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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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