A Collection of Inspirations…

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

-Arnold H. Glasgow-

My dad always used to say, “If you’re falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly. You have nothing to lose.”

-Captain John Sheridan, Babylon 5-

”The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.”

-Vidal Sassoon-

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

-Ray Kroc-

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

-Anna Eleanor Roosevelt-

”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-

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

-Arnold Glasgow-

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

-Stephen Covey-

”The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.”

-Joe Batten-

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

-John C. Maxwell-

”Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower-

”A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

-Max Lucado-

”To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate. When the best leader’s work is done the people say, “We did it ourselves”.”

-Lao Tzu-

”A leader is a dealer in hope.”

-Napoleon Bonaparte-

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

-Kenneth Blanchard-

”Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.”

-Toma Landry-

”He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”


”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.”

-Vincent Lombardi-

”Impossible is a word found only in a fool’s dictionary.”


”The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.”

-Faye Wattleton-

”There’s nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can’t clearly articulate why we’re doing what we’re doing.”

-James Kouzes and Barry Posner-

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

-John Quincy Adams-

”The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.”

-Don Coryell, ex-San Diego Chargers Coach-

“The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.”

-Winston Churchill–

“There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to get beat, but only one way to win; get there first.”

-Willie Shoemaker–

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

-Author unknown–

“It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning.”

-Graeme Edwards-

“A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must be undaunted when the going gets tough.”

-Ronald Reagan–

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

~ Peter F. Drucker-

“The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”

~ Elaine Agather-

“Leaders grow; they are not made.”

-The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, The Leader of the Future, (c) 1996-

“The only test of leadership is that somebody follows”

-Robert K. Greenleaf-

“Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration—of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.”

-Lance Secretan, Industry Week-

“Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves.”


“Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”

-Peter F. Drucker-

“An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.”

-Chinese proverb-

“The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence.”

-James L. Fisher-

“Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to posterity.”

-Harold J. Seymour-

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

-Peter Ferdinand Drucker-

“A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless”

-Charles deGaulle-

“A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.”


“A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt-

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

-Dwight D. Eisenhower-

“I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.”


“You do not lead by hitting people over the head, that’s assault, not leadership.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower-

What you always do before you make a decision is consult. The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted. Then, once policy is determined, you call on them to help you sell it.”

-Elizabeth Dole-

“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-

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.”


“Waiting for ideal conditions is rarely an option, go on be a Tiger”

– Accenture, on Tiger Woods-

One thought on “A Collection of Inspirations…”

  1. Pandji, pandji, pandji knapa semua pake bahasa bule dan. Semua orang bule yang jadi inspirasi lw sob? Lw g mau cari inspirasi dari Bung Karno yang udah bentuk negara ini? LW g mau cari inspirasi dari Pak Harto yang udah bangun negeri ini (walau ada dana lebihnya hehee)? Lw g mau cari inspirasi dari Haji Eddy (roti bakar eddie) yg udah siapin roti dan tempat bagi kaum gaulsners yg kantongnya pas2an? Lw g mau cari inspirasi dari “GW” yg terinspirasi dari lw sob? Please lah sedikit angkat dan terinspirasi dari orang orang kita. . . Ada g seeh orang bule yang terinspirasi dari tokoh tokoh negara kita?

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