20+ T.D. Jakes Quotes On Leadership

Bishop T.D. Jakes breaks down leadership in the simplest way. Empowering leadership quotes that will inspire you to be a successful leader. 



We instinctively know how to lead if we allow ourselves. 

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If you want to lead by your instincts, then you must create a vision large enough that you cannot achieve it alone.

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You don't want to lead a task, run a business, direct a philanthropy, or guide a church if your stakeholders assume you don't need their help.

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When you operate independently in the midst of your team, it stunts their growth as well as your own.

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Don't allow the criticisms of others or the distractions of the urgent to deter you from your destiny.

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The world is our University and everyone you encounter is your teacher. When you wake up each day, make sure you go to school.

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If you're looking for leadership you don't always have to look in the front to find it.

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Great leadership doesn't start on the stage...great leadership starts at the back.

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Great leadership starts in the pews.

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All of us are leaders in some way.

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The problems you are dealing with right now, maybe the fact that you are in training for the next level of leadership.

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When the goal in front of you, becomes more powerful than the obstacle behind you, you will always win.

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There is nothing I’m any more passionate about than empowering the next generation.

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The steps of the Lord are leading you higher and higher and further and further than you've ever been before....take another step.

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Excellence requires discomfort.

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If you can't  figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.

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If you don't plan on the change as a leader, that will determine how successful you are whether it's a good change or a bad change. 

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You learn as much from your failures as you do from your successes.

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One of the most difficult things that can happen in leadership is to step into leadership that you didn't grow and that you didn't groom because you don't know where the issues are.

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I prefer leaders who have been in the trenches. I tend to prefer people who know what it means to rise through the ranks and see the organization from a variety of angles and positions.

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