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950 Best Leadership Quotes To Inspire Your Success (2023)

1. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


2. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people.


3. “The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein, physicist


4. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve.” Devin Bramhall


5. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness,


6. Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.


7. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.


8. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”


9. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” –Ken Blanchard


10. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren Bennis


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


12. “Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.” - Dave Weinbaum


13. “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


14. “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


15. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. - Kenneth Blanchard


16. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”


17. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Muriel Strode, poet


18. “Are leaders born or made? This is a false dichotomy – leaders are neither born nor made. Leaders choose to be leaders.” – Stephen R. Covey


19. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” -Mohandas K. Gandhi


20. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton


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


22. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must


23. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”- Thomas Edison


24. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” ― Henry Kissinger


25. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say." - Stephen Covey


26. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”


27. A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.” - Hans Finzel


28. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower


29. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.”


30. 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.


31. “A manager says “go”, a leader says “let’s go”.” — John Maxwell


32. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” –Margaret Fuller


33. “Make people feel like the hero of their journey and they will do more.”- Maxime Lagacé


34. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” –Peter F. Drucker


35. “Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.” – Winston Churchill


36. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” —Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue


37. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”


38. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the


39. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis


40. “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


41. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”- Henry David Thoreau


42. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward, writer


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


44. “Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people.


45. “I study how to make work not suck.”


46. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” -Warren Buffett


47. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, physicist


48. The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. - Mary Kay Ash


49. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” - Margaret Fuller


50. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” –Abraham Lincoln


51. “It’s never too late to become original.”


52. Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.


53. “The function of leadership is to produce


54. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” –Bill Bradley


55. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


56. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.


57. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” - Charles S. Lauer


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


59. Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. - Tom Landry


60. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.


61. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” —Stephen King, author


62. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


63. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right


64. “Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.” - John Naisbitt


65. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”


66. A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. - Franklin D. Roosevelt


67. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” - Margaret Wheatley


68. “It’s not about you. It’s about them.”


69. “A boss has the title, a leader has the people.” - Simon Sinek


70. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” ― Dolly Parton


71. “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


72. “Elicit” vs. “Illicit”: What’s the Difference?


73. “Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it."


74. “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” -Mark Cuban


75. You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. - Sam Rayburn


76. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


77. “The most serious failure of leadership is the failure to foresee.” - Robert K. Greenleaf, Founder of the Modern Servant Leadership Movement


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


79. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” - Mother Teresa


80. “The price of greatness is responsibility.”- Winston Churchill


81. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.”


82. “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.”


83. Management works in the system; leadership works on the system. - Stephen Covey


84. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”


85. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.” – Robin Sharma


86. “Leadership never ascends from the pew to the pulpit, but invariably descends from the pulpit to the pew.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


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


88. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” –Arnold Glasow


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


90. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others”- Bill Gates


91. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


92. Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.


93. “If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.”


94. “The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.” — Barbara Sher


95. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” – Tom Peters


96. “Doing what is right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what is right.” –Lyndon B Johnson


97. “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. Secretary of State


98. Leadership is intentional influence. - Michael McKinney


99. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”


100. “The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.”


101. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


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


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


104. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”- Walt Disney


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


106. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.” Brian Tracy


107. A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.


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


109. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” - Amelia Earhart


110. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” –Brian Tracy


111. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” –Arnold Glasow


112. “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”


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


114. “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi


115. “If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you.” – Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback


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


117. “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


118. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead


119. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.


120. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy


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


122. “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”- J.K. Rowling


123. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”


124. “Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations.” - John Seaman Garns


125. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


126. “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.” - Peter F. Drucker


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


128. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” - John C. Maxwell


129. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” - Mahatma Gandhi


130. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and


131. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates


132. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.” —Angela Jiang, product manager


133. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”– Nelson Mandela


134. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” — Stephen Covey, author, businessman and speaker


135. “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.”


136. “If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”


137. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence Movement leader


138. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” —Paul Polman, Dutch businessman


139. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;


140. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ― Peter Drucker


141. “Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.’”


142. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”- Dr. Seuss


143. “A strong secure leader accepts blame and gives credit. A weak insecure leader gives blame and takes credit.” - John Wooden, Basketball Coach


144. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”


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


146. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” —Padmasree Warrior, CEO & founder of Fable


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


148. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.


149. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”- Coco Chanel


150. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ― Harry S. Truman


151. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


152. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” - Sheryl Sandberg


153. “See the good in people and help them.” — Mahatma Gandhi


154. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.”


155. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” —Dianne Feinstein, Senior United States Senator


156. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”


157. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective


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


159. “Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” -Barbara Corcoran


160. Leadership is an action, not a position.


161. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” -Steve Jobs


162. You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. - Bob Nelson


163. A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.


164. “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” —Charles F. Kettering


165. “A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.” – Sam Houston


166. “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


167. “Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.” - Robin Sharma


168. “Education is the mother of leadership” - Wendell Willkie


169. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft


170. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”- Buddha


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


172. “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.”


173. “A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he


174. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” - Publilius Syrus


175. “Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” ― L. David Marquet


176. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward


177. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.


178. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”–Abraham Lincoln


179. “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.” – Nelson Mandela


180. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan


181. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ― Margaret Thatcher


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


183. “If you do every job like you’re going to do it for the rest of your life, that’s when you get noticed.” - Mary Barra


184. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy


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


186. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln


187. “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


188. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work."


189. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan, Hall of Fame basketball superstar


190. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” –Max Depree


191. “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


192. “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”


193. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”


194. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain, writer


195. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”- Henry Ford


196. “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”


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198. “Your connections with other people are important, our connection to the earth.”


199. “Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”- Peter Diamandis


200. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.


201. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates


202. Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. - Woodrow Wilson


203. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”


204. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.


205. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham


206. “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership” — Dee Hock


207. “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” - Oprah Winfrey


208. “I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself.


209. “You have to embrace the world if you want to live in it now.”


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


211. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company


212. “Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain, author


213. “A leader's job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be.” - Jack Welch


214. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs


215. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb, author


216. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher


217. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience


218. “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


219. “One person with commitment accomplishes more than


220. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”. – Theodore Roosevelt, former U.S. President


221. “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” - Max De Pree


222. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


223. “Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.”


224. “Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.” -Abraham Joshua Herschel


225. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. - Tom Peters


226. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell


227. “All leaders are readers.” – Jim Rohn


228. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill


229. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. - Peter F. Drucker


230. The last is to say ’Thank You.’ In between, the leader is a servant.


231. “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” - Adlai Stevenson


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


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


234. “The growth and development of people is the


235. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.”


236. “You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” - Jeanette Rankin


237. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision."


238. “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” Brian Tracy


239. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.”– Jim Rohn


240. “Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.” - Stephen Covey


241. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —Malala Yousafzai, activist


242. Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. - Simon Sinek


243. A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.


244. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” –Diogenes of Sinope


245. “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


246. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”


247. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Mary Tyler Moore


248. “Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan, former NBA basketball player


249. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


250. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” - George Patton


251. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” Pete Hoekstra


252. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” —Brandon Sanderson, author


253. “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” – Niccolò Machiavelli, philosopher and writer


254. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


255. A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.


256. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that count."


257. “Don’t ever diminish the power of words. Words move hearts and hearts move limbs.” -Hamza Yusuf


258. “Every great leader can take you back to a defining moment when they decided to lead.” ― John Paul Warren


259. “Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.” ― Roy T. Bennett


260. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” - Seth Godin


261. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. - Max De Pree


262. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs


263. “Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan


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


265. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. - Maya Angelou


266. “Who you are surrounded by often determines who you become.”


267. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower


268. Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.


269. “True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that


270. "There’s a wealth of evidence that people want to do meaningful work."


271. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”


272. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.” - Travis Bradberry


273. “Bad leaders believe their team works for them. Great leaders believe they work for their team.” - Alexander den Heijer, Motivational Speaker


274. “Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


275. “Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.” – Robin Sharma


276. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” - Ralph Nader


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


278. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”


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


280. “Taking initiative pays off. It is hard to visualise someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do.”


281. “Strategic leaders must not get consumed by the operational and tactical side of their work.” — Stephanie S. Mead


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


283. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


284. Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible. - Colin Powell


285. “Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved,


286. “Sometimes leadership is planting trees under


287. “I think of productivity as using your time to accomplish things of value to you and others.”


288. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” –Donald McGannon


289. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” —E. Joseph Cossman, inventor and businessman


290. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.” –Edward Rickenbacker


291. “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


292. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”


293. More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.


294. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.


295. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.” –Brené Brown


296. “Talented people are attracted to those who care about them.”


297. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.” –Leroy Eimes


298. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.”


299. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


300. When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter. - Winston Churchill


301. “Complex problems like pandemics, climate change, and political polarisation call on us to stay mentally flexible."


302. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.


303. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist


304. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs


305. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” —Andrew Carnegie


306. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances."


307. “Leaders shouldn’t attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can’t compromise.” - Peter F. Drucker


308. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —Margaret Fuller, American journalist and editor


309. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States


310. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”


311. “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


312. “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes.” – John Erskine, author


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


314. Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.


315. Great leaders inspire people to have confidence in themselves. - Eleanor Roosevelt


316. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist."


317. “Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down.”


318. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.


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


320. True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.


321. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”


322. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” - Bill Bradley


323. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


324. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”– Sheryl Sandberg


325. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison


326. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.


327. “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


328. “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.


329. “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.” - Michelangelo


330. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy


331. “In order to remain relevant, you must establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry.”- Marc Benioff


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


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


334. Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavours.


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


336. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.” —Robin Sharma, Canadian writer


337. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” — Margaret Fuller


338. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy


339. “Blowing out someone else’s candle won’t make yours shine brighter.” – Anonymous


340. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader


341. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George Patton, general in the United States Army


342. You don’t need a title to be a leader.


343. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. - Eleanor Roosevelt


344. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.” —Stanley McChrystal, retired United States Army General


345. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men


346. “Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.” - Erskine Bowles


347. “Don't criticize yourself while you're creating.”


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


349. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor


350. Trust is the essence of Leadership. - Colin Powell


351. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker, author and educator


352. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”


353. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” –John C. Maxwell


354. “You are never too small to make a difference.” —Greta Thunberg, environmental activist


355. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teres


356. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” –Warren G. Bennis


357. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” -Abraham Lincoln


358. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”- Warren Buffett


359. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” - Max Lucado


360. “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


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


362. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett, investor


363. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”- John C. Maxwell


364. “Doing what is right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what is right.” - Lyndon B Johnson


365. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”


366. “One kind word can change someone’s entire day.” -Unknown


367. “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”– Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. President


368. “I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than


369. Leaders live by choice, not by accident.


370. 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.


371. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you


372. The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow. - Seth Godin


373. Leadership is not just about giving energy, it’s unleashing other people’s energy.


374. Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.


375. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” - Isaac Newton


376. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor


377. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” - E. Joseph Cossman


378. “The test of organization is not genius. It is its capacity to make common people achieve uncommon performance.” – Peter F. Drucker


379. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis


380. “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


381. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.”- Buddha


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


383. Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.


384. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer


385. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey, author and educator


386. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. - George Patton


387. “To lead people, walk behind them.” - Lao Tzu


388. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”


389. “Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” -Pearl Strachan Hurd


390. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball coach


391. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” –John Maxwell


392. A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.


393. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” -Les Brown


394. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


395. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


396. “One voice can change a room.” -Barack Obama


397. “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


398. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”– Sheryl Sandberg


399. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” -Brian Tracy


400. “If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.” – Indra Nooyi, Pepsi CEO


401. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” —Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher


402. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” —Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist


403. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks, former director of the NAACP


404. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow too” — Sam Rayburn


405. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair, British politician


406. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. - Tom Peters


407. “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” –Harold Geneen


408. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” —Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher


409. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”


410. “Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” - Sheryl Sandberg


411. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions.


412. “Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” - George Patton


413. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.” —Travis Bradberry, author


414. A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.


415. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut


416. “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.”


417. “Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.”


418. “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness


419. “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


420. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet


421. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” – Whoopi Goldberg


422. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”


423. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders


424. “Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.” - Jocko Willink


425. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams, former U.S. President


426. “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” —Unknown


427. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa, Catholic nun and saint


428. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado, author and pastor


429. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.”


430. “A real leader faces the music even when he doesn't like the tune.” - Arnold H. Glasgow


431. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about others. - Jack Welch


432. “My best successes came on the heels of failures.” — Barbara Corcoran


433. “Leadership requires belief in the mission