At first glance it seems like a good book for a graduation gift, or great coffee table decor, but when you open The Right to Lead you find that it is much more. In this short book John Maxwell retells great stories of sacrifice and risk, shares poignant quotes regarding vision and integrity, and speaks to the necessity of action, determination, and service on the part of every leader.
A few of my favorite quotes from the book…
You will never do anything in this world without courage. – James Allen
We set young leaders up for a fall if we encourage them to envision what they can do before they consider the kind of person they should be. – R. Ruth Barton
Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only phase of life. It’s what you do after you cross the line that really counts. – Ralph Boston, Olympic Gold Medalist
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stand at times of challenge. – Martin Luther King Jr.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. – Vince Lombardi
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever the cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. – Arthur Ashe
There are dozens of other great quotes in this short book. If your looking for a short, easy read on leadership this is a great book to pick up.
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