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450 Best Leadership Credo Quotes: Guiding Principles (2023)

1. “Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.” – Adam Grant

2. I often strive to exceed my own expectations while exceeding my constituents, as well as my superiors; as a leader I try to be conscious of when I need to step up as well as step back, see my own flaws and strengths while utilizing others as well.

3. … religion (ought to be if it isn’t) a great deal more than mere gratification of the instinct for worship linked with the straight-teaching of irreproachable credos. Religion must be life made true; and life is action, growth, development–begun now and ending never.

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

5. “Having a personality of caring about people is important. You can’t be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them. ”

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

7. “Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless. ”– Author Unknown

8. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

9. ‘He who see Me everywhere and in everything, neither he get separated from me, nor Me from him.’

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

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

12.  If the law supposes that,' said Mr Bumble. . . the law is an ass - an idiot. - Author: Charles Dickens

13. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” ~Pablo Picasso

14. “There is nothing brilliant nor outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing: I do the things that I believe ought to be done… And when I wake up my mind to do a thing, I act.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

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

16. Magnify your lens. Question the seemingly ‘impossible’

17. 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

18. Whatever you think you will become, so manifest a positive blossoming in one & all

19. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” ~Neil Armstrong

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

21. Men make history and not the other way around. 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 S. Truman

22. “When I see people stand fully in their truth, or when I see someone fall down, get back up, and say, ‘Damn. That really hurt, but this is important to me and I’m going in again’ – my gut reaction is, ‘What a badass.’” – Brené Brown

23. “It takes leadership to improve safety. ” - Jackie Stewart

24. “Our responsibility as leaders, be it in the military or in business or in government or in education, is to create an environment where people can discover their gifts, develop their gifts, share their gifts, and be recognized and appreciated for doing so–which creates an opportunity for them to have a meaningful life, a life of purpose in which they feel valued and get a chance to be what they were brought onto this earth to be.”

25. “Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan, former NBA basketball player

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

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

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

29. “Optimism is true moral courage.” ~Ernest Shackleton

30. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner. ”

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

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

33. “Leadership and culture aren’t about being the boss or being in control; they are about creating shared visions and goals, and then inspiring, empowering and influencing others to achieve more than they ever thought possible. ”

34. Give back, Contribute to the wheel of life

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

36. “I consider my  ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.” -Charles Schwab Young Lions Collective

37. “Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain, author

38.   A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other

39. ‘Free from pride and delusion, victorious over the evil of attachment, constantly centered in the Self, desires retired, free from pairs of opposites like pleasure/pain, the wise reach the Goal.’

40. Failure is almost certain for the ‘intelligent’ skeptic 

41.  Present! Share your leadership credo in presentations, meetings with your team, etc using the following format (and yes, it will sound better the more you practice):

42. “I was raised to face any challenge.”  ~Louis Zamperini

43. ‘Whatever form a devotee desires and worships with faith, I make that (steady and) concrete.’

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

45. “Safety is not a gadget, but a state of mind. ” – Eleanor Everet, Safety Expert

46. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks, former director of the NAACP

47. “This is my thesis: caring for persons, the more able and the less able serving each other, is the rock upon which a good society is built. Whereas, until recently, caring was largely person to person, now most of it is mediated through institutions – often large, complex, powerful, impersonal; not always competent; sometimes corrupt. If a better society is to be built, one that is more just and more loving, one that provides greater creative opportunity for its people, then the most open course is to raise both the capacity to serve and the very performance as servant of existing major institutions by new regenerative forces operating within them.”

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

49. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

50. “The journey is where we find perspective.” 

51. “Safety brings first aid to the uninjured. ”- F. S. Hughes

52. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” ~Helen Keller

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

54. Add value, bring your unique take to the table

55. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”  – Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State

56. “You manage things; you lead people.” – Grace Murray Hopper, U.S. Navy rear admiral

57. “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. ”

58. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

59. “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” ~Thomas Edison

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

61. ‘Tatraikaagram manah kritwaa yatachittendriyakriyah, Upavishyaasane yunjyaagyogamaatmavishuddhaye’

62. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – Jocko Willink

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

64. “High expectations are the key to absolutely everything. ”

65. Be in the thick of action, to keep team on its toes

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

67. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur

68. “If we win the hearts and minds of employees, we’re going to have better business success. ”

69. “Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.” – Oscar Wilde, writer and poet

70. Leadership Credo

71. Jeff Bezos: “Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities. ”

72. “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” – Jim Collins

73. There's no better policy in society than pursuing the health and safety of its people.”– Ralph Nader

74. “If you want to be happy, be.” ~Leo Tolstoy

75. “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

76. “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

77.   The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe

78. 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

79. You are your last line of defense in safety. It all boils down to you”. – Kina Repp, is a workplace accident survivor, and motivational speaker.

80. Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contributions to safety management that determines whether the people we work with life or die.” – Sir Brian Appleton, safety assessor.

81. A winning leader’s persona

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

83. “Never let failure discourage you. Every time you get to the base of a mountain (literal or metaphorical), you're presented with a new opportunity to challenge yourself, to push your limits beyond what you thought possible, to learn from climbers on the trail ahead of you, and to take in some amazing views. Your performance on the mountain you climbed last week or last month or last year doesn't matter - because it's all about what you are doing right now.” 

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

85. 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

86. Stop & Think, on realizing that you are over-doing the effort

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

88. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

89. “This country was founded by a group of slave owners who told us that all men are created equal.” George Carlin

90.  Oprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow. ”

91.   If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears

92.   Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan

93.  Brainstorm quotes, metaphors, stories (Read our blogs for more on stories) or examples of heroes or role models that relate to or illustrate your values and principles

94. ‘Vihaaya kaamaan yah sarvaan pumaamshcharaati nihsprihah, Nirmamo nirahankaarah sa shaantim adi  gacchati.’

95.  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

96. ‘Ajnashchaashraddhadhaanashcha samshayaatmaa vinashyati, Naayam loko’sti na paro na sukham samshayaatmanah’

97. “Most people, no matter how talented, will at some point find themselves in a

98. Unknown: “Never underestimate the power of a t-shirt. ”

99. “Democracy, the deceitful theory that the Jew would insinuate – namely, that theory that all men are created equal.” – Adolf Hitler

100. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. “

101. Nurture your intuition, your Inner Voice

102. 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

103. 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

104. “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 Young Lions Collective

105. ‘Yatra yogeshwara krishno yatra paartho dhanurdharah, Tatra shreervijayo bhootirdhruvaa neetirmatirmama’ 

106. ‘To him who knows the Self, all the vedas are  of as much use , as is a reservoir of water in a flooded place.’

107.  The helicopter was a U. S. Navy helicopter. There were no civilian helicopters available to film companies, so they just made some stuff out of two-by-four wood. And I would straddle a two-by-four out from the helicopter with a camera and what we call a high hat, which is a low metal stand. - Author: Haskell Wexler

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

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

110.   There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it

111. “Instead of being  concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.” -Confucius Young Lions Collective

112.   If you want to be a great leader, remember to treat all people with respect at all times. For one, because you never know when you’ll need their help. And two, because it’s a sign you respect people, which all great leaders do

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

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

115. Unknown: “You have to believe it before you see it. ”

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

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

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

119. “Leadership is an attitude. Every one of us on this planet is in a

120. ‘Yield not to impotence, Partha. It does not befit you. Give up this mean weakness of heart and stand up!’

121. Warren Buffett: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ”

122. “Change happens in an instant. It happens the moment you DECIDE to change.” ~ Allyson Lewis

123. “Don't ever underestimate the importance of treating others with respect and kindness.” 

124. . . Here is another quote that shows how evil this can actually be: 

125. “Good business leaders create  a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” -Jack Welch Young Lions Collective

126. Find out what makes one tick, don’t get fooled by external appearances, dig deeper to get to the essence

127. “Business growth and people growth aren’t separate ideas; they are complementary pieces in creating value.”

128.  Once again, vague terminology helped conceal what was really going on. - Author: Michael Crichton

129. “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. ”

130.  It is unrealistic to want to be happy all the time. - Author: Andrew Weil

131. Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.” – Author Unknown

132. “If the highest  aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” -Thomas Aquinas Young Lions Collective

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

134. “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.” ~C.S. Lewis

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

136.  Roy Ash: “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. ”

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

138. ‘Na me paarthasti kartavyam trishu lokeshu kinchana, Naanavaaptam avaaptavyam varta eva cha karmani, Yadi hyaham na varteyam jaatu karmanyatandritah, Mama vartmaanuvartante manushyaah paratha sarvashah.’

139. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple

140. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~Albert Einstein

141. Develop deep empathy towards others shortcomings

142. …it’s very hard to connect what we do in the day to day with our values and with such big ideas. We need our leaders to help us with that.”

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

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

145. “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

146. ”Yatanto yoginashchainam pashyantyatmanyavashthitam, Yatanto pyakritaatmaano nainam pashyantyachetahsah’

147. “How we treat people is always our choice, and if we choose not to be respectful, it can come back to bite us.” 

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

149.  37 Signals: “Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage. ”

150. “I had grown to understand that my responsibility as a CEO transcends business performance and begins with a deep commitment to the lives of those in our care–the very people who time and talent make the business possible.

151. ‘Yo Yo yaam yaam tanum bhaktah shraddhayaarchitum icchati; Tasya tasyaachalaam shraddhaam taameva vidadhaamyaham’

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

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

154. “Thy right is to work only, but never to its fruits. Let not the fruit of action be thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction.”

155. “Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top—it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others—it rises from your heart.” 

156. “When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees.  And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever.  And you look at the tree and you allow it.  You see why it is the way it is.  You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way.  And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it.  You appreciate the tree.  The minute you get near humans, you lose all that.  And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’  That judgment mind comes in.  And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

157. “That man attains peace who has given up (incessant) desires and who carries on without longing of ‘I-ness’ or ‘My-ness’”

158. Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.” – Jeff Cooper

159. Marian Wright Edelman: “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. ”

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

161. “If more than half of your communication with any individual is negative, it’s an oppressive relationship.”

162. “Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation, and international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment, and freedom of mankind. ” – William M. Jeffers

163. “The employer generally gets  the employees he deserves.” -J. Paul Getty Young Lions Collective

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

165. “We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” ~C.S. Lewis

166. “A personal credo can help you stay true to yourself and to your beliefs even in extreme circumstances, when risks to your physical and mental well-being might threaten your values. What’s your credo? What is your purpose? What do you strive to do daily? How do you think people would currently describe you as a person? As a leader? How do you want people to describe you? What values are most important to you? Know what you stand for. And know what you would fight for. How do you want to be remembered when you leave this earth? Here’s another question to ask yourself: What are you are doing right now to work toward that personal credo? A credo isn’t about writing a few words down. It’s about taking action. It’s about living those words every day.” 

167. ‘Klaibyam maa smaa gamah paratha naitat twayyupapadyate, Kshudram hridaya daurbalyam tyaktwottishtha parantapa’

168. ‘Many branched and endless are the thoughts of the irresolute. But here (Karma Yoga) there is single pointed determination.

169. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” ~John Wayne

170. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas A. Edison

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

172. “So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person’s genius is confined to a very few hours.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

174. Mi Oon: “We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off. ”

175. ‘Yadyad aacharati shreshthas tattadevetaro janah; Sa yat pramaanam kurute lokas tad anuvartate’

176. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~John Wooden

177. “It is the culture you create that is going to determine whether your players perform and execute.” – Jon Gordon

178. Power, Arrogance and Anger keeps one away from perfection

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

180. “The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.” ~W. Somerset Maugham

181. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ~Winston Churchill

182. Focus and monitor the process not the results

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

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

185. Be a great role- model

186. ‘Vyavasaayatmika buddhir ekeha kurunandana,Bahushakhaa hyanantaashcha buddhayo vyavasaayinaam’

187. ‘Having made the mind one-pointed, controlling the actions of the senses and the mind, let him be seated, practice Yoga for the purification of self.’

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

189.  The Backroads Bosslady: “Don’t risk more than you can afford to lose!”

190. “The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” ~Anne Frank

191. 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

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

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

194. What matters in a workplace, what helps an employer if you've got a unionized workforce is if your shop stewards know the rules of the game if your safety reps are taught to examine situations to make sure the workplace is safer. Better informed delegates better workplace safety saves companies money. Unions are very good at safety. We are good at teaching delegates how to resolve disputes.” – Bill Shorten

195. “I really like reading books.” ~Dale Carnegie

196. “In the end, it is about truly caring for every precious human being whose life we touch. It is about including everybody, not just the fortunate few or exceptionally talented. It is about living with an abundance mindset: an abundance of patience, love, hope and opportunity.”

197. Be generous with credit to team members/ stakeholders, frequently pass on your individual achievements

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

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

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

201. ”An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface. ” – Don Brown

202. Albert Einstein: “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. ”

203. “Know yourself.” ~Greek Proverb

204. Paper doesn’t save people, people save people.” – Dan Peterson

205. “The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” -Robert K. Greenleaf

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

207.  Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell

208. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” ~Thomas J. Watson

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

210. 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

211. “I do care a great deal about the environment. Still, my real work and my greatest challenge are trying to overcome deceits that end up jeopardizing public health and safety. ”– Erin Brockovich

212. “The general who  advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.” -Sun Tzu Young Lions Collective

213. “I am still learning.” ~Michelangelo

214. 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

215. “But deeper insights had come from a simple question we had started asking people: ‘How did it make you feel?'”

216. “We have 7000 people, and each and every one of them is somebody’s precious child.”

217. 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. —John Kenneth Galbraith

218. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” — Stephen Covey, author, businessman and speaker

219. Measuring Safety Performance by the number of injuries you have is like measuring parenting by the number of smacks you give.” – Dr. Robert Long

220. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.” – Leroy Eimes, author and leadership expert

221. “Neither in this world, nor the next is there destruction or grief for him who strives to be good.’

222. Being the Vice President of the Lead Council allowed me to utilize my leadership skills first hand. I was able to work on an equal level with my peers as well as still being able to step up and be the leader. I always kept my leadership credo in the back of my mind when doing this because I have been in their exact position where I was part of the group but was not quite sure how I could be of help to benefit the group. This knowledge that I acquired from being in both roles I was able to step back and make sure that I was conscious of my strengths and weaknesses to be able to be of service to the group. 

223. Your employees learn by example. If they don't see you practising good safety habits, they won't think safety is important.” – Electrical Construction & Maintenance

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

225. “Luck runs out, but safety is good for life. ” - Safety slogan

226. “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. ”

227.   Abu Bakr: “Knowledge without action is meaningless”

228. 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

229. Mentor judiciously. Excessive lofty download might lead to confusion/inaction

230. “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. ”

231. You don’t need to know the whole alphabet of Safety. The A, B, C of it will save you if you follow it: Always Be Careful.” – Colorado School of Mines Magazine

232. 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

233. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. ”

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

235. “The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.

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

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

238.   It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie

239. “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.” ~Will Rogers

240. ‘The (wise) knowers understand the truth that the unreal has no being and there is no ‘non-being’ of the real.’

241. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – President Theodore Roosevelt

242. “To be awake is to be alive.” ~Henry David Thoreau

243. Work injuries and illnesses can affect every aspect of life for workers and their families.” – Maine Department of Labor

244.  Like every comedian, if I heard a joke that I thought would work, I used it. - Author: Milton Berle

245. Walt Disney: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ”

246. “Who you choose  to be around lets you know who you are.” -Han Tehm Young Lions Collective

247. Drew Houston: “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. ”

248. “We believe in building our people.”

249. ‘Naasato vidyate bhaavo naa bhaavo vidyate satah, Ubhayorapi drishto’ntastwanayos tattwadarshibhih’ 

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

251. Unknown: “Remember why you started. ”

252. “Check yourself before you wreck yourself. ”- Meg Cabot

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

254. This Abraham Lincoln quote is one that I base my learning and my aspirations on future leading. 

255. “Always be yourself,  express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” -Bruce Lee Young Lions Collective

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

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

258. 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

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

260. “Anyone can hold  the helm when the sea is calm.” -Publilius Syrus Young Lions Collective

261. “Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”

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

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

264. Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world. ”

265. Don’t confuse, scatter team energies, Be resolute about a few K. R. A’s

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

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

268. “Equal” is a hard term for some to grasp when thinking about all mankind.  What is most important is that we are all made differently, though perfectly, by a loving creator.  All of our lives have a purpose, and we are all blessed with different strengths.  The creator did not make any mistakes in creating any of us.  It is us that have twisted the creation to elevate ourselves above others, and to put more value on certain strengths over others.  Great leaders that see everyone else as their equal are not only authentically humble, they are unusually wise.  They also accept that every person is different and as such, they cherish those distinctions.  They appreciate all those differences and know that each person has equal value in the big picture.

269.  Describe why these values and principles are important to you personally and in your role as a leader

270.   Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve

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

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

273. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” ~Neil Armstrong

274.   Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you are better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys

275. “The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served. The best test, and difficult to administer, is: Do those served grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least privileged in society? Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?“

276. Unknown: “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. ”

277.   Some see risk as a reason not to try. Some see it as an obstacle to overcome. The risk is the same; to try or not depends on your perspective

278. “Working safely is like breathing – if you don’t, you die. ”– Jerry Smith

279. ‘Evam pravartitam chakram naanuvartayateeha yah, Aghaayur indriyaaraamo mogham partha sa jeevati’ 

280. Mandy Hale: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. ”

281.  I made money. I wanted to give it back to Africa but I wanted to give it back in a meaningful way. So I really want to do something which deals with the root of the problem of hunger, of disease, of ills we have in our society. - Author: Mo Ibrahim

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

283. “But we can’t control the environment; all we can control is the way we react to it.” 

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

285. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~Viktor E. Frankl

286. Make SAP better for generations to come”. Every day, leaders at SAP rely on this credo to drive 

287. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be 

288. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” ~Aristotle

289. “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.” 

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

291. “Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.” ~Pythagoras

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

293. ‘He who has abandoned egoism, power, arrogance, desire, anger, aggrandizement, who is peaceful and free from the notion of ‘Mine’, he is fit to reach Perfection.

294. “When I see people stand fully in their truth, or when I see someone fall down, get back up, and say, ‘Damn. That really hurt, but this is important to me and I’m going in again’—my gut reaction is, ‘What a badass.’”We often speak about focussing on your circle of influence and this quote from Brené Brown reminds me so much of that. A circle of influence means being aware of the situation you’re in and owning your reaction. 

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

296. ‘One sees ‘This’ as a wonder, another speaks of it as wonder, yet another hears of this as a wonder, but none understand ‘This’ at all’

297. Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ” 

298.   If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else

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

300.   Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it

301.  Robert H. Schuller: “Tough times never last, but tough people do. ”

302.  Meditate, unleash the latent powers of your mind

303.   As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything

304. 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

305. ‘For the ones who worship me one-pointedly, being self-controlled, I secure that which is not possessed by them and preserve what they already possess.’

306. ‘Yaanishaa sarvam bhootaanaam tasyaam jaagarti samyamee, Yasyaam jaagrati bhootani sa nisha pashyato muneh’ 

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

308. “One great truth we’ve learned is this: The people are just fine it’s our leadership that’s lacking.”

309. “The key pillars are establishing a shared long-term vision, fostering a people-centric culture, developing leaders form within, and sending people home fulfilled.”

310. If you want to work out what a safety displacement activity is, take it out of the equation and see if it makes any difference. If there’s no difference, then whatever that activity is, it’s probably a waste of time. ” – George Robotham

311. “Leaders establish trust with candor, transparency, and credit. ”

312. Look for talent within the team

313. ‘Nirmaanamoha jitasangadoshaa, Adhyaatmanityaa vinivrittakamah, Dwandwairvimuktaah sukhadukhasamjnair, Gacchantyamoodhaah padmavyayam tat’

314. “A personal credo can help you stay true to yourself and to your beliefs even in extreme circumstances, when risks to your physical and mental well-being might threaten your values. What’s your credo? What is your purpose? What do you strive to do daily? How do you think people would currently describe you as a person? As a leader? How do you want people to describe you? What values are most important to you? Know what you stand for. And know what you would fight for. How do you want to be remembered when you leave this earth?” 

315. “Everyone wants to contribute. Trust them. Leaders are everywhere. Find them. Some people are on a mission. Celebrate them. Others wish things were different. Listen to them. Everybody matters. Show them. We don’t just need a new guide to leading in times of change or adversity. We need a complete rethink, a revolution.

316. “If leadership isn’t about fighting fires, what is it about? We believe it is about lighting fires.”

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

318. “Let no wise man unsettle the minds of the immature (ignorant), who are attached to action. In fact he must engage them in action, himself involved devotedly.’

319.  Heaven is the only place where prayers are not made. - Author: Ellen J. Barrier

320. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” ~Billy Graham

321. ‘Karmanyevaadhikaaraste maa phaleshu kadaachana, Maa Karmaphalahetur, bhoor ma te sango’stwakarmani’ 

322. . . as we interview business and community leaders from around the state of 

323. “We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for.”

324. “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

325. “Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.”

326.   To succeed takes more than the desire to win. It also takes the acceptance that we could fail

327. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, military leader

328. “He who has  never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” -Aristotle Young Lions Collective

329. “We really care about our people.” 

330. ‘The ignorant, the faithless, the doubtless suffer. Neither in this world nor another is there happiness for them.’

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

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

333. ‘He lives in vain who does not contribute to the Wheel that has been set revolving.’

334. “Peace begins with a smile.” ~Mother Teresa

335. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein

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

337. Jack Ma: “In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up. ”

338. ‘Wherever there is Krishna, Lord of Yoga, and Partha the archer, there is prosperity, success, happiness and stability, my belief.’

339. 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

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

341.  Write down a couple of values or principles that are important to you and/or your company

342. Steve Martin: “Be so good they can’t ignore you. ”

343. The safety of the people shall be the highest law.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

344. 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

345.  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

346. “We first have to radically change the way we think about business, about people and about leadership. If we do so, we can build thriving organizations that bring joy and fulfillment to all who serve them and depend on them.”

347. “Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. ”– Aeschylus

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

349. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. ”

350.   Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it

351.  We all wish to be loved alone. - Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

352. “Be a yardstick  of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” -Steve Jobs Young Lions Collective

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

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

355.   What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world

356. Jon Acuff: “Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood. Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence. ”

357. “Don't do something detrimental to yourself. In hurting yourself, you obviously do damage to you, but you are part of the team, so when you damage yourself via a poor choice, you are hurting the team as well. ” – Matt Forck

358. “Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today. ” – Robert Pelton

359. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison

360. ‘Ananyaashchintayanto maam yeh janah paryupasate, Tesham nityaabhiyuktanaam yogakshemam vahaamyahams’ 

361. 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

362. When beaten and down, remember the Divine Promise

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

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

365. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” ~Aristotle

366. “No man will  make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” -Andrew Carnegie Young Lions Collective

367. “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” ~Amelia Earhart

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

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

370. Unknown: “Life’s too short to learn from your own mistakes. So learn from others”

371. ‘Yo maam pashyati sarvatra sarvam cha mayi pashyati, Tasyaaham na pranashyami sa cha me na pranashyati’

372. Walt Disney: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ”

373. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.”

374. Unknown: “If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does. ”

375. This quote I feel perfectly describes a leader because it simply states that no matter what you do you need to put in all your energy and strive excellence. 

376. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

377. Malcolm Gladwell  

378.  15. Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to twenty of one's own, and likewise a single picul of his provender is equivalent to twenty from one's own store. - Author: Sun Tzu

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

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

381.   The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human

382. “Give people enough guidance  to make the decisions you want them to make. Don't tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.” -Jimmy Johnson Young Lions Collective

383. “They still work!”

384. “Safety work is today recognized as an economic necessity. It is the study of the right way to do things. ” – Robert W. Campbell

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

386. “If you care  enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.” -William James Young Lions Collective

387.  Bo Schembechler: “The Team! The Team! The Team!”

388. “Failure in and of itself is not a bad thing. But failing to learn from it is inexcusable.” 

389. “When he sees all the variety of being as resting in the One, and spreading forth from that One, he is then perfect”

390. ‘Na buddhibhedam janayed ajnaanam karmasanginaam, Joshayet sarva karmaani vidwaan yuktah samaacharan’ 

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

392. Nurture these 5 personal qualities of an evergreen leader

393. “It is the culture you create that is going to determine whether your players perform and execute.”

394. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ” – Benjamin Franklin

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

396. “Safety is 30% Common Sense, 80% Compliance, and the rest is good luck. ” – Barry Spud

397. Stand up against evil, no matter how outnumbered you are

398.  Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Our chief want in life, is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great. ”

399. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ~Alexander Graham Bell

400. “As we look  ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” -Bill Gates Young Lions Collective

401. “Our people are what matter most.”

402. . . Caring for workers is a universal credo of social justice

403. “The last of human freedoms—the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.” ~Viktor E. Frankl

404. ‘ Yaavaanartha udapaane sarvatah samplutodake, Taavaan sarveshu vedeshubraahmanasya vijaanatah’ 

405.   A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible

406. “From caring comes courage.” ~Lao Tzu

407.   When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute

408. Our motto is to work for peace based on social justice. Our mandate is to improve the condition, health, and safety of workers, and our mission is universal’.” – David A. Morse

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

410. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~T. S. Eliot

411. “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” ~George Washington Carver

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

413. ‘Whatever a great man does, other men also do; whatever standards he sets, the world follows’

414. ‘Yadaa bhoothaprithabhaavam ekastham anupashyati, Tata eva cha vistaaram brahma sampadyate tadaa’ 

415. “All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.” David Allan Coe

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

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

418. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

419.  We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. - Author: John F. Kennedy

420. ‘It sucks what I am going through but I am going to put my focus on what I can do to make my environment work for me. That might mean pushing through the difficult situation I am in, but it also means I choose to increase the influence I have over my own environment.’

421. ‘Ahankaaram balam darpam kaamam krodham parigraham, Vimuchya nirmamah shaanto brahmabhooyaaya kalpate’

422. “My thoughts disentangle themselves as they pass through my lips and fingertips.” ~Dawson Trotman

423. “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 of the United States

424. ” How will you lead with intention?

425.   John A. Shedd: “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. ”

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

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

428. 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

429. “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ~Isaac Newton

430. “What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.” ~Arnold Palmer

431. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch

432. ” -Arnold H. Glasow Young Lions Collective

433.  APPENDIX SOME WORDS ABOUT WAR AND PEACE (Published in Russian Archive, 1868) - Author: Leo Tolstoy

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

435. ‘Aashcharyavat pashyatikashchid enam, Aashcharyavad vadati tathaiva chaannyah, Aashcharyavacchainam anyah shrinoti, Shrutwaapyenam veda na chaiva kashchit.’

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

437. “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes.” – John Erskine, author

438. This Leadership Credo is one that I consider my own mission statement in life. One of my biggest facets is the fact that I am very detail oriented; I love working on projects that require minute details.Throughout my college career I created a magazine, a Leadership Manual, as well as creating many powerpoint presentations, all of which I was able to apply this skill.  Having such phenomenal professors in my major that have modeled me into the change I wish to see in the world, they gave me many chances to apply these skills and taught me how to use them further in depth. Forcing me to be as creative and innovative as possible with my work. 

439. ‘Paartha naiveha namuthra vinaashas tasya vidyate, Naho kalyaanakrit kashchid durgatim taata gacchati’ 

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

441.   People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it

442.  I'd rather clean my toilet than go to a show-business party. - Author: Shania Twain

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

444. “Think, think, think.”  ~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

445. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. ” 

446. 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

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

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

449. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

450. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan

451.   There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak

452. 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

453. Theodore Roosevelt: “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming. ”

454. “That which is night for all, keeps the self controlled man awake, in this night he ‘sees’ (when others cannot)’

455. “The soul is stronger than its surroundings.” ~William James

456. “The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein, physicist

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