The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead
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This story first appeared in the March 2013 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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Whether on the battle field or in the boardroom, the best leaders inspire greatness in others through their words and actions. Through the problems faced by nations and companies have changed over the years, the qualities that make an effective leader haven't.

We've collected some motivating words on what makes a great leader from some of history's most influential people from Napoleon to Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Margaret Thatcher

  

Napoleon Bonaparte

  

Jeannette Rankin

Sam Walton

  

Eleanor Roosevelt

  

Faye Wattleton, president of Planned Parenthood

  

General George Patton

Booker T. Washington

  

Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator (D., N.J.)

  

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