Noteworthy Quotes from The Leadership Mandate

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“The leadership mandate is a call for you to start taking seriously the influence you have, while being intentional about developing your leadership capacity.”

“The most important area of influence is in the area of your family and home.”

“Anyone has the potential to influence and impact subordinates, colleagues, direct managers, and upper management.”

“You’re capable of influencing your friends and acquaintances.”

“Anyone can use the internet to gain influence and achieve success.”

“You have the ability to influence and impact your state, city, and neighborhood.”

“You no longer need to wait for someone to give you permission, a position, or title to start acting like a leader.

“The foundation for positive influence is based on your ability to successfully lead and manage yourself.”

“Those who engage in the right kind of thinking will have competitive advantage and always be in demand.”

“The relationships and friendships you have are the cornerstone to everything you do or strive to achieve.”

“To reach your personal and leadership potential requires that you become a lifelong learner.”

“Your strength zones are the areas that come easy to you, cause you to be efficient, and allow you to produce high levels of results when working in them.”

“Being able to effectively and proficiently communicate to an individual, group, and audience is a prerequisite to achieving your maximum reach and getting out your message.”

“When your passions are at the focal point of your life it causes you to live an enthusiastic and passionate life.”

“It’s vital to discover what you have been called to do, and then position yourself in a place where you are moving toward your purpose.”

“Having a personal vision for your life guides and drives you toward your purpose and dreams.”

“One of the most important roles of a leader is to produce results in a given area (s).”

Questions: Which quote did you like the best? What can you do this week to increase your influence with those around you?

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  • I like the quotes about influence. I prefer to call myself an influencer than a reader. Writing and music have a natural ability to have that power.

    Keep it up, Dan. Your doing great. Someday I’d like to chat with you about your sales by releasing a book in the way you did and at a lower cost.

    • Hello Dan,

      Your defiantly a leader/influencer. Your doing great things online!

      Thank you, we should plan a time to chat over the phone (Busy during the week but maybe during the weekend if that works with you).

  • I like the third one. A good reminder of the gift and calling that begins at home. Seeking the will of our Father seems to be the only real lasting influence we can have on anything.

    • Glad you enjoyed them. Amen about that! Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • Great quotes from the book Dan. They make great tweetable quotes (clicktotweet add on) :)

    • Thank you:) Glad you enjoyed them. Good point, I should have done that:)

  • I was thinking the same thing as Ngina, very tweetable! I am especially thankful for the fifth one about the Internet. I come from a small town and a small church and am grateful for the Internet to be able to reach out to people I couldn’t otherwise reach out to. I waited a long time to start writing, but it’s nice to see younger people like yourself getting such an early start, Dan. Excited to see how God will use you!

    • Hello Barb,

      It’s amazing how many people we can impact and influence online no matter where we live. I’m glad you started writing:) Thank you, I’m doing what I’m passionate about.

  • Here’s the funny thing. I was reading this one: “You no longer need to wait for someone to give you permission, a position, or title to start acting like a leader.” And it struck me – I’m used to having other people make my decisions for me. The odd thing about writing and blogging is that I have to make my own decisions and initiate writing and publish a book myself – I’m not used to having to do that – it’s a real growing experience! A good one.

    • It’s a good change/adjustment:) Knowing we can start or do something without someone giving us permission is freeing. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • This quote is so empowering to me, “You no longer need to wait for someone to give you permission, a position, or title to start acting like a leader.”

    Funny thing is, I never saw myself as a leader in the blogging world and yet others tell me I am. It blows my mind- in a good way.

    • Glad you enjoyed that one! Yes, you are an influencer in the blogging world!!! Your doing great things.

  • “The foundation for positive influence is based on your ability to successfully lead and manage yourself.” As you know, I very big on managing self. My kids could tell you this as well. Much of my personal story involves my inability to manage myself and struggling to figure out how to do so. People need to learn this, especially kids as young as possible. This is key to a successful life.

    • Glad you enjoyed that one. It’s an important one. It sounds like you have learned the importance and value of leading/managing self. Thank you for sharing.

  • Excellent quotes. My favorite quote is “You no longer need to wait for someone to give you permission, a position, or title to start acting like a leader. I really enjoyed the book. I pray your sales continue to grow.

    • Thank you, Bernard. That seems to be most peoples favorite. Thank you for taking the time to read the post and my book. Your a huge support.

  • I am big on working on and in your strength zones. This is the best way to make sure you are efficient in that area. Love this quote.. Your strength zones are the areas that come easy to you, cause you to be efficient, and allow you to produce high levels of results when working in them

    • Me too:) Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • DS

    This is my favorite, “To reach your personal and leadership potential requires that you become a lifelong learner.”

    • Glad you enjoyed the quotes:) Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • I like your quote about being a life long learning. I find that the older I get the more I have a desire to learn. I have also notice that often this is what separates the good leaders from the great leaders. When a leader stops learning he will soon stop leading well.

    • That’s great! With a lot of people I’ve seen that it’s usually the other way around, the desire to learn decreases when they get older. Keep learning and leading!!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Dan – I’m really looking forward to the book after seeing the gems here.

    This was my favorite: “You no longer need to wait for someone to give you permission, a position, or title to start acting like a leader.

    The two messages you’ve been talking about otherwise which really resonates with me and which I’ve used in my own life is that anyone can be a leader, we just have to take action. And that leadership comes from within. We don’t a title like you say. We can chose to do the right thing each day, we can guide others and serve others along the way and help others with humility.

    The more you lead from your essence and serve, the more others will be drawn to your leadership skills. Leaders don’t look for followers – leaders simply attract followers.

    • That’s the core message of the entire book! Glad you enjoyed that one:) Thank you for taking the time to read and share. I always enjoy hearing your wisdom.