During a time of crisis, sometimes you need that little bit of inspiration to help you weather the storm. These quotes from leaders can help you to put things into perspective and provide you with a different way of looking at things, a shift in your mindset. That shift may give you the push you need to keep going.
I hope that these 7 inspirational leadership quotes can give you the upliftment that you need during this difficult time. You can also download and print the image quotes for use later when you need to pull from a place of strength.
This quote reminds us that leadership is a service. It’s not about a title or position. It’s about giving so that you can help others and motivate them to reach their fullest potential. By doing this we help to increase the number of people who can then lead themselves and bring about change.
This leadership quote offers a perspective that leadership is based on getting people to do what needs to be done to have the biggest impact. This should be attempted without forcing them but persuading them to take on a direction or decision that they believe in and will work hard to accomplish. In the end, you will have a team that is more productive, loyal and empowered.
George S. Patton was a general responsible for the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers during WWII. He knew the importance of letting his soldiers do what they do best by providing then with the resources they needed. The same is true in leadership. It’s important to let the experts, the people with the knowledge in their given field, do what they are trained to do by providing them your vision and giving them the resources and tools they need to do their job.
Sara Blakely had to learn how to create a product that now serves hundreds of thousands of women. Not knowing how to do something should inspire you to want to learn. During this process of learning, you can find your strengths and new solutions for problems that others may not have contemplated.
It’s easy to be a great leader when times are good. During this time, you’re not judged or criticized. It’s when the problems occur that a leader’s strength, courage, decision making and ability to collaborate will reveal itself.
It’s crucial as a leader to prioritize what’s important. You need to be clear about where your attention and focus should be placed. Your staff is the engine behind your business. If their needs are not being met, it will trickle down to your customers and then your bottom line.
It’s essential as a leader to be able to help calm the anxieties of your people during a time of crisis. This can be achieved with empathy, compassion, clear communication and providing them with the tools and resources they need. If you are not calm during a storm, they will follow suit.
I know how difficult it can be to lead during times of uncertainty. You may be questioning your own leadership skills or struggling with finding your voice. If you are transitioning to a leadership role or new to leadership and looking for support during this time my new book Physicians Rise Up: A Guide to Evolving As A Healthcare Leader is a resource to help you lead with success.