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Top 10 Leadership Quotes

Depending on the time of day, type of mood, or the current situation a leader and indeed leadership can mean many things to many people.  At Abacus we believe that at its heart leadership is about being innovative in establishing a clear vision, that others are willing follow.

Inspirational leadership can be found in many ways….as a result we have created a list of our Top 10 favourite leadership quotes;


  1. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan


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


  1. 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


  1. 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


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


  1. 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


  1. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky


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


  1. Example is leadership. – Albert Schweitzer


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

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