The 27 Best Quotes About Influence

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You can’t lead without influence, and you can’t have influence if you’re not a leader.

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Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.-Albert Schweitzer

The Gentle Are Strong

Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.-John C. Maxwell

The most powerful moral influence is example.-Huston Smith

Leadership is influence.-John C. Maxwell

You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.-Niccolò Machiavelli

People will follow you when you build the character to follow through.-Orrin Woodward

A true leader is a person whose influence inspires people to do what is expected of them to do. You cease to be a leader when you manipulate with your egos instead of convincing by your inspirations.-Israelmore Ayivor

Nelson Mandela Good Heart

True leaders bring out your personal best. They ignite your human potential.-John Paul Warren

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.-George Eliot

Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.-Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.-John C. Maxwell Bill Bradley

Each day you are leading by example. Whether you realize it or not or whether it’s positive or negative, you are influencing those around you.-Rob Liano

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others but far enough ahead to motivate them.-John C. Maxwell

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.-James Buchanan

One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure.-Howard Schultz

Children are more influenced by sermons you act than by sermons you preach.-David McKay

The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.-Kenneth H. Blanchard

Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership.-Bill Owens

Patience and gentleness is power.-Leigh Hunt

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.-Harvey S. Firestone

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.-Ralph Nader

Leaders..should influence such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others.-Bob Goshen

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