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850 Inspiring Leadership Appreciation Quotes (2023)

1. “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


2. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” —Robert Louis Stevenson


3. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy


4. 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.


5. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. —Tom Peters


6. The greatest wealth is to live content with little. —Plato


7. 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.


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


9. “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


10. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”


11. Our project wouldn’t have been the same without your invaluable insight and creativity!


12. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine


13. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. –George Patton


14. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”


15. “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


16. “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


17. I’m so grateful that you always take the time to help your coworkers. It’s really made our team come together.


18. 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


19. A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell


20. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


21. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”


22. I can’t fully describe how much I appreciate being the recipient of such a prestigious award, but I am truly honored.


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


24. 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.


25. “It does not matter who is in your team, what matters is who they will become because of you.” – Sunday Adelaja, pastor


26. 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


27. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. —Meister Eckhart


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


29. “Some people want it to happen; some wish it would happen; others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan


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


31. Your dedication to your work is helping lead us to success!


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


33. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


34. Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. —Jesse Jackson


35. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” —Mary D. Poole, author


36. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller


37. Carla, you’re a fantastic teacher. I know I’m not the only one who wants to work on projects you’re assigned to.


38. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. —Harvey Firestone


39. 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.


40. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."


41. “It is a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.” – Roberto Benigni, Italian actor


42. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”


43. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” - Amelia Earhart


44. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy


45. I don’t know how we could have made it through this year without you! Happy workplace anniversary!


46. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” (Season 7, Episode 21)


47. I’m so grateful for all of your hard work. It definitely hasn’t gone unnoticed!


48. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. —Fuchan Yuan


49. Thanks for always bringing your unique perspective to our team, Rob. We rely on your practicality and your humor.


50. “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


51. 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.


52. 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.


53. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle


54. “Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author


55. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.”


56. Erica, I heard our new diversity hiring program is the result of your initiative. We’re grateful you spoke directly and shared your experiences. You have a lot to be proud of.


57. 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.


58. “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


59. “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.”


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


61. “There is nothing I need so much as nourishment for my Self Esteem.” – Alfred Lunt, American stage director


62. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done."


63. “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)


64. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” Simon Sinek


65. Meg took 20 minutes in our staff meeting to praise the project and the people who made it happen. Including you. Well done, Dave!


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


67. 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.


68. “We may not remember everything you said, but we will remember how special you made us feel. Thank you.” —Anonymous


69. “‘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


70. A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid


71. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” - Peter F. Drucker


72. 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.


73. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”


74. I am constantly impressed by your performance. Thank you for your hard work!


75. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker


76. “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.”


77. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”


78. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar


79. 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.


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


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


82. “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


83. “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


84. I’m so grateful that you’re not afraid to ask questions! It helps me be a better leader.


85. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” Jessica Jackley


86. 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 Drucker


87. “It’s very inexpensive to give a compliment.” – Joyce Meyer, Christian author


88. “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


89. “It is not fair to ask others what you are unwilling to do yourself.”


90. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”


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. 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.


93. 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.


94. I’m amazed by how you maintain your performance while taking on even more work. You’re a superstar!


95. “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


96. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." - Jack Welch


97. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” —Amelia Earhart


98. “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


99. “Lead from the back- and let others believe they are in front.”


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


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


102. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.”


103. “Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke


104. Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself. —Unknown


105. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” —Steve Jobs


106. A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. —Stephen King


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


108. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”


109. I wish you all the best in life. You’ve always put your best into this task and ensured the success of this project. Thank you for your exceptional performance. You are a wonderful team.


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


111. “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


112. We’re blessed to still have you as part of our team. Here’s to a promising future in our organisation!


113. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” - Dale Carnegie


114. Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln


115. I’ve noticed that you always make an effort to encourage your coworkers. Thank you for being such a positive force on our team!


116. 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


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


118. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”


119. Thank you for being such a team player. We wouldn’t be the same without you!


120. “Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” – Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action


121. “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


122. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan


123. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”


124. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” James Freeman Clark


125. “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


126. “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


127. 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.


128. Never give an order that can't be obeyed. —General Douglas MacArthur


129. Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. —Woodrow Wilson


130. “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.”


131. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”


132. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb


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


134. Having a leader like you is a huge blessing in life. You are visionary, intelligent, and highly skilled. No one works with you and does not leave a better person. I’m grateful for the privilege to have you as my leader.


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


136. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —Stephen R. Covey, American educator


137. It’s been so great working with you this year. I look forward to many more years to come!


138. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” - Dianne Feinstein


139. “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” Brain Tracy


140. “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


141. You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions


142. From day one, your work has always been amazingly high-quality. So thrilled to have you with us!


143. “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


144. “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


145. “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand


146. He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. —Socrates


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


148. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”


149. “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.”


150. If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want. –Unknown


151. Thank you for carrying everyone along and bringing out the best in all of us. You are a great team leader.


152. 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.


153. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey


154. 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.


155. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.”


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


157. “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


158. “Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan


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


160. One of our company values is excellence, and no one epitomizes that more than Maddy.


161. “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


162. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy


163. “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


164. “You are never too small to make a difference.” —Greta Thunberg, environmental activist


165. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Mary Tyler Moore


166. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.”


167. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor


168. 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


169. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work."


170. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Oprah Winfrey


171. Volunteering to take on the fundraiser was the key to its success. Thank you for your dedication to the worthy cause!


172. “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


173. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —Malala Yousafzai, activist


174. Brandon’s new templates for presentations are gorgeous. You make everything I do look good.


175. “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.”


176. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” Brian Tracy


177. “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


178. 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.


179. “When people talk, listen completely.”


180. “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


181. “Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.”


182. “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


183. 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


184. “As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go.” Jim Rohn


185. 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.


186. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” -Seth Godin


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


188. “Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point."


189. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”


190. 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


191. 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.


192. “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


193. What you do has far greater impact than what you say. —Stephen Covey


194. 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.


195. Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. —W.T. Purkiser


196. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.” —Robin Sharma, Canadian writer


197. “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” —John F. Kennedy


198. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


199. I love that you always come to work with a bright smile and a fantastic attitude!


200. 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.


201. 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.


202. 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.


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


204. 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.


205. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates


206. “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


207. “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


208. 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


209. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Dwight D. Eisenhower


210. Your unique perspective adds so much to our team. We’re so grateful to have you with us!


211. 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.


212. “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


213. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” —Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer


214. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”


215. Congratulations on your great victory! Only you could have pulled it off!


216. “Hire character. Train skill.” —Peter Schutz, former president and CEO of Porsche


217. 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.


218. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell


219. “If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.” - Indra Nooyi


220. Even when I didn’t believe in myself, you saw beyond the surface, and never have up on me. Thank you for your patience and love to see me grow and unleash the giant within. I am forever grateful to you, Sir.


221. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” —Toni Morrison, author


222. 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.


223. 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.


224. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter F. Drucker, author and educator


225. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller, author, activist, and lecturer


226. Thank you for always motivating me and helping me to do better. You have helped me to be a better version of myself. I appreciate you, Sir.


227. “Leaders don't inflict pain, they share pain.”


228. “Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.”


229. 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.


230. Thank you sir for your exceptional leadership and management skills. You are a blessing to us. We appreciate you, Sir.


231. 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


232. “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.”


233. 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.


234. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. —Thomas Jefferson


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


236. 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


237. “‘You miss 100 percent of the chances you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky’ – Michael Scott” (Season 5, Episode 23)


238. You take the “im” out of impossible!


239. 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.


240. “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.”


241. Your extraordinary attention to detail took this project to another level!


242. “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”


243. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer


244. “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


245. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”– Aristotle


246. “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.“


247. 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.


248. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”


249. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. —Stephen Covey


250. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”


251. “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


252. “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.”


253. 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


254. “The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake, English poet


255. Thank you for supporting me and working with me. This project is a success because you all played your part. I am so grateful to you so much for your immense contribution.


256. “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


257. “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.”


258. “I have broken many glass ceilings - so I know it can be done.”


259. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado, author and pastor


260. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Bill George


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


262. “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


263. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. —Erskine Bowles


264. “He who has great power should use it lightly.”


265. 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.


266. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


267. The office kitchen is always spotless after you’ve been there! Thank you for keeping it so clean.


268. Your enthusiasm for developing your talents is truly inspirational.


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


270. 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.


271. I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. —Warren Bennis


272. “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


273. “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


274. “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


275. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


276. “Paychecks can’t buy passion.” – Brad Federman, American author


277. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”


278. “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


279. “Recognize Me.”


280. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


281. You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower


282. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.” —Stanley McChrystal, retired United States Army General


283. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” - Henry Kissinger


284. “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”


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


286. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


287. “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


288. “It’s the human assets and not the tangible assets that help an org...


289. 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.


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


291. “You don’t have to hold a position to be a leader.” - Henry Ford


292. 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.


293. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


294. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. —John F. Kennedy


295. 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.


296. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy


297. “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.”


298. “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.”


299. You’ve worked so hard to get where you are. Congratulations on your well-earned reward!


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


301. I want to use this medium to appreciate the best leader I’ve ever got. Thank you for being a visionary leader. Your life is so inspiring and you have shown us the right path.


302. 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.


303. “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” —Oprah Winfrey


304. 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.


305. I admire your dedication to always putting forth excellent work.


306. “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


307. “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.”


308. “Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.”


309. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” M.D. Arnold


310. “Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear.” – Nike.


311. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan


312. “Education is the mother of leadership.” —Wendell Willkie, lawyer


313. Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. —Eleanor Roosevelt


314. “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


315. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Muriel Strode, poet


316. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Arnold Glasow


317. You never fail to make everyone’s day better when you’re here!


318. “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.”


319. “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.”


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


321. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”


322. Thank you for going above and beyond to help us achieve our goal. We wouldn’t have made it without you!


323. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.”


324. Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. —John Wooden


325. “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain, French philosopher


326. “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


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


328. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. —Epictetus


329. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


330. We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. —Marco Rubio


331. 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.


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


333. 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


334. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” - Theodore Roosevelt


335. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward, writer


336. 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.


337. I look forward to work every day because of Ana. She’s so good at recognizing our individual contributions and promoting our team. And she’s a great cheerleader for the key projects our company is focused on.


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


339. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”


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


341. “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” —Unknown


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


343. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”


344. “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


345. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”


346. “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


347. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” – Hansa Proverb


348. A good leader doesn’t just boss around, a good leader lives and leads by example. Your lifestyle reinstates this fact and that is why I can body say, you are a great team leader.


349. “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.”


350. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”


351. “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


352. Ginny gave a stellar presentation last week to the sales team. Be sure to watch the recording if you weren’t on the call.


353. Derek is not only a top performer on the job, but he also led a fundraising team at his local food bank last weekend.


354. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James, American philosopher


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


356. Your life is worthy of praise and emulation. I appreciate you greatly.


357. Your excellent performance is an inspiration to all. Keep up the great work!


358. “Being a leader is not about you. It’s about the people that are on your team and how you can help them be successful.”


359. 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


360. “If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.” – Luc de Clapiers, French writer


361. “A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow.”


362. “It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.”


363. Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. —Donald Rumsfeld


364. At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you. —Elizabeth Gilbert


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


366. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein


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


368. “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


369. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer


370. 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.


371. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy


372. “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


373. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”


374. Only an exemplary employee inspires his boss on a daily basis. You are that employee. Thank you for setting such a great example for everyone in our company!


375. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” —Stephen King, author


376. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader


377. “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.”


378. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” -Robert Kiyosaki


379. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell


380. “According to the Harvard Business Review, happy employees are 31 percent more productive.”


381. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”


382. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results."


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


384. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates


385. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”


386. “Who you are surrounded by often determines who you become.”


387. “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


388. I love that you make such insightful comments during meetings. It makes my job a lot easier!


389. You’ve been a great leader by example. It’s such a great privilege to work with you. I so much appreciate you, Sir.


390. “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)


391. “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


392. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair


393. 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.


394. 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.


395. “All leaders are readers.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


396. 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.


397. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Falkner


398. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” —E. Joseph Cossman, inventor and businessman


399. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy


400. “A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.”


401. The perfect employee lifts others up instead of pushing them down. Thank you for being a positive influence!


402. “Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”


403. 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.


404. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


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


406. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy


407. “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


408. “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


409. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.”


410. “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


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


412. “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


413. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle


414. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” Brian Tracy


415. “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” – W. Clement Stone, businessman


416. 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.


417. “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


418. “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


419. “Silent gratitude isn’t much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein, American writer


420. “Leaders set high standards. refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy


421. If you can’t reward, then you should thank. —Arabic proverb


422. “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.”


423. A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte


424. “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”


425. “When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” Craig Groeschel


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


427. “The price of greatness is responsibility.”


428. “I think you need to love giving compliments as much as you love receiving them.” – Yami Gautam, India actress


429. “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


430. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” —Ralph Nader, American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney


431. “What you do has a far greater impact than what you say.” - Stephen Covey


432. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and political leader


433. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” —Faye Wattleton, American reproductive rights activist


434. I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. —Dee Dee Myers


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


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


437. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy.” – Marcel Proust, French writer


438. Thank you for using your remarkable talents and skills to fuel our mutual efforts.


439. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”


440. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley


441. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. —Friedrich Nietzsche


442. “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”


443. “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


444. “The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people” Brian Tracy


445. “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” - Rosa Parks


446. “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.”


447. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs


448. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. —John Zenger


449. “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


450. 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


451. “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


452. “You manage things; you lead people.” —Admiral Grace Murray Hopper


453. The office is a happier place with you in it. Thanks for the laughs!


454. “When a manager recognizes an employee’s behavior, personally and sincerely, both feel proud,


455. “Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.”– Mary Kay Ash


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


457. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.”


458. “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


459. Thanks to my amazing team who helped me pull off this project. I couldn’t have done it without them.


460. “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”


461. “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


462. 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.


463. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”


464. “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.”


465. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy


466. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”


467. “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


468. 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.


469. “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)


470. I really appreciate you staying to wrap things up after the meeting yesterday. It means a lot to know we can always count on you.


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


472. 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.


473. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” - Mike Krzyzewski


474. “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.”


475. Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. —Bill Bradley


476. “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


477. “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.”


478. “A culture of gratitude has the amazing ability to bring people together and connect under a common goal.”


479. “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


480. We would never have finished this project on time without Maya’s contribution.


481. The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. —William James


482. “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


483. “Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman


484. “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious."


485. “Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice, strike three.” (Season 3, Episode 13)


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


487. “Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.” – Arnold H. Glasow, businessman


488. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”– Buddha


489. Keep working like this, and nothing will be able to stop you!


490. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”


491. “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


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


493. “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


494. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.”


495. “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


496. My heart is filled with gratitude for the level of support and encouragement I always get from you. Thank you for being a great leader. I appreciate you.


497. “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” - Niccolò Machiavelli


498. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Jung


499. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” —Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankees outfielder & Hall of Fame baseball player


500. “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


501. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” (Season 6, Episode 20)


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


503. “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


504. “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


505. “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


506. “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


507. 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.


508. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. —Polybius


509. “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


510. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”.


511. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” - John Maxwell


512. “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.”


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


514. It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. —Latin Proverb


515. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”


516. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”


517. 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.


518. “You are never too small to make a difference.”


519. 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!


520. “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.”


521. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey


522. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy


523. “The outward expression of empathy is courtesy.” Stewart Butterfield


524. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard


525. Thank you for driving the team to achieve this great feat. You are more than amazing and I can’t thank you enough.


526. “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


527. 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


528. “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” Brian Tracy


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


530. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


531. 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


532. “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


533. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” —Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher


534. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”


535. “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


536. “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."


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


538. “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” – Ken Blanchard, American writer


539. “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


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


541. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton


542. “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


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


544. 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


545. “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


546. “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


547. “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


548. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell


549. By taking one step at a time, you’ve proven that nothing can get in your way!


550. “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.”


551. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” —Steven Covey


552. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” Brian Tracy


553. “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


554. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


555. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.”


556. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell


557. “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


558. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton


559. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


560. “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.”


561. 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.


562. “Dream more than others think practical…Expect more than others think possible.”– Howard Schultz


563. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” —Charles S. Lauer, author and businessman


564. “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


565. You are always responsible and strive to complete your work well and on time. It is very appreciated.


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


567. You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper


568. “Creating a culture of recognition can save a 10,000-employee company up to $16.1 million in turnover annually.”


569. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


570. 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.


571. “The x-factor of great leadership is not personality, it’s humility.”


572. “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


573. 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.


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


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


576. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” Stephen Covey


577. “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.”


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


579. “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


580. “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


581. “We rise by lifting others.”


582. 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.


583. “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.”


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


585. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. —Ken Blanchard


586. 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.


587. 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.


588. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis


589. 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.


590. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. President


591. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that count."


592. “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


593. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”


594. It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. —David Steindl-Rast


595. “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.”


596. Your mentorship has made all the difference in the way I approach my work.


597. “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.”


598. 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.


599. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.” Brian Tracy


600. Thank you for your effort in making sure I become a better person. Thank you so much for always supporting me. I am forever grateful, Sir.


601. “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


602. “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)


603. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi


604. Two weeks ago, Jessica returned from family leave. I just want to say how happy we are to have you back and impressed at how quickly you’re getting up to speed on projects.


605. I want to specially appreciate you for being a very good team leader. You never looked down on any of us and made yourself approachable to us. You are so wonderful, and I appreciate you.


606. 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.


607. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —Margaret Fuller, American journalist and editor


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


609. “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


610. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”


611. “Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live.” —Kathleen Schafer, CEO of Human Being Store


612. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” Tom Peters


613. You showed us what it takes to be a good leader. You looked out for us and were always interested in our growth. Thank you for all you do, Sir.


614. A grateful mind is a great mind, which eventually attracts to itself great things. —Plato


615. 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


616. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”


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


618. 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.


619. “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.”


620. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” Brian Tracy


621. 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.


622. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” —Paul Polman, Dutch businessman


623. “Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.”


624. “If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you.” - Tom Brady


625. “Success is an exception, so be exceptional.”


626. “It takes little to no budget — perhaps a shift in mindset — to give praise when you see someone doing something right, rather than waiting for a formal review.


627. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. —Friedrich Nietzsche


628. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napolean Hill


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


630. Your hard work and dedication is an example to everyone on our team! Thank you for being your best every day!


631. A reliable employee is the best gift a leader can ask for. Thank you for being someone I can rely on.


632. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” —Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue


633. “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.”


634. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”


635. Ed keeps all of us laughing, and he’s helped me so many times in a jam. I’m really glad you’re on our team.


636. Watching you strive to improve has been an inspiration for both me and the entire team. You’re amazing!


637. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli


638. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”


639. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”


640. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis


641. “Life isn’t about getting and having; it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse, Princeton professor


642. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – Simon Sine, author of Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t


643. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill


644. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”


645. “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


646. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”


647. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” - Bill Gates


648. “The key to success is action.” Brian Tracy


649. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis


650. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —John C. Maxwell


651. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”


652. 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!


653. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” Pete Hoekstra


654. “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


655. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy


656. 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.


657. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”


658. Thank you for being a great leader, by your leadership, men find their purpose and fulfill their destiny. Thank you for being a blessing.


659. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.”


660. 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.


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


662. “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


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


664. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” —Ayn Rand, author


665. Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18


666. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision."


667. 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.


668. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


669. “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.” —Peter Drucker


670. Be assured that I will continue to work in a way that will make you proud.


671. “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.”


672. “Data is the river that runs through everything.”


673. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie


674. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.”


675. “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.”


676. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude. I look forward to another 10 years!


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


678. Thank you for making the work-life enjoyable. You are a source of inspiration to me, and I appreciate you so much.


679. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances."


680. “You become strong by lifting others up, not pulling them down.” – Matshona Dhliwayo, author


681. Janelle is a great coach. This past month, she encouraged me to share with the team the research I’ve been doing, and she worked with me on the presentation.


682. 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


683. 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.


684. 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


685. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” - Napoleon Bonaparte


686. 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.


687. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus


688. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.”


689. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” – Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group


690. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. —Abraham Lincoln


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


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


693. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” -Peter F. Drucker


694. 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.


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


696. 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


697. “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.”


698. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”


699. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell


700. You are amazing. Your analysis has been on the money every single time.


701. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi


702. “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”


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


704. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. —Ann Brashares


705. “Leadership is action, not position.”


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


707. You make coming to work a pleasure.


708. You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got. —Viki King


709. “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


710. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet


711. Jason is doing an amazing job on his new client account. Maybe he can tell us how he got an upsell so quickly.


712. 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.


713. “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)


714. “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


715. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama, former U.S. President


716. To live a life fulfilled, reflect on the things you have with gratitude. —Jaren Davis


717. 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.


718. “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


719. Your creative and innovative thinking has put you in a class all your own. No one else can compare.


720. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


721. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.”


722. Thank you for supporting me in my efforts to succeed.


723. “You manage things; you lead people. “


724. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” —Ken Blanchard


725. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. —Maya Angelou


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


727. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”


728. “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


729. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist."


730. “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.”


731. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy


732. “Stay connected to feel empathy, compassion, and understanding for yourself and others.” Vanessa Tucker


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


734. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” —Donald McGannon, broadcasting executive


735. “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


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


737. It’s nice to have an employee who is always up for a challenge!


738. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


739. “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.”


740. Your exemplary commitment over the years has been pivotal to this company’s success.


741. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett, investor


742. Thank you for being a mentor to me. You have been my teacher both in the workspace and in my personal life. I love and appreciate you, Sir.


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


744. Education is the mother of leadership. —Wendell Willkie


745. 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.


746. “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


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


748. 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.


749. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”


750. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” —Alan Kay


751. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair, British politician


752. 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.


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


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


755. “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.”


756. “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)


757. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."


758. I’m so happy that your dedication has paid off in a big way. Keep up the great work!


759. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs


760. 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


761. “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.


762. “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."


763. 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


764. Your exceptional leadership skill is what we’ve all benefited from. It’s such an honor to have you as a leader. Thank you for being so awesome, Sir. We love you.


765. “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”


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


767. When I think of service, the first name I think of is Jorge. And here’s why….


768. You did a fantastic job helping our team reach its goal. Thank you for setting such a fantastic example!


769. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


770. 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!


771. You’ve been crushing your personal goals lately. Awesome job!


772. “Done is better than perfect.” —Sheryl Sandberg


773. You are a long legend, you have touched our lives and given meaning to them through your leadership. Thank you for being a great and visionary leader. I appreciate you, Sir.


774. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux


775. “You’ve got this!”


776. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” —Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, and speaker


777. Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. —Ernest Hemingway


778. Take pride in a job well done, because you are the reason we achieved our goals!


779. Thank you for always being the first to clean up after game time (I won’t thank you for always beating me at Uno though!).


780. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell


781. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


782. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado


783. 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


784. “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


785. 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.


786. Your hard work and commitment helped us complete our project on time. I’m so grateful to have you with us!


787. “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.”


788. 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.


789. “Remember, feedback is meant to address the problem, not the person.”


790. “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


791. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” —Padmasree Warrior, CEO & founder of Fable


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


793. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”– Steve Jobs


794. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader


795. 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.


796. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” Ken Blanchard


797. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker


798. Stop thinking of gratitude as a byproduct of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a worldview. —Bryan Robles


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


800. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison, American inventor


801. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. —Arnold Glasow


802. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton


803. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington


804. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell


805. He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. —Solon


806. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – James Allen, writer


807. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”


808. Your sense of humor makes coming to work an absolute delight. Thank you for keeping our spirits high!


809. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


810. Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. —Unknown


811. “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


812. He who has great power should use it lightly. —Seneca


813. 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.


814. “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”


815. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” - Joe DiMaggio


816. “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


817. “Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.” —John Maxwell


818. 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.


819. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George Patton, general in the United States Army


820. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” General Colin Powell


821. “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


822. “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."


823. “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, French writer, poet, and aristocrat


824. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” - Max Lucado


825. 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.


826. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Ken Blanchard, American writer


827. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” Harvey Mackay


828. “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


829. When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte


830. “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


831. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” - Pat Riley


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


833. 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.


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


835. 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.


836. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower


837. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy


838. “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


839. Your desk is so beautifully decorated! It always brightens my day whenever I walk by it.


840. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb, author


841. You have been a wonderful leader, I found my fulfillment in your vision. Thank you so much, Sir for adding meaning to the lives around you. I am forever grateful.


842. You will never have enough, do enough or be enough, until you see yourself today as enough. —Cindy Keating


843. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis


844. “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


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


846. 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


847. “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


848. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” —Seth Godin


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


850. “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

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