Leadership Quotes - Leadership Quote That Define Path To Leadership Success

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You can get leadership quotes from anywhere. But a leadership quote is worth your time if it's from a successful leader.

I know of a successful leader whose life and time is well documented in the oldest book in human history. His name is Jesus Christ . . . a Jewish man born in the first century.

Why Jesus Christ? What qualifies him to be quoted?

Jesus Christ is the leader of the Christian faith. That faith was born in 29 C.E. when Jesus started preaching in Galilee of Judea. He started as one individual preaching a message very different from what the people were use to.

However, today - some 2000 years after - over one-third of the world's population profess Christianity.

In simple terms . . . Jesus Christ is a successful leader by any standard.

What made Jesus Christ different?

He had no need for personal gain. He was not material in any way. And he had a passion to make a difference in the people's life even though they were less than perfect . . . even though they were sinners.

Below are a few leadership quotes from Jesus Christ and the accompanying lessons. You can learn a lot by paying close attention to the principles behind the words.

Note: The quotable quotes are in bold letters. The additional bible text is to help people not familiar with the events that led to the statements.

The Leadership Quotes

"Come to me all you who are toiling and loaded down. And I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for your souls". Matthew 11:28,29

The lesson: A leader should be humble, slow of temper, and refreshing.

"He went into their synagogue and look! a man with a withered hand! So they asked him, "Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath day?" that they might get an accusation against him.

"He said to them: Who will be the man among you that has one sheep and, if this falls into the pit on the Sabbath, will not get hold of it and lift it out? All considered, of how much more worth is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do a fine thing on the Sabbath". Matthew 12:9-15

The lesson: Be logical and analytical. Value people more than possessions. Be compassionate, be empathetic.

"So, after making a whip of ropes, he drove all those with the sheep and cattle out of the temple, and he poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. And he said to those selling the doves: "Take these things away from here! Stop making the house of my father a house of merchandise!" John 2: 13-17

The lesson: Righteous anger. An effective leader does not condone unacceptable conduct.

"On seeing the crowds, he felt pity for them because they were skinned and thrown about like sheep without a shepherd" Matthew 9:36

The lesson: Be compassionate

"The Worker is worthy of his wages". Luke 10:7

The lesson: Be considerate. Pay a fair wage.

"Now the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught at adultery and after standing her in their midst they said to him: "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of committing adultery. In the law Moses prescribed for us to stone such sort of women. What, really, do you say?" . . . He straightened up and said to them: "Let the one of you who is sinless be the first to throw a stone at her". John 8:3-11

The lesson: People make mistakes. Even the leader can make a mistake. So, give your subordinates a second chance when they are contrite in spirit after a mistake. However, ensure they learn the lesson from the incident.

There is a whole lot you can learn from the leadership style of Jesus Christ. Read the book, "The Greatest Man Who Ever lived". It covers Jesus life and ministry according to how the events occurred. You can also read the bible book of Matthew chapters 5 - 7. It covers Jesus famous sermon on the mount of Olives.

There is a whole lot you can learn from Jesus leadership style. The leadership quotes from him above is just a tip of the iceberg.

Learn from Jesus. Become a true leader . . . succeed.

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