!” – William James, American philosopher and psychologist


240. You are a man of strong vision and integrity. You’ve always led a life worthy of praise and emulation. Thank you for being a greater leader


241. “Granted, maybe this was not the best idea, but at least we care enough about our employees that we are willing to fight for them. ” (Season 4, Episode 10)


242. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. ” —Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary


243. "There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."


244. I’m so fortunate to have worked with Priya since she started five years ago, and to have seen her responsibilities and territory grow larger and larger. I can’t wait to see what she does here in the next five years


245. In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy. —Albert Clarke


246. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – President Harry Truman


247. They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot. —Dutch proverb


248. Having you as a team leader is one of the greatest decisions the organization has made. Your exceptional leadership skill and disciplined life have brought tremendous success to the organization. We appreciate you today


249. We enjoy your leadership and excellent management. You are constantly pushing us to reach our goals and cheering us on to success. Thank you for all you do, Sir


250. “Approachability. Being warm and inviting demonstrates comfort, care, and emotional safety all of which encourages engagement. Your openness says, “I’m happy to meet you and am glad you’re here.”


251. I want to let you know how much I appreciate the way you support our team, even with everyone working remotely. Thank you, Janie!


252. I remember when I just started as your new employee. Your words of support have been my source of encouragement and inspiration. I will forever be grateful to you, Sir. Thank you for being a great leader


253. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” Jack Welch


254. Thank you so much for being a true inspiration. Thank you for being supportive and giving us all the timely advice. You are the best leader I’ve ever met so far


255. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. ” - Peter Drucker


256. “Decide what kind of leader you want to be, and understand that you are serving people. And to do that, you need to make sure you value your followers. Because what you’re really doing in transformational leadership is making sure that all followers are leaders as well.”


257. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”


258. "Press on: nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."


259. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection. ”


260. You’ve faced challenges and overcome many obstacles, but always have drive to keep going. Thank you for your incredible example of never giving up


261. A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. - M. D. Arnold [Tweet This]


262. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential. ” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors


263. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” – John Buchan, novelist, historian and politician


264. “Just be nice, take genuine interest in the people you meet, and keep in touch with people you like. This will create a group of people who are invested in helping you because they know you and appreciate you.”


265. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves. ” Lao Tzu


266. “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.”


267. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ”


268. "There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, 'What happened?'"


269. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect. ”


270. “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.”


271. “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good. ” Brian Tracy


272. I’m so blessed beyond measure. My life has been better and full of testimonies. I can’t thank you enough for your impact on my life. I am so grateful to you, Sir


273. Wow. I am so impressed that you were able to get that finished so quickly. Your dedication and attention to detail really shows


274. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. ” – Henry David Thoreau, American writer


275. Thank you, Mike. I learned so much working with you last week on the end of quarter numbers and hope we get a chance to work together soon


276. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no help at all."


277. I’m grateful to be blessed with such an amazing leader like you. You make working with you easy and exciting. Thank you for all you do, Sir. I appreciate you


278. “Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways. ” – Dr. Bob Nelson, best-selling author and motivational speaker


279. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. ” Galatians 5:22


280. You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey


281. “The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” – George Orwell, author [Read Related Article: 5 Tips for Guiding Your Team Through a Rough Patch]


282. Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. - Jesse Jackson [Tweet This]


283. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


284. “Welcome" is a word to use often! Leaders who maintain an open-door policy inspire trust, teamwork, and healthier communication. They are more likely to earn respect, gain buy-in, and foster collaboration.”


285. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. ” —Brandon Sanderson, author


286. “Successful leaders are curious about others and learning how others do things so that they, the leaders, can learn and become better versions ...


287. “Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time–for strength and not for drunkenness.”


288. “Followers think and talk about their problems. . . . Leaders think and talk about the solutions. ” - Brian Tracy [Tweet This]


289. “Servant-leadership is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don’t work for you, you work for them. ”


290. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ” – G. K. Chesteron, English writer


291. “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.”


292. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” - John Q. Adams [Tweet This]


293. The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. —Walter Lippman


294. “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. ” Warren Buffet


295. Thank you for being my source of encouragement and inspiration. Thank you for teaching me to be the best version of myself. I am very grateful to be your subordinate


296. At the end of last quarter, we sold a record one million subscriptions, and none of this would have been possible without Kevin’s passion and determination. Bravo!


297. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out. ” Ronald Reagan


298. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


299. "The waterline principle means that it's ok to make a decision that might punch a hole in the boat as long as the hole is above the waterline so that it won't potentially sink the ship.


300. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ” —Harry Truman, former U. S. President


301. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ” —Sam Walton


302. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy, American-Canadian motivational speaker


303. My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. –Unknown


304. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. ” - J. K. Rowling


305. “Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention, and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple. ” Edward de Bono


306. “But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.”


307. You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. - Bob Nelson [Tweet This]


308. You never do just a good job when you can do a great one. Thank you for the time and effort you put into everything you do!


309. “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.”


310. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO


311. We celebrate our success today because we had a selfless, understanding, and highly principled team leader who made winning easy for us. Thank you for all you do. You are the best


312. It’s such an honor to have you all on the leadership team. You are highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated. You are all so amazing. I deeply appreciate you all


313. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ” —Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club


314. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ”


315. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. ”


316. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. ” —Andrew Carnegie


317. You are a man of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Being around you has helped me see the path to success and made clear the mystery of excellence. Thank you for being a great leader. I appreciate you, Sir


318. “Why are we trying to measure social media like a traditional channel anyway? Social media touches every facet of business and is more an extension of good business ethics.”


319. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead


320. I know I can’t get the right words to qualify and quantify how helpful you are to me. Thank you for making my career path smooth and less challenging. You are the best


321. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it … Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine. ” David Ogilvy


322. “It is very easy to feel like you have to work really hard and sacrifice the balance in your life, whether that relates to family, exercise, or involvement in the community. These things really, really matter…. If you have the right balance in your life, you can deal with pretty much anything that comes your way.”


323. “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel. ” - Richard Branson [Tweet This]


324. “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. ” – Mother Teresa


325. Humility: As we shift away from command and control leadership, we gravitate toward leaders who are approachable and don’t hold themselves above others. When leaders show humility and vulnerability, others instinctively want to work with them to achieve their goals


326. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ” Bob Marley


327. Thank you for teaching me how to be a great leader, you taught me how to earn respect and win people’s hearts. You are such an amazing leader. I appreciate you, Sir


328. “The data show there is no such thing as “too much” recognition – as long as it’s genuine and appropriately given… More than 40% of employees [surveyed] view the right amount of recognition as a few times a week or more. ”


329. “High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. ”


330. “Make sure you’re not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve … Figure out what’s going on and make a plan to improve things.” – Kenneth W. Thomas, author


331. There are three rules for being a good leader: 1. Don't say you are one; 2. Show that you are one; and 3. Lead by example. - Georg W. F. Hegel


332. Self-Awareness: Leaders must be aware of their own strengths and limitations. They have to build a team that magnifies their strengths and limits their weaknesses. Leaders are also open to criticism and willing to do the sometimes-painful work required to improve


333. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ” Martin Luther King, Jr


334. "Leadership is the creation of an environment in which others are able to self-actualize in the process of completing the job."


335. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis


336. Empathy: We want our leaders to demonstrate empathy and an ability to relate to those they lead, especially in moments of crisis. A leader cannot effectively lead someone if they fail to understand their fundamental needs, and if they cannot connect others’ fulfillment to their own


337. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ” —Margaret Mead, anthropologist


338. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State


339. You not only motivated me, but you also gave me the resources I needed. You believed so much in me that you invested in me. Thank you so much for your support. I appreciate you


340. “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. ”


341. “Don’t worry; skills are cheap, passion is priceless. If you’re passionate about your content and you know it and do it better than anyone else, even with few formal business skills you have the potential to create a million-dollar business.”


342. What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank-yous will be heard even when you don’t use words. —Pavithra Mehta


343. You are just the best leader! Thank you for being so confident in me and always seeing the promising future I have in this field. I am grateful, Sir


344. Thank you for your selfless service and dedication to the growth of your followers. You are a rare gem. I appreciate you, Sir


345. Your guidance and advice have been really helpful to me. Thank you for being a selfless boss and great leader. I appreciate you, Sir


346. “The best way to leapfrog in your career is to get advice from someone who’s done what you’re trying to accomplish. It helps clear all the doubt. ”


347. Your impact on the development of this prestigious organization is so immense. We are grateful to you for your individual contributions. Thank you all for your effort and sacrifice


348. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished. ” —Lisa Cash Hanson, author and entrepreneur


349. Lately, I’ve struggled to balance work and home demands. Gregg is always there when I need him, willing to listen and take action on the issues we discuss


350. “The glue that holds all relationships together–including the relationship between the leader and the led–is trust, and trust is based on integrity. ” Brian Tracy


351. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch


352. “Successful leaders are curious about others and learning how others do things so that they, the leaders, can learn and become better versions of themselves.”


353. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


354. “We don’t have words to describe the profession of trying to make the world better, even though there are millions of people in it. It is a compliment to humanity that we have figured out how to make it people’s job to support each other, to support their communities, and to support the ecosystems around them.”


355. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


356. Forward-Thinking: A great leader sets a compelling vision for the future, attracting and convincing others to want to join their movement. These leaders are capable of sharing their vision with clarity and specificity, and they are passionate about the execution of those goals


357. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. ”


358. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


359. “With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence. ”


360. Integrity: People want leaders they can trust to act for the greater good and tell the truth. We want leaders who act according to their stated principles, are honest with us and keep their word


361. “Innovation needs to be part of your culture. Consumers are transforming faster than we are, and if we don’t catch up, we’re in trouble.”


362. “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune. ” – Sam Walton, founder of Walmart


363. “Workhuman research says that people disproportionately want to work at, and are more likely to stay at, organizations where they feel like they are appreciated. ”


364. "Many people believe that decentralization means loss of control. That's simply not true. You can improve control if you look at control as the control of events and not people. Then, the more people you have controlling events -- the more people you have that care about controlling the events, the more people you have proactively working to create favorable events -- the more control you have within the organization, by definition."


365. “People want to be appreciated, cared for, loved, trusted, and respected. But they also want to be understood, and if you master the skills to achieve that, you truly become exceptional. ” – Joe Navarro, American author


366. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. ”


367. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title. ” —Travis Bradberry, author


368. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing. ” —Angela Jiang, product manager


369. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” —Ronald Reagan, former U. S. President


370. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform. ” Brian Tracy


371. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller [Tweet This]


372. “To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” – Lao Tzu, philosopher


373. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher


374. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt


375. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ” - Warren Buffett


376. “Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. ”– Dale Carnegie


377. “Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader. ”


378. I feel so blessed to work with a leader that understands his employee and appreciate their values. Thank you so much for being so exceptional. I appreciate you, Sir


379. “But those who wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”


380. I’m grateful for your kind heart and selfless nature. I respect you so much, and I do not take our relationship for granted. Thank you for being a mentor and more. I appreciate you, Sir


381. Your life is a blessing to many. Your impact adds meaning to life and brings men to light. Thank you for your leadership and vision. I appreciate you, Sir


382. We will always be grateful for your leadership. We have learned a lot and grown so fast. Thank you for being a wonderful leader and more. We are so blessed to have you


383. My relationship with you has gone beyond the employee-employer level. You have impacted my life in so many ways. I am grateful I met you in my lifetime. Thank you for all you do, Sir


384. "Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be easily overturned or subverted through apathy or lack of follow-up, so a continuous effort is required."


385. I looked at myself today and I smiled. I remembered how it all started. How you came through for me and believed so much in me. Thank you so much for showing genuine interest in me. I am grateful


386. “Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it. ” – Tom Hopkins, author


387. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ” —Gen. Colin Powell, former U. S. Secretary of State


388. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ”


389. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ” Rosalynn Carter


390. "The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."


391. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. ” Jim Rohn


392. "A reflective reading of history will show that no man ever rose to military greatness who could not convince his troops that he put them first, above all else."


393. “A leader's job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be. ” - Jack Welch [Tweet This]


394. Thank you for being so sensitive and empathetic. You lead us by example and never ignore our ideas. You are an exceptional boss. We appreciate you, Sir


395. “Today people don’t trust companies. One of the things marketers want to do is to humanize their brand. What better way to do it than put a live person in front of them?”


396. We had a mad scramble this week meeting the proposal deadline. Thanks to Christina’s calm focus, we got it submitted on time, and are all still talking to each other


397. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. —Norman Schwarzkopf


398. We were able to achieve this great success because of your great leadership skill. You made each of us feel valued and made it easy for us to give our best. You deserve double honor. Thank you for being an exceptional leader


399. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. ” —Dianne Feinstein, Senior United States Senator


400. "How often you monitor should not be based on what you believe your subordinate can do in general, but on his experience with a specific task and his prior performance with it – his task relevant maturity…


401. “We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency. Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. ”


402. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ” Sam Walton


403. Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers. - Robin S. Sharma


404. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” —Jack Welch, American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer


405. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. - Brian Tracy [Tweet This]


406. “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you. ” – Brian Tracy, American-Canadian motivational speaker


407. In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. —Bertrand Russell


408. You’ve always challenged me to dare for more. You opened me up to new opportunities and never allowed me dwell in my comfort zone. You’ve been a higher blessing to my life, and I appreciate you, sir


409. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ” —Dolly Parton, musician


410. “Most bloggers who rise above the clutter are quite often prolific –they work hard, not just writing content but networking, engaging in Social Media and more.”


411. “I think if you shut your eyes and think about when you learned the most in life, it’ll be at times when you were in risky or uncertain situations. That crystallization made it much easier for me to take on risky changes in different jobs that were really difficult.”


412. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ” John Quincy Adams


413. It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. —Dale Carnegie


414. “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf


415. “Approachability is a crucial way of being that empowers you with an extraordinary edge to make a great first impression, invite interaction, build rapport, and win friends.”


416. You are so committed and dedicated to your responsibilities as a leader. We couldn’t ask for a better leader. Thank you for living an exemplary life. I appreciate you, Sir


417. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. "


418. “Having moved from Florida to Wisconsin, it has been an interesting exercise for me to attend networking events where I did not know a soul. I would silently scan the room to see who was approachable and who was not. It was those individuals who put out the approachable vibes whom I would be magnetized toward to engage in conversation.”


419. You have always proven to be a great leader who puts his employees first. Thank you for being interested in our growth and development. We appreciate you, Sir


420. “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,”


421. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow. ” —Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Chesterfield


422. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ” —Warren Buffett, investor


423. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control. ” —Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys coach


424. "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it."


425. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. ” —Sara Blakely, founder & CEO of Spanx


426. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


427. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ”


428. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold Glasow, humorist and author


429. You are a man of great vision and insights. Your knowledge and experience guide us to succeed in every area of our lives. You are a blessing to every one of us. We appreciate you, Sir


430. “As humans, we are all insecure to a certain degree, and we don't want to risk looking stupid, being rejected, or feeling awkward.”


431. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. ” —Herbert Swope, American editor and journalist


432. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. ”


433. We’ve made it to another employee appreciation day—and it’s just another chance for us to express how grateful we are for your first-rate work!


434. Your leadership and dedication to the growth of this organization have been so evident. We can’t express how valuable you have been to this organization. Thank you for bringing so much to the table. We appreciate you


435. “Sometimes one person could be the difference in whether the company succeeds or doesn’t. Everybody always talks about talent and how important it is. But I truly realize that if I didn’t have some of these people on the team, we would’ve never been able to make it to where we are.”


436. “Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success. ” Amy Edmondson


437. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker


438. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."


439. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ” —Joanne Ciulla, author and educator


440. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


441. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower


442. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ” —Martin Luther King Jr. , civil rights activist


443. “Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement. ” – George Adams, American football player


444. “You have to learn to perform in pressure situations. You have to be like a duck, calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddling furiously underneath.”


445. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing so. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do it. ” - Leonardo Da Vinci


446. They don’t do everything themselves—instead, they set clear vision and values, and direct others to work according to those guiding principles


447. "Make sure you're not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve...Figure out what's going on and make a plan to improve things."


448. “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right. ” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. ” Napoleon Hill


449. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author


450. “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. ”


451. I have been able to transform into a greater phase of my life all by your teaching and encouragement. Thank you for picking interest in me and guiding my steps to the path of success. I appreciate you so much, Sir


452. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. ”


453. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ”


454. “An approachable person intuitively knows how to set new acquaintances at ease and create a safety net for them to be vulnerable and authentic.”


455. “But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain —and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.”


456. “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”


457. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ” Maya Angelou


458. You’ve always been there for us as a leader, even during the hard times, you never left us. You encouraged us and guide us. You are more than amazing, sir. We love you so much


459. “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. ” —General Montgomery, British Army Officer


460. “People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future. ” Brian Tracy


461. "A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."


462. “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3


463. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse."


464. Thank you for being selfless and highly understanding. Your great leadership skill has remarkably helped us in achieving incredible things as a team. You are worthy of great recognition and celebration


465. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” Ronald Reagan


466. “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.”


467. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. ” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German poet, playwright, and novelist


468. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ”


469. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”


470. “You need to spend political capital - be unafraid to introduce people, compliment somebody when it’s deserved and stand up for something you really believe in, rather than just go with the flow. ”


471. You never imposed your ideas on us. You have us listening hears and encouraging us in becoming our best. It’s such a blessing to have you as my team leader. I appreciate it deeply


472. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. ”


473. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist


474. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ” - Rosalynn Carter


475. “The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears, and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. ” - George Orwell


476. “I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve traveled. My story brought me to you, and I wouldn’t revise a word of my past if it led me anywhere but to your door. ” —Aaron Polson


477. Let’s congratulate Sonia for completing a degree in computer science. She’s been taking classes in her spare time, with her usual precision and determination


478. “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. ” – Northrup Christiane, obstetrician-gynecologist


479. It’s been a blessing working with you, sir. You have taught me the greatest skill I could ever need to succeed in life. Thank you for being a great leader. I appreciate you


480. It’s so exciting to know that I am blessed with such a great leader like you. You are committed to my growth and always see the best in me. Thank you for your great leadership skill. I am grateful


481. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. ”


482. The project director contacted me personally to single out your contribution, and ask for more of your time. I notice your hard work and dedication to this company


483. The company has recorded a lot of success under your leadership. You are such a highly dedicated and committed leader. Thank you for not neglecting your roles. We appreciate you


484. “Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ” - Peter F. Drucker


485. “When individuals feel comfortable approaching their leaders, their confidence to share ideas, discuss problems, and offer suggestions is strengthened. It emboldens them to take personal ownership and perform at higher levels within the organization.”


486. “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.”


487. Let me start by thanking you for your feedback on our new sales strategy, Jenn. We’ve all benefited from your perspective and your clear commitment to the project success


488. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader. ” - Dolly Parton


489. Humility: As we shift away from command and control leadership, we gravitate toward leaders who are approachable and don't hold themselves


490. “You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you. ” —Steve Maraboli


491. I want to use this medium to appreciate you for all you have done for me as your employee. You have been a great influence on my life and I can’t deny how your things have turned my life around. Thank you for being a great leader


492. Competence: Leaders must be capable of doing the job at hand, and surround themselves with competent people. Competent leaders don’t know how to do everything, but are skilled at identifying people whose abilities complement their own, and bringing them into the fold. They also aren’t afraid to hire people who are smarter than they are


493. To the most amazing team leader. I want to use this medium to appreciate you for your love and support. Thank you so much, I wish you the best in life


494. “There are no magic wands, no hidden tracks, and no secret handshakes that can bring you immediate success, but with time, energy and determination you can get there.”


495. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – Gen. George S. Patton


496. We all strive for a diverse, inclusive workplace. But Scott really lives it and breathes it every day. We are so much the better for his recruiting, coaching, and mentorship


497. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other. ”


498. It’s been nice working with you. You are a wonderful team leader, and you deserve to be celebrated. Thank you for all you do. We appreciate you


499. "The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success."


500. You are such a great team leader. You led by example and carried everyone along. Thank you for bringing out the best in me. I appreciate you


501. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. ” —Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker


502. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


503. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else


504. “So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. ” Psalms 78:72


505. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. ” —Max DePree