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A great Leader encourages and empowers others

“A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.” — Russell H. Ewing

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” — Marianne Williamson

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

“Coaching isn’t an addition to a leader’s job, it’s an integral part of it.” — George S. Odiorne

“I have yet to find the man, however, exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” — Charles M. Schwab

“If you are going to help people reach their potential, they need to be recognized and rewarded. Everyone needs that.” — Jacqueline Norcel

“If you wish a general to be beaten, send him a team full of instructions; if you wish him to succeed, give him a destination, and bid him conquer.” — Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

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

“No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.” — Philip Armour

“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

“People change when they hurt enough that they have to, learn enough that they want to, or receive enough that they are able to.” – John Maxwell

“Talented performers flock to the best and brightest leaders, and these leaders, in turn, lift the lids off their people and uncork the latent talent inside of them.” – John Maxwell

“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.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“The people who are lifting the world onward and upward are those who encourage more than they criticize.” — Elizabeth Harrison

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

“The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.” — Charles Schwab

“There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being to help someone succeed.” — Alan Loy McGinnis

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resource: Leadership Quotes

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