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Famous Quotes on Strengths and Leadership

Motivational Quotes on Personal Strengths

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Manager

Many people lack the courage they need to succeed at work because they worry about their weaknesses. As a leader, you can empower people significantly by bringing out their strengths. Leadership that motivates people to discover and use their talents can maximize success for everyone in your workplace. Here are some motivational quotes on personal strengths and leadership:

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” –  Benjamin Franklin

“As a leader, first, work on yourself – increase your self-awareness. There shouldn’t be any other urgent agenda than this. Get enlightened! Know very well who you’re including your strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots!” – Assegid Habtewold

“You are unique with unique talents for unique purpose.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.” – Ben Carson

“Being in touch with your strengths and weaknesses, as well as what motivates you, will help you be more successful in your job.” – Joanie Connell

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar

“Work while you have light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” – Henri Frederick Amiel

“I think the greatest of people in society carved niches that represented the unique expression of their combinations of talents, and if everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combinations of talents in this world, our society would be transformed overnight.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“We all have strengths and weaknesses. The best advice is to embrace, focus on, and nurture our strengths.” – Charles Glassman

“We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.” – Benjamin Carson

“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” – Doris Lessing

“Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that.” – Tom Krause

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

“Only when you cultivate your talents and gifts you prosper.” – Sunday Adelaja

“Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose.” – Steve Maraboli

“It has been my observation that the happiest of people, the vibrant doers of the world, are almost always those who are using – who are putting into play, calling upon, depending upon – the greatest number of their God-given talents and capabilities.” – John Glenn

“Give people room to be what God created them to be; don’t force them to fit into your own mold.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Listening and acknowledging we are all different is the greatest gift to share with one another.” – Paul Isaacs

“Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you’re gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.” – Barbara Sher

“I want to challenge you today to get out of your comfort zone. You have so much incredible potential on the inside. God has put gifts and talents in you that you probably don’t know anything about.” – Joel Osteen

“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” – John Dewey

“We should seek a system that provides outlets for those skills and talents so that everyone can find a way to work and serve in a manner that best suits the strengths of each individual.” – Lee R. Raymond

“But history will judge you, and as the years pass, you will ultimately judge yourself, in the extent to which you have used your gifts and talents to lighten and enrich the lives of your fellow men. In your hands lies the future of your world and the fulfillment of the best qualities of your own spirit.” – Robert Kennedy

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” – Erma Bombeck

“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” – Queen Elizabeth II

“Stir the world with your skills, shake the world with your talents, move the world with your brilliance, change the world with your genius.” – Matshona Dhliwayo