Leaders Say What We Cannot!

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I am going to share a single thought with you today: leaders say what we cannot! The greatest leaders form words that not only define a generation, but guide us through the echoes of time. Sometimes, the significance of these words are lost. However, it is always up to the new generation of leaders to not only remember these words, but to act on them! Who knows – even some of these new leaders may say something to inspire others for many years to come.

Churchill said: “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.” 

Lincoln said: “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

The Duke of Wellington said: “All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavour to find out what you don’t know by what you do; that’s what I called ‘guess what was at the other side of the hill’.”

Eleanor of Aquitaine: “Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits.”

Julius Caeser: “It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”

Is there a modern leader who inspires you?

32 Comments on “Leaders Say What We Cannot!”

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  2. Beautiful quotes! Unfortunately, such inspiring leaders are now less visible. In India, we had Nehru, Shastri and Indira, and after a long gap, Atal and Modi.

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  3. Wonderful quotes. That’s a good question, Sean. Modern leaders… Simon Sinek comes to mind: β€œA 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.”

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  4. The author Bill George in his book True North states β€œit is how you understand yourself through your story that matters, not the facts of your life.” This quote was thought provoking I wrote my whole post around it.

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    • Thank you for sharing this very insightful comment, Wise Hearted. Bill is so right regarding how understanding ourselves is key and not what we achieved. Sometimes, we need a gentle reminder.


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    • Thank you for your feedback, Haoyan. Yes, Lincoln was very perceptive. Even in the days when I went in to organisations and rebuilt them, this was the number one underlying problem.


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