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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 and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.” – Jocko Willink


434. “Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.”- Peter F. Drucker


435. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” Harvey Mackay


436. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”


437. “Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone’s following you.” –Henry Gilmer


438. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” —Ayn Rand, author


439. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. - Mahatma Gandhi


440. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Bill George


441. The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.


442. Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


443. “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” - Kenneth H. Blanchard


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


445. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” –Publilius Syrus


446. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon


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


448. “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” -James Humes


449. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – President Theodore Roosevelt


450. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian independence movement leader


451. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”


452. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” —Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Chesterfield


453. “If you can't swallow your pride, you can't lead. Even the highest mountain had animals that step on it.” - Jack Weatherford


454. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. - Booker T. Washington


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


456. 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.


457. “Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are


458. The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?


459. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


460. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.” - Angela Jiang


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


462. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”- Ken Kesey


463. “Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in


464. Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders. - Steve Ballmer


465. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Orrin Woodward


466. “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


467. “You are never too small to make a difference.”


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469. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself,


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


471. “Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George S. Patton Jr.


472. “If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders”.


473. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” –Warren Bennis


474. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.


475. “Business leaders cannot be bystanders.” - Howard Schultz


476. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of


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


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


479. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”


480. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. - Bill Bradley


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


482. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs


483. “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


484. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey


485. “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf


486. “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” - Brad Szollose


487. Leadership is an action, not a position. - Donald McGannon


488. Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. - Jesse Jackson


489. The goal of an effective leader is to recondition your team, to be solution focused and not problem focused. — Unknown


490. “Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.” - Bill Clinton


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


492. “Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.” -Joel Osteen


493. “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


494. “A strong leader avoids becoming overconfident to the point of impaired judgment.” -Daniel Lubetzky


495. “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


496. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. - Harvey Firestone


497. My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.


498. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” –Nancy D. Solomon


499. I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. -Warren Bennis


500. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw


501. “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” –Henry Kissinger


502. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


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


504. “If you cannot allow people to do their jobs … nobody with substance and creativity will work for you.”


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


506. “It takes bravery to lead people, but the will to learn from others to succeed in it.” -Ellie Hubbard


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


508. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. [Undelivered remarks for Dallas Trade Mart, November 22, 1963]” ― John F. Kennedy


509. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results."


510. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” Brian Tracy


511. “Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.”


512. “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” –David Star Jordan


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


514. “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” — Mary Kay Ash


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516. “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


517. “No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.”- Pope Francis


518. “Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg


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


520. “Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.” -Unknown


521. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” General Colin Powell


522. “Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed,


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


524. “Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership


525. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” — Padmasree Warrior


526. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”


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


528. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”


529. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.


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


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


532. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."


533. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —Stephen R. Covey, American educator


534. “What do you want to be when you grow up? As a kid, that was my least favourite question.”


535. “Leadership is all about taking people on a journey. The challenge


536. “Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.”


537. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.” - Stanley McChrystal


538. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” Brian Tracy


539. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,


540. “The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.” – Simon Sinek


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


542. “We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.” —Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat


543. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” –Ray Kroc


544. “Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.”


545. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” -Zig Ziglar


546. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” -John Keating


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


548. “Hire character. Train skill.” —Peter Schutz, former president and CEO of Porsche


549. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” - Orrin Woodward


550. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” –Anna Wintour


551. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado, Christian author and preacher


552. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes


553. “The greatest leaders build organizations that in the end, don’t need them.”


554. “Wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.” -Anonymous


555. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Winston Churchill


556. “True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but


557. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt


558. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” - Nelson Mandela


559. “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


560. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.


561. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”


562. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly."


563. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” —Faye Wattleton, American reproductive rights activist


564. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” - Diogenes


565. “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” Brain Tracy


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


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


568. “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” -Thomas Jefferson


569. “If it’s to be, it’s up to me. Therefore, if it’s up to me, it’s to be” -Anonymous


570. “People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” -Tony Robbins


571. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”


572. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” —Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, and speaker


573. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."


574. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


575. “You manage things; you lead people.”


576. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.


577. He who has great power should use it lightly. - Seneca


578. “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


579. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” –Ralph Nader


580. “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


581. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”


582. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally


583. “You manage things; you lead people.” –Grace Murray Hopper


584. 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


585. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” –Margaret Thatcher


586. “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious."


587. Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. - Mitt Romney


588. Strong people don’t put others down, they lift them up — Michael P Watson


589. Leaders don't force people to follow—they invite them on a journey. - Charles S. Lauer


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


591. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. - Friedrich Nietzsche


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


593. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”- John C. Maxwell


594. “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially


595. “When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control how you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.” -Anonymous


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


597. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle


598. “My favourite bias is the ‘I’m not biased’ bias, in which people believe they’re more objective than others.”


599. A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. — Russel Ewing


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


601. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. - Ray Kroc


602. “Earn your leadership every day.” -Michael Jordan


603. “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.”


604. “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom


605. “As we look ahead into the next century,


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


607. “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” - Henry Kissinger


608. “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.” - Richard Branson


609. “People ask the difference between the leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives” — Theodore Roosevelt


610. “I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.” — Princess Diana


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


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


613. “Your circle should want to see you win. Your circle should clap loudly when you have good news. If not, get a new circle.” -Anonymous


614. “Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.”


615. Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.


616. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” - Warren Bennis


617. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” - J.P. Morgan


618. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you


619. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” –John Buchan


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


621. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.


622. “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor


623. “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” -George Herbert


624. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” -Stephen Covey


625. “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


626. “Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.”- Winston Churchill


627. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. - Ken Blanchard


628. “When people talk, listen completely.” –Ernest Hemingway


629. “Leading people is like cooking. Don’t stir too much. It annoys the


630. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” - Toni Morrison


631. “Leadership is not about you. It's about investing in the growth of others.'” - Ken Blanchard, Author and Business Consultant


632. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.” ― Angela Jiang


633. “Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.” - John Gardner


634. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.


635. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. - John D. Rockefeller


636. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” - Jack Welch


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


638. “Leadership is not wielding authority — it’s empowering people” — Becky Brodin


639. “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” - Thomas Paine


640. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.


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


642. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;


643. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” - Faye Wattleton


644. You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that’s assault, not leadership. Dwight D. Eisenhower


645. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” — President Theodore Roosevelt


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


647. “There are no office hours for leaders.” –Cardinal J. Gibbons


648. Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. - Peter F. Drucker


649. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.


650. “Originality brings more bumps in the road, yet it leaves us with more happiness and a greater sense of meaning.”


651. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, Greek philosopher


652. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem


653. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


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


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


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


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


658. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”


659. “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.” -Unknown


660. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” –Orrin Woodward


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


662. Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer


663. “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.”


664. “Power isn’t control at all – power is strength, and giving that strength


665. “The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” –Carlos Ghosn


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


667. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” -Margaret Thatcher


668. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Falkner


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


670. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”


671. “Greatness is consistency driven by a deep love of the work.”- Maria Popova


672. “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


673. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


674. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer


675. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like


676. “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.”


677. “All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


678. The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.


679. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”


680. “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” - Marissa Meyer


681. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” - Mary D. Poole


682. “All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting.


683. Complete my “30 Day Accountability Challenge”


684. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” - Oprah Winfrey


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


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


687. “Leadership is a choice, not a position.”


688. “We live in a rapidly changing world, where we need to spend as much time rethinking as we do thinking."


689. “Earn your leadership every day.” - Michael Jordan


690. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn


691. I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. Robert E. Lee


692. “The key to success is action.” Brian Tracy


693. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. - Fuchan Yuan


694. “You manage things; you lead people.” – Grace Murray Hopper, U.S. Navy rear admiral


695. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.


696. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” –Edith Wharton


697. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” - Margaret Thatcher


698. “It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.” - Queen Elizabeth II


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


700. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done."


701. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in


702. “In my position, you have to read when you want to write, and talk when you would like to read.”


703. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” –Stephen Covey


704. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” – Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator


705. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


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


707. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


708. “Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.” – Oscar Wilde, writer and poet


709. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.” Brian Tracy


710. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” Jessica Jackley


711. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward, author


712. If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything. - Tom Rath


713. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.


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


715. Earn your leadership every day. - Michael Jordan


716. “He who has great power should use it lightly.”


717. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar


718. “You manage things; you lead people.” -Grace Murray Hopper


719. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford


720. “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


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


722. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” Ross Perot


723. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”


724. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Jung


725. “When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” Craig Groeschel


726. “Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.”- Warren Bennis


727. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Harold R. McAlindon


728. Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. - Jesse Jackson


729. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius


730. “All leaders are readers.” - Jim Rohn


731. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” — Faye Wattleton


732. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” –John F. Kennedy


733. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” —Mary D. Poole, author


734. “Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity for everyone.” - Justin Trudeau


735. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.”- Robin Sharma


736. “Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire. Become what you respect, mirror what you admire.” – Anonymous


737. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.”


738. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams


739. “Implementing They Ask, You Answer with IMPACT’s help has transformed my business.”


740. A leader is a dealer in hope.


741. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder


742. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” – Jocko Willink


743. “Leadership is an ever-evolving position.” –Mike Krzyzewski


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


745. Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. - Donald Rumsfeld


746. “Leadership is self-made. People who have deliberately decided to become problem solvers lead better.” ― Israelmore Ayivor


747. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. - Robert L. Stevenson


748. Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference. - Mark Sanborn


749. “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


750. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” - John C. Maxwell


751. “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” - Thomas Sowell


752. “Education is the mother of leadership.” —Wendell Willkie, lawyer


753. “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” -Edgar Allan Poe


754. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” - Stephen King


755. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”


756. “I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.” - John Hume


757. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.”


758. “I think that my leadership style is to get people to


759. “Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan


760. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy


761. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi, legendary Green Bay Packers coach


762. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” - Sheryl Sandberg


763. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” James Freeman Clark


764. “Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.”


765. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”


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


767. Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.


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


769. “If I won’t be myself, who will?” -Alfred Hitchcock


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


771. “Success is an exception, so be exceptional.”


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


773. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” – Sam Rayburn, former speaker of the House


774. “A leader operating in enemy territory should always project positivity and optimism.”- Naval Ravikant


775. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.


776. “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.”


777. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller


778. “You manage things; you lead people.” - Grace Hopper


779. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy, former U.S. President


780. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward


781. “Do what is right, not what is easy.” - Unknown


782. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy


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


784. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision — John C Maxwell


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


786. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” - Jack Ma


787. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


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


789. “If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” John C. Maxwell


790. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean


791. “When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.”


792. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple


793. The real leader has no need to lead — he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller


794. You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.


795. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.


796. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” - Paul Polman


797. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill


798. “I never saw myself as an individual who had


799. Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. - John C. Maxwell


800. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy


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


802. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy


803. “You are judged in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.” - Robert Greene


804. “A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.”


805. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Bob Marley


806. 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.


807. “If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.” -Mark Zuckerberg


808. “You won’t find the answers by looking to the stars. It’s a journey you’ll have to take by looking inside yourself.” -Christopher Reeve


809. “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, distubances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.” —Margaret Wheatley


810. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”


811. “The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game”


812. “Originality is not a fixed trait. It is a free choice.”


813. “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


814. “Great leaders state out loud what they intend to do and in doing so, they get things done.” - Simon Sinek


815. “As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go.” Jim Rohn


816. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft


817. “We listen to views that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard.”


818. “He that thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.”


819. Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.


820. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.” Steven Sinofsky


821. “Earn your leadership every day.”


822. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” —Donald McGannon, broadcasting executive


823. “A boss has the title, a leader has the people.” – Simon Sinek


824. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”


825. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy


826. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey


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


828. “Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference.” - Mark Sanborn


829. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus


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


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


832. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” –Herbert Swope


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


834. “In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.” - Tina Fey


835. “Be who you are. You are not everyone’s cup of tea and that is okay.” -Anonymous


836. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller


837. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse."


838. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” - Martin Luther King


839. “I have broken many glass ceilings - so I know it can be done.”


840. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie


841. “You can only accomplish things with the cooperation of other people. This is the most valuable thing I’ve learned over the years.”


842. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” - Elon Musk


843. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker


844. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”


845. “Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.” - Nelson Mandela


846. “It doesn’t matter how great your original product or idea is, if you can’t build a great company, then your product will not endure.”- Brian Chesky


847. Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.


848. “Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin


849. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”- John F. Kennedy


850. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let’s go! - E.M. Kelly


851. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership,


852. Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard. —Warren Bennis


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


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


855. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” -Sheryl Sandberg


856. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” - Steve Jobs


857. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. - Abraham Lincoln


858. Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.


859. Leadership is an action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon


860. “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


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


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


863. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.


864. “Bad leaders care about who is right. Good leaders care about what is right.'” - Simon Sinek, Author, and Motivational Speaker


865. “It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”


866. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” —Toni Morrison, author


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


868. “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”


869. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.


870. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.


871. “The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.” –DeSeaux


872. “A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.” -Jessamyn West


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


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


875. “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


876. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – Gen. George S. Patton


877. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” - John C. Maxwell


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


879. “The secret of being boring is to say everything.” -Voltaire


880. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley, American politician and former professional basketball player


881. “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


882. “A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear.” - Herb Kelleher


883. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.


884. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” – Pat Riley


885. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” - Margaret Thatcher


886. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal.” —Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


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


888. “A leader is a dealer in hope.”


889. “More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.” - Warren Bennis


890. If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. - Brad Szollose


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


892. “There is a difference between listening and


893. “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.”


894. “The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people” Brian Tracy


895. “You don't need a title to be a leader.” - Mark Sanborn


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


897. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.


898. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” —Charles S. Lauer, author and businessman


899. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison, American inventor


900. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” - Andre Malraux


901. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”


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


903. “If you’re not sure where you are going, you’re liable to end up someplace else.” –Robert F. Mager


904. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”Harold R. McAlindon


905. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” –Joel Barker


906. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” –John Zenger


907. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs


908. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


909. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower


910. “The outward expression of empathy is courtesy.” Stewart Butterfield


911. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” - Friedrich Nietzsche


912. “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.”


913. “What you stay focused on will grow.”


914. “Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”


915. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.”


916. A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.


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


918. “Stay connected to feel empathy, compassion, and understanding for yourself and others.” Vanessa Tucker


919. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


920. “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


921. “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks, civil rights activist


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


923. “Your antidote to burnout is not necessarily less work. It could be more meaning.”


924. “Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.” - Warren Bennis


925. “The first key to leadership is self-control.” - Jack Weatherford


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


927. “‘Never look back’ is my philosophy.”- Helen Clark


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


929. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” –Harvey S. Firestone


930. “Leaders set high standards. refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy


931. “My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact.” -Larry Page


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


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


934. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”- Leo Tolstoy


935. “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about


936. “You can tell a bully from a leader by how they treat people who disagree with them.” - Miles K. Davis, President of Linfield College


937. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. - Brian Tracy


938. “Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving.” -Unknown


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


940. “All leaders are readers.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


941. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams


942. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”


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


944. “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.”


945. “We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves.” – John C. Maxwell


946. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”


947. “The best word shakers were the ones who understood the true power of words. They were the ones who could climb the highest.” -Markus Zusak


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


949. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German poet, playwright, and novelist


950. “The most effective way to lead is to lead from within.” –(could not help myself) Lolly Daskal

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