There are rewards of leadership, but there is still a price of leadership. And that’s a steep price. There is suffering, sacrifice, sadness, sweat, hard work, resources, challenges and financial obligation when it comes to becoming a leader in your field. But what all good leaders know is that the price is more than worth it.
Here are 10 reasons to become a good leader:
#1. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” – Warren Bennis
#2. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller
#3. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – Norman Schwarzkopf
#4. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” – Sam Rayburn
#5. “The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organisation, you have to improve yourself and the organisation gets pulled up with you. That is a big lesson.” – Indra Nooyi
#6. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” – John Zenger
#7. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire to raise their own bar.” – Orrin Woodward
#8. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter F. Drucker
#9. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc
#10. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell
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