61 Leadership Quotes

Be motivated by these inspiring leadership quotes. What makes a good leader, let these quotes answer that question. Leadership is the act of leading people to achieve goals by helping people grow and develop to their fullest potential.

  1. "Your values are who you are, and they represent how you will lead." Kristina Diviny-MacBury, Principal Pro
    Motivational   |  



  2. Leadership training is not a one-time event. It is a continually process ... Jamy Bechler, The Leadership Playbook
    Quote of the Day  |  



  3. A good leader doesn’t just sit around and fire off orders to others; instead, they lead by example. Hannah Raybans, Inspiring Kids to Be Leaders
    Inspirational Quotes   |    



  4. "A leadership position is one that requires many different skills. It is an activity that is sometimes hard to measure, but the results of the team will determine the leaders success." Catherine Pulsifer
    Teamwork   |  



  5. A true leader asks advice, when he has time to think; but he never asks advice in a crisis. He acts. Herbert N. Casson
  6. "A true leader asks advice, when he has time to think; but he never asks advice in a crisis. He acts." Herbert N. Casson
    Positive   |    



  7. "One of the smartest things you can do as a manager is to hire the right person and then keep them happy. Happy workers tend to take less time off and are more likely to stay with their employer." Reen Rose, The Secrets to Being Happy at Work
    Happy   |  



  8. "While it is essential for a leader to mobilize commitment to high performance at all levels of an organization, it is equally essential for leaders to stimulate 'performance anxiety' and drive concerns about the status quo downward through the organization." David Hunter, Working Hard - and Working Well
    Commitment   |    



  9. True leaders are the first to admit that they don't know everything and that they need help. Bill Byrd
  10. "True leaders are the first to admit that they don't know everything and that they need help." Bill Byrd, Sweet Success 12 Proven Habits of Winning Leaders
    Wise   |  



  11. "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." Dwight Eisenhower
    Positive Attitude   |  



  12. "Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate." William Arthur Ward
    Blessed   |  



  13. "The best way for us to perhaps influence others is to instead focus on ourselves by doing our best - then others will be influenced from our leadership by example." Lisa Kardos, Optimize for Victory
    Best Motivational Quotes   |  



  14. "Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself."
    Brian Tracy



  15. No one may become a real leader in any walk of life without practicing the habit of doing more work and better work than that for which he is paid. Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success
    Quotes about Life   |    



  16. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. Nelson Mandela
  17. "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. Nelson Mandela
    Famous Quotes



  18. "Although your actions will still be the primary determinant through which people will gauge your effectiveness as a leader, your communication skills will serve as a great support." Patrick Cogen, Communication Skills
    Action



  19. "However, Steve Jobs could not have made the Apple empire what it is today without a team working alongside him, and therefore his leadership skills count among his greatest achievements." Mark Patterson, Steve Jobs: 7 Top Life and Business Lessons of Steve Jobs for Unlimited Success
    Achievement   |  



  20. Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front. Mark Patterson
  21. Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
    Nelson Mandela  



  22. Simply and plainly defined, a leader is a man who has followers. The leader deserves to have followers. He has earned recognition. Authority is no longer enough to command respect. Wilfred Peterson
    Respect



  23. Power is the ability to exert force to accomplish a purpose. Of all the ways this can be done, leadership is the most powerful. Those who understand the basic principles of leadership are the ones who shape the world we live in and, in a very real sense, rule over it. Those who do not understand leadership and do not use it will be subject to those who do. Rick Joyner, Leadership: The Power of a Creative Life
    Purpose   |  



  24. One of the biggest responsibilities of being a manager is ensuring that all of your employees positively contribute to the company. No business can afford employees who do not have a positive impact on the bottom line. Terrance Sember, Bad Apples
    Encouraging   |  



  25. Communicating properly and showing off your leadership skills can make your career. Josh David, People Skills Guide
    Communication   |  



  26. KEY: You get what you focus on. This key is taught all over the world in leadership and management classes. The idea is that whatever you highlight and affirm in your staff, you will get more of. Daniel Colston, Unstoppable
    Focus   |  



  27. Being trustworthy is the most important characteristic of a leader. Gavin McGinnis
  28. Being trustworthy is the most important characteristic of a leader. Your team should be able to trust your word. Gavin McGinnis, Coaching
    Trust   |  



  29. Teams maximize a leader's potential and minimize her weaknesses. Strengths and weaknesses are more exposed in individuals. John C. Maxwell, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Workbook
    Motivational Musings   |  



  30. I will always remember what my teacher said when issuing the award; she said, "Leadership does not always mean doing what is popular; leadership means doing what is right, even if no one else will follow." Ian Tuhovsky, Natural Confidence Training
    Teacher   |  



  31. Adding responsibility with confidence will increase your employee's willingness to work and their pride in the company's end result. At the same time, you must maintain ultimate leadership. Meir Liraz, Small Business Management
    Confidence   |  



  32. Manage by walking around. See what people are doing and listen to what they have to say. Meir Liraz, How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills
    Listening   |  



  33. The first law of leadership is that your foundation is built through integrity, character, and trust. Brian Cagneey
  34. The first law of leadership is that your foundation is built through integrity, character, and trust. Brian Cagneey, Leadership:The 7 Laws Of Leadership
    Character   |    



  35. A leader who cannot shoulder the blame is not someone people will follow or trust. Marshall Goldsmith
    Blame   |  



  36. When asked to summarize my leadership philosophy, I pair it down to this: I live by example. I work hard, serving others honestly and ethically. Christian Motley, Leadership Philosophies From Unsung Leaders
    Honesty   |  



  37. Leadership requires making a path alone, and finding that niche in the market that is unseen by the competitors. Michael Winicott, Steve Jobs: Business Lessons
    Knowledge   |  



  38. Leadership - Individuals setting and promoting standards of excellence. Steven Rosenthal
  39. Leadership - Individuals setting and promoting standards of excellence. Steven Rosenthal, SimplySmart Management I
    Preparation   |  



  40. Truly accountable leadership is the only way to build an organization that can not only survive in our increasingly complicated world but also succeed and grow. Vince Molinaro, The Leadership Contract
    Accountability   |    



  41. As a leader of your organization, you have no doubt spent a good deal of time and effort developing a vision and path to reach it. Scorecards can insure you are on the path, making progress because they allow the leadership team to see what is happening in each area and throughout the organization. Stephen Hawley Martin, The CEO's Guide from Good to Great
    Time   |  



  42. Remember also that effective leadership is about setting the example; when those around you observe your strategic use of localised processes to effect positive change, they'll start to adopt the practice as well, which is one step nearer to a culture that coaches high performance. Richard Hill, PhD: The Academic Coach
    Example   |  



  43. The most successful leaders are those with the best people skills, especially during the most difficult circumstances. Suresh Basandra
  44. The most successful leaders are those with the best people skills, especially during the most difficult circumstances. Suresh Basandra, Management and Leadership Questions and Answers
    Challenge   |    



  45. Leaders spend so much time preaching innovation. But one desperate molecule can’t prevent ice from crystallizing around it as the temperature drops. Safi Bahcall, Loonshots
    Transformation   |    



  46. To dеаl with difficult реорlе еffесtivеlу, уоu nееd an аррrоасh thаt еnаblеѕ уоu, асrоѕѕ thе board, to control what уоu саn and еliminаtе whаt you can’t. The imроrtаnt thing tо rеmеmbеr iѕ thаt you аrе in соntrоl оf far more thаn уоu rеаlizе James Stafford, How to deal with difficult people leadership link to comforting
    Comforting   |    



  47. Good leadership skills and practices don't come about by accident. They are the result of intentional decisions being made all along the way. John Stange
  48. "Good leadership skills and practices don't come about by accident. They are the result of intentional decisions being made all along the way." John Stange, Intentional Leadership
    Decision   |  



  49. Some people are natural born leaders who can inspire trust without even trying. But most people who inspire trust need to be taught, and they often learn the lessons through pain, failure, and humbling moments. If you're lucky and smart, though, you can learn it from a good teacher. Robin Dreeke; Cameron Stauth, The Code of Trust
    Failure   |    



  50. In short, great leadership leads to employee excellence, which leads to customer satisfaction and strong business results. In other words, the customer doesn't come first; leadership comes first. Lee Cockerell, Creating Magic
    Customer Service   |  



  51. From early childhood Franklin was celebrated for his physical beauty, his athletic vigor and his imperturbable good nature. His companions invariably recognized him as their natural leader. John S.C. Abbott, Benjamin Franklin
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  52. Great leaders have the ability to envision what the future should look like. . .   Pat Williams
  53. Great leaders have the ability to envision what the future should look like and the ability to chart a course for getting there.
    Pat Williams, Vince Lombardi on Leadership
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  54. The word "please" seems to have exited the vocabulary of many leaders. I don't suggest that you end every single request with the word, but I encourage you, as a leader, to say and write the word on a daily basis. Michael A. Pitcher, Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader
    Leadership vs Management   |  



  55. To lead others, you must first lead yourself. Amongst the most challenging of leadership situations you can experience is when you do not have the answers, cannot see the way forwards, are stuck in fog, and must still provide strength and direction to your people.
    Stephen Harrison, Appreciate the Fog
    Experience   |  



  56. The role of managers is to execute tasks effectively, while that of the leader is to focus on people and change, to look toward the future, and to inspire others to follow the path of change. The leader is in fact tomorrow's spokesperson who drives unique and authentic vision into opportunities.
    Iris Lavy, Leadership Framed by Art
    Opportunity   |  



  57. Within the new conditions that we are experiencing within markets, the same is true for business leadership. If you aren't willing to explore new strategies or risk, someone else out there likely will.
    John Wessinger, Ride the Wave
    Quotes about Taking Risks   |  



  58. The corporate managers, community leaders, and other decision makers who champion diversity have redefined racial progress for the post– civil rights era, from a legal fight for equal rights to a celebration of cultural difference as a competitive advantage.
    Ellen Berrey, The Enigma of Diversity
    Diversity   |  



  59. Good Leader Quotes

  60. "A leader is one who is more interested in the success of their people than the success of themselves." Catherine Pulsifer
    Success   |  



  61. "The best leaders are very often the best listeners. They have an open mind. They are not interested in having their own way but in finding the best way." Wilferd Peterson
    Words of Encouragement   |  



  62. Every leader has an internal leadership map, a personal GPS, which brings his vision into action. It starts with an understanding of where they want to be? Steven Rosenthal, Leadervision:Anyone Can Be a Leader
    Vision   |  



  63. "An accepted leader has only to be sure of what it is best to do, or at least to have made up his mind about it." Winston Churchill
    Choices   |  



  64. "A genuinely awesome leader comprehends the wide range of components that accompany driving others, and endeavors to help other people achieve their objectives; they are continually creating themselves, and go about as visionaries for their association." Alexander Mejia, Leadership
    Helping Others   |  



  65. "Effective leaders inspire and motivate people to follow their visions willingly and eagerly, not out of fear." Keith and Maya Traver, Parental Leadership
    Fear   |  



  66. The greatest gift a leader can get is the gift of feedback. When someone takes the time to pause, reflect on what’s happened, and communicate back what they saw and heard, and how it made them feel and act – they have offered the greatest gift of all. Janeen Latini, Love to Lead. Lead to Love
    Giving   |



  67. "Every leader is unique, and every effective leader has something to teach us about leadership." Will Peters, Leadership Lessons
    Potential



  68. "Thomas Jefferson is known as a leader in the thought of his age. His principles command command the attention of every political school, and it is necessary that all should have ready access to them." Benj. S. Catchings, Master Thoughts of Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson Quotes



  69. It's important to remember leaders of the past so that we know the values and high standards from which to measure future leaders. Luke Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower: World Wars to the White House
    Future   |  



  70. As a leader, as long as you continue to manage effectively and maintain your leadership practices by holding yourself and others accountable, you can persevere through any situation. Michele Morgan, Work Ethics
    Perseverance   |  



  71. The best leaders are those who care about those they lead. They lead by example, work hard, and are respectful because they recognize they are in "the people business." Marc Trestman, Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork
    Work   |    



  72. But even the best leaders do not necessarily start out as extraordinary right off the bat - far from it. In fact, the most inspiring superhuman leaders are those who managed to overcome the challenges and obstacles along their way on their quest to become better leaders. Mick McPherson, Leadership: Superhuman Leadership NOW!
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