75 Twitter Ready Quotes

April 20th, 2012

Twitter. It is huge. If you aren’t on Twitter you should be, it just may be taking over the world. The social media site is used as a marketing tool, to spread news, to entertain, and even has even changed the world.

Of all the things I like about Twitter (including all the live tweets about the OKC Thunder), my favorite aspect of this expansive social network is the ability to follow superstars throughout the world. Many Twitter users follow entertainers, and if you look at the top 5 most popular people on Twitter you easily recognize this:

I, however, follow very few entertainers (OKC Thunder players excluded, of course), but superstars in the leadership, team-building, and motivation world. People like John C. Maxwell, Tom Peters , Dave Ramsey, or even the Association of Experiential Education.
Some Twitterers, like Craig Groeschel post about their work in this world, some like Scott Williams, tweet about their blog, their family, and love of the Thunder). Others, such as Petteri Tarkkonen, mostly share quotes about their passion.
I encourage you to use Twitter in whatever capacity you feel appropriate. To aid you in that process, I have collected some awesome quotes about leadership that are Twitter-ready. They are shorter than 140 characters, include the source, and start sharing with your followership. If there is one thing I know about Twitter, the more you tweet, the more people will listen.
The Quotes
The challenge of leadership is both moral & one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another @LouisFarrakhan
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time. @BrianTracy
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.  – Mahatma Gandhi
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. – Napoleon Hill
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker
It’s not what you know; it’s what you use that makes a difference. @TheZigZiglar
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. – Peter Drucker
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person. @BrianTracy
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. @StephenRCovey
Example is leadership. – Albert Schweitzer
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. – Woodrow Wilson
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller
I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together. – George W. Bush
Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time. – George W. Bush
Chance favors only the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur
I forgot to shake hand be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership. – Lee Iacocca
Leadership does not depend on being right. – Ivan Illich
Leadership is influence. – @JohnCMaxwell
Character matters; leadership descends from character. – @RushLimbaugh
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. -E. Nightingale
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.  – Warren G. Bennis
Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain. – George Will
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. – Nelson Mandela
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. – John Buchan
To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. – Pat Riley
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. – @TonyBlairOffice
The book you don’t read won’t help. @OfficialJimRohn
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. – @KenBlanchard
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. – Marian Anderson
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. – @RumsfeldOffice
Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table. – Hubert Humphrey
There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two. – Bertolt Brecht
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. – Harvey S. Firestone
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. – Tom Landry
The secret to success is good leadership, & good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members better. @TonyDungy
If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. – Ingvar Kamprad
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. – Arnold H. Glasow
Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn. -E. Nightingale
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership. – JC Penney
I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins. – Norman Lear
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. – Bo Bennett
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. –E. Nightingale
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. – Harold S. Geneen
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. – Harold S. Geneen
Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular. @TonyRobbins
Management is about arranging and enhancing. @Tom_Peters
Leadership must be established from the top down. – Sam Nunn
Always render more andino
Education is the mother of leadership. – Wendell Willkie
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. – Erskine Bowles
Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! – Earl Nightingale
We need leadership, and we need it now. – Byron Dorgan
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. @TonyRobbins
It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute. – William Pollard
We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past. @RepPaulRyan
The art of communication is the language of leadership. – James Humes
Leadership demands that we make tough choices. – Alan Autry
Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it. – John Naisbitt
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation. – Alan Autry
Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout. – Bill Owens
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. – James Buchanan
Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, no matter what the project. – Bill Owens
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done. – Vance Packard
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. – Bill Bradley
The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it. – Cyril Falls
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. – Napoleon Hill
Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of leadership. – Bill Owens
Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes. @CarlyforCA
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. – Anita Roddick
Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. – Dianne Feinstein

I hope you can use these…I will post more Twitter-ready quotes from time-to-time, so follow along. What is your favorite quote? What is your favorite leadership quote? Let me know if I need to add it to my list!Tweet on Tweeters.
Ryan Eller
Founder, Experiential Adventure

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