Tony Blair was quite an odd for in British leadership, his charisma was so powerful that he managed to be hated and respected by the same people. People could be so strongly against him but then turn around and say well you have to give him credit he’s got great leadership skills. Tony’s Blair could even be responsible for the downward view on all on today’s British leaders as none of them quite stack up to Tony’s leadership skills.
Tony Blair had a long career unmatched by any leader and over those years he gave many great leadership speeches winning him back support again and again winning election after election.
Some of the leadership quotes for Tony Blair
“However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice. “
Being against abortion without upsetting anyone, this kind of leadership quote is what Tony Blair was famous for, just this little twist to get both sides of the fence to agree to what he was saying, and it worked.
“I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country. “
This is also one of the leadership quotes which won him respect from the country not just his party. Tony knew to win an election you needed votes from every section of society so that is how he ran his leadership. Getting your own party’s support is the easy part, getting votes from the opposition is where great leadership comes into play.
“Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime. “
Whether this quote is true or not it shows Tony trying to claim a very conservative message on crime but also one which is not likely to upset his own party, not many people are going to be against tough on crime so its a safe approach which wins support from the opposition, more leadership skills in action and shows Tony put though into the things he said and how people would react to them.
“The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real. “
The war and Tony’s passion to go ahead with it will forever cast a shadow over his long career, no country likes to be reluctantly taken to war and when it turns out the leadership lied to them about it, they become even more angry, sadly this event will probably what Tony Blair leadership will be remembered for.
Tony Blair was an amazing public speaker and word smith with many leadership quotes to his name which changed an country and inspired them to vote and keep on voting.