“First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.” -A Bug’s Life.

We’re easing back in on a Monday morning (who’s with us?) and when we saw Inc.’s story listing 17 powerfully inspiring (and funny) quotes for every leader, we couldn’t resist sharing. Because, well, everybody who’s ever led anyone has been there. Some of our favorites:

  • “Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.” -Laozi
  • “By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work 12 hours a day.” -Robert Frost
  • “The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.” -Elaine Agather
  • “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” -Casey Stengel

We see you smiling! Want more? Check out the whole list here. And have a great Monday!