Here are twenty quotes from John Maxwell’s 360 Degree Leader.

20 Quotes from 360 Degree Leader:

“If you wouldn’t follow yourself, why should anyone else?”

“Tend to the people and they will tend to the business.”

“Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.”

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn’t.”

“People always move toward someone who increases them and away from anyone who decreases them.”

“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

“The leader’s Attitude is like a thermostat for the place she works. If her attitude is good, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the environment is easy to work in. But if her attitude is bad, the temperature is insufferable.”

“Leadership is more disposition than position—influence others from wherever you are.”

“The company owner doesn’t need to win. The best idea does.”

“A Chinese proverb says, ‘Those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well.’ Gratitude is one of the most attractive of all personal attributes.”

“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others.”

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

“Leadership is a moving target and it always will be. If you desire to become a better leader, get comfortable with change.”

“To become a 360-Degree Leader, you will have to pay a price. You will have to give up other opportunities in order to lead. You will have to sacrifice some personal goals for the sake of others. You will have to get out of your comfort zone and do things you’ve never done before. You will have to keep learning and growing when you don’t feel like it. You will have to repeatedly put others ahead of yourself. And if you desire to be a really good leader, you will have to do these things without fanfare or complaint.”

“Successful leaders are like icebergs. When you look at an iceberg, you see only about 10 percent of it, and the rest of it is hidden under the water. When you look at successful leaders, you see only a fraction of their lives. You see the part that looks really good, but there’s usually a lot that remains hidden that’s neither exciting nor glamorous.”

“What’s worse than training your people and losing them? Not training them and keeping them.”

“Your mind will give back to you exactly what you put into it.”

“You never really know something until you teach it to someone else.”

“Nothing will make a better impression on your leader than your ability to manage yourself. If your leader must continually expend energy managing you, then you will be perceived as someone who drains time and energy. If you manage yourself well, however, your boss will see you as someone who maximizes opportunities and leverages personal strengths. That will make you someone your leader turns to when the heat is on.”

“The greatest enemy of good thinking is busyness.”