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Leadership Quotes

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

Men make history and not the other way around. 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 S Truman

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential. John C. Maxwell

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey,

Leaders establish trust with candor, transparency, and credit.”
— Jack Welch

A boss has the title, a leader has the people. Simon Sinek

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams

“Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” James Humes

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” —Woodrow Wilson

Don’t find the fault, find the remedy” — HENRY FORD

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” 
― Roy T. Bennett

“Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.”- Lisa Cash Hanson

The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“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

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”
— Sheryl Sanberg,

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Simon Sinek 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Waldo Emerson

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”-M. D. Arnold

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion” — JIM ROHN

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” 
― J.K. Rowling

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”- Dianne Feinstein

My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” – Steve Jobs

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers. Robin S. Sharma

Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team. John C. Maxwell

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” – Dianne Feinstein

“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”
Michelle Obama

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. Tony Blair

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”
-Theodore M. Hesburgh

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” —Margaret Thatcher

A leader is the one, who knows the way, goes the way and show the way”— JOHN C.MAXWELL

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. 
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” 
― Roy T. Bennett,

“Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.”- Indra Nooyi

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. Chris Hadfield

A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible. Simon Sinek

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch

“Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees the tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.”
Bill Gates,

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
-John F. Kennedy

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“If your action inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become moreyou are a leader” — JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 
― Roy T. Bennett

“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”- Joanne Ciulla

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.” – Orison Swett Marden

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. Nelson Mandela

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. Arnold H. Glasow

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. Theodore Roosevelt

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

Management is doing the right thing; leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter F. Drucker

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King Jr

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.”
-Jim Rohn

“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” -Seth Godin

“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves” — J.PAUL GETTY

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” 
― Roy T. Bennett,

Leaders are not just born. Sure, some people are born with strong competencies and strengths for leading in certain situations, but it is very clear that leadership can also be developed. That means everyone can strengthen their skills and abilities to lead and influence.”- Dr. Susan Madsen

Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” – Richard Branson

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Stephen Covey

I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature. Muhammad Iqbal

I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing. Mark Wahlberg

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

As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.”
— Indra Nooyi

Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front. Nelson Mandela

“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.”
-John Maxwell

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves” — RAY KROC

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” 
― Roy T. Bennett, 

“If something doesn’t scare you a little, rarely is it worth doing. The sensation we as a Western culture label fear – a racing heart, sweaty palms, aching belly – can signal that danger looms ahead, but just as importantly it signals we are on the cusp of doing something great.”- Alexia Vernon

“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” – Peter McWilliams

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

I think leadership is more than just being able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. It’s about character and integrity and work ethic. Steve Largent

As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional – your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency. Chris Fussell

Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
— Jim Rohn

We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves. John C. Maxwell

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
-John Maxwell

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

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far” — THEODORE ROOSVELT

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” 
― William Arthur Ward

“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.”- Sallie Krawcheck

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Waldo Emerson