Leadership Quotes

50+ Leadership Quotes That Will Inspire Your

Here is the list of 50+ Leadership Quotes That Will Inspire Your

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Leadership Quotes

  • “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey, author and educator
  • “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” – Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator (Leadership Quotes)
  • “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft (Leadership Quotes)
  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett, investor (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” – Walt Disney, founder of Disney (Leadership Quotes)
  • “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company
  • “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” – Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
  • “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker, author and educator (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple
  • “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi, legendary Green Bay Packers coach (Leadership Quotes)
  • “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  • “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” – Pat Riley, President of the Miami Heat and former Lakers coach (Leadership Quotes)
  • “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series
  • “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike KrzyzewskiDuke basketball coach (Leadership Quotes)
  • “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan, Hall of Fame basketball superstar (Leadership Quotes)
  • “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado, Christian author and preacher (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa, Catholic nun and saint (Leadership Quotes)
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks, civil rights activist
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”. – Theodore Roosevelt, former U.S. President
  • “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President
  • “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State (Leadership Quotes)
  • “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” ― Henry Kissinger, former U.S. National Security Advisor and Secretary of State (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State

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  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States
  • “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.” – Joe Namath, former New York Jets quarterback
  • “If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you.” – Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback (Leadership Quotes)
  • “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai, activist
  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – President John Quincy Adams, former U.S. President
  • “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”– Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. President
  • “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” – Alexander the Great, former king of Macedonia (Leadership Quotes)
  • “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – Harry Truman, former U.S. President
  • “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – President Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President
  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy, former U.S. President
  • “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (Leadership Quotes)
  • “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian independence movement leader (Leadership Quotes)
  • “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor
  • “If ‘leadership’ has come to be known as something much bigger than us, aligned to changing the world, then we are spending way too much time celebrating things that hardly anyone can do and not celebrating things we can do every day.”- Drew Dudley, founder of Day One Leadership
  • “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” —Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and former U.S. President (Leadership Quotes)
  • “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” – John Kenneth Galbraith, economist and diplomat (Leadership Quotes)
  • “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama, former U.S. President
  • “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India
  • “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” – Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Leadership Quotes)
  • “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. President
  • “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas?” – Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Leadership Quotes)
  • “There is a troublesome humor some men have, that if they may not lead, they will not follow; but had rather a thing were never done, than not done their own way, tho’ other ways very desirable.” – William Penn, early Quaker and founder of (Leadership Quotes)
  • “I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.” – Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Leadership Quotes)
  • “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain, writer

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