We are all trying to grow ourselves, our leadership voice and our ability to influence others. The following quotes are great words to ponder and incorporate into your leadership toolkit.                                              

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” –Norman Schwarzkopf  
"Confidence is contagious; so is a lack of confidence." -Vince Lombardi
“It's about doing things that you haven't done before, where you're still kind of a beginner, and not resting on your laurels.” -Caterina Fake, co-founder, Flickrz
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed to fail if you don’t try." –Beverly Sills
"You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.” -Mick Jagger
"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings." -Ann Landers
"I would rather die of passion than of boredom." –Vincent van Gogh
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it."  –American Proverb
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." –Albert Einstein
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." –Booker T. Washington
"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." –Joshua J. Marine
"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." –Les Brown
"When we understand that what we do is not who we are, we then become what we do." –Lee Hubert  

 * Quotes courtesy of the Lynchburg News-Advance

Thanks for reviewing the quotes. Now, the challenge for you is to determine how these quotes will influence your leadership style. I look forward to hearing how you applied the quotes and what you are doing differently. I wish you continued success and let us know about your achievements!