Martin Luther is an inspiration for many leaders. His wisdom and leadership leave many in awe of him. Today more than ever, in this fast-changing world where many see today’s egotistical and self-centered leaders, his wisdom is especially needed.
Top Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Leadership
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
Luther is trying to convey that good leader don’t always have to agree with others, but in some situations, listen to others and bring people together.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.”
Luther is trying to tell us when leaders are in difficult situations, people can always see their true self; how they lead people, who do they put above (their people or themselves). Fear exposes them for who they really are. So, what are leaders inspired about, what is their vision for the future and how will they deliver it?
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
Good leaders will never work for themselves or put themselves above. A good leader will always serve their people, ensure their protection of body, rights, and interests. A good leader will always strive for a better future for their people.
“If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
Luther is trying to convey that every man, be it ordinary, has a purpose and destiny in life. And every man must do everything to work towards and discover that purpose. Only then does that man will have something to fight for. Because a life without meaning, without any passion for that purpose, isn’t a life worth living. A good leader will always have a greater purpose to live for, a purpose through which he/she motivates others to follow him/her, a purpose that leads to a better future.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Luther is trying to motivate us by telling us not to give up under any circumstances, especially leaders. So many people depend on leaders and upon their strive depends the happiness and protection of their people.
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
Luther is trying to guide us; positive change does not happen in the blink of an eye. You have to work towards it and be passionate about it. Especially leaders, where so many looks to them for guidance to lead and ensure that change.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Good leaders should be driven by their morals to stand up for what is right, no matter how much backlash they face.
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
Failure is an inevitable companion in every task. But despite that, leaders should not give up.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Quotes on Leadership PDF
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
A leader speaking truth always and showing love will always help in bringing about a change. A leader must ask himself/herself, “What is an important truth that I want to represent?”
“The time is always right to do the right thing.”
A good leader will always do the right thing, no matter what. Their commitment to their morals is what attracts so many to follow them.