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450 Inspirational Leadership Communication Quotes (2023)

1. “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.”


2. “Society in its full sense … is never an entity separable from the individuals who compose it. No individual can arrive even at the threshold of his potentialities without a culture in which he participates” — Ruth Benedict, cultural anthropologist


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


4. Take feedback seriously


5. Know your audience


6. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. ”


7. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”– Steve Jobs, American inventor and co-founder of Apple


8. “I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help. ” - Tommy Lasorda


9. “Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger. ”


10. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible.”


11. “We can love what we are, without hating what and who we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings” — Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize laureate


12. “The 3 C’s of healthy relationships: communication, compromise, commitment.” Unknown


13. “Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. ” ― Lawrence Clark Powell


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


15. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric


16. “Honest, open communication is the only street that leads us into the real world… We then begin to grow as never before. And once we are on this road, happiness cannot be far away. ” ― John Joseph Powel


17. “Leaders who make it a practice to draw out the thoughts and ideas of their subordinates and who are receptive even to bad news will be properly informed. Communicate downward to subordinates with at least the same care and attention as you communicate upward to superiors.”


18. “The greatest gift you can give your team: clarity, communication, and pulling people together around a shared mission. ” — Anne Sweeny, American businesswoman and former chair and president at The Walt Disney Co


19. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else


20. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. ” — Paul Meyer, author


21. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


22. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller – This quote emphasizes the power of collaboration and teamwork in achieving great things that would not be possible individually.


23. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” Paul J. Meyer


24. “The art of communication is the language of leadership. ” — James Humes, author and presidential speech writer


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


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


27. “The more we learn about effective communication, the better we’ll be at leading, as our directives will be better understood.”– Paul Jarvis, author and designer


28. “You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Just listen. If you want to help somebody, you can just be there for them.” – Unknown. This quote highlights the power of simply being present and listening. Often, simply being there to listen can be more helpful than offering advice or trying to solve a problem. Active listening and being present for others can build trust and strengthen relationships.


29. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman and Founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics


30. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect. ”


31. “To have good communications skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling. ” – Gregory Davidson


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


33. “Excellent communication doesn’t just happen naturally. It is a product of process, skill, climate, relationship, and hard work. ” — Pat MacMillan, author


34. “Communication works for those who work at it. ” – John Powell


35. “In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.”


36. “If you’re afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” — Charles Barkley, former professional basketball player and current NBA analyst


37. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” Peter Drucker


38. “Speech is our primary means of communication. If it’s important, we tell people about it. ” — Brian Knapp, author


39. “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening. ” — Larry King, American television host


40. “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, American businessman and writer


41. “The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value.”


42. “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney – This quote emphasizes the importance of teamwork in which each person brings their own unique skills and talents to work towards a common goal.


43. “Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.” Catherine Pulsifer: Author self improvement books.


44. “Building a strong team around you and being able to really communicate well with them is part of what’s going to bring you a higher level of success. ” ― Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex


45. “Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.”


46. “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. ” — Stephen R. Covey, American educator and author


47. What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication. — Anonymous


48. “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus


49. “Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.” — Aaron Goldman, author and founder of the marketing firm Connectual


50. “If you have nothing to say, say nothing.” Mark Twain: Award winning author


51. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. ”


52. “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”– Mattie Stepanek, poet and motivational speaker


53. “People's emotions are rarely put into words, far more often they are expressed through other cues. the key to intuiting another's feelings is in the ability to read nonverbal channels, tone of voice, gesture, facial expression and the like. ” ― Daniel Goleman, psychologist and author


54. “You must be able to communicate successfully in order to become a leader and someone others listen to. ” – Keith Boyer


55. “A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna, singer-songwriter and actor


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


57. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. ”


58. “A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other. ”


59. “I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding. ”


60. “Every act of communication is a miracle of translation. ” ― Ken Liu


61. “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” ~ Peter Drucker


62. “I do listen. I just wait for the words to stop and your eyes to speak. ” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, American author, novelist, and poet


63. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. ” — Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


64. “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. ”


65. Visibility is a form of communication


66. “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh – This quote compares good communication to a strong stimulant that keeps one engaged and alert.


67. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway


68. “Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” — Emma Thompson, Academy Award-winning actor


69. “If you can talk about it, why paint it?” – Francis Bacon


70. “It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. ” — Barack Obama, 44th U. S. president


71. “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” — Stephen R. Covey, author and businessman


72. “The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.”


73. “There is only one rule for being a good talker—learn to listen.”– Christopher Morley, author and journalist


74. “Speech is our primary means of communication. If it’s important, we tell people about it. ” – Brian Knapp


75. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ” — Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the U. K


76. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” — Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister, United Kingdom


77. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” — Fay Wattleton, reproductive rights activist


78. “Nonverbal communication is an elaborate secret code that is written nowhere, known by none, and understood by all. ” ― Edward Sapir, American anthropologist


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


80. “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.” — Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys head coach and 2x Superbowl winner


81. “Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ” ― Cory Doctorow


82. “Our emerging workforce is not interested in command and control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so, they want to do things because they want to do them.” — Irene Rosenfield, Chairman, Mondelēz International


83. “Repeat business or behavior can be bribed. Loyalty has to be earned.” — Janet Robinson, former CEO, New York Times Company


84. “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American writer


85. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”


86. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” — Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker


87. “It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all. ” — Democritus, Greek philosopher


88. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. Here, open it, it's perfect. You'll love it. Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They're risky. They challenge you. ”


89. Remember your reputation


90. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs – This quote highlights the importance of collaboration and teamwork in achieving success in business.


91. “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. ”


92. “Great leaders communicate and great communicators lead.”– Simon Sinek, author and motivational speaker


93. “To have good communication skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling.” Gregory Davidson


94. “TEAMWORK BEGINS BY BUILDING TRUST. AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO OVERCOME OUR NEED FOR INVULNERABILITY.”


95. “Say a little and say it well. ” — Irish proverb


96. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. ”


97. “We never listen when we are eager to speak. ”


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


99. “When people talk, listen completely.” — Ernest Hemingway, American author


100. “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. Wells, journalist, civil rights activist, suffragist


101. “Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers, or your clients and customers. ” — Les Brown, motivational speaker


102. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.”


103. “Clear communication will reflect a clear mind.” – Dale Carnegie – This quote suggests that effective communication is a reflection of a clear and organized thought process.


104. “I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.” — Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer


105. “Communication is the real work of leadership.”– Nitin Nohria, former dean of the Harvard Business School


106. “When we are fully present, we have access to our greatest power, creativity and ability to communicate and perform exceptionally at whatever we are doing.” Christopher Babson


107. “Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. ” – Jim Rohn


108. “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”


109. “Deep listening is miraculous for both the listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judgmental, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand” — Sue Patton Thoele, psychotherapist, author, speaker


110. “All communication must lead to change. ” ― Aristotle, Greek philosopher


111. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating. ” — Charlie Kaufman, screenwriter and director


112. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ”


113. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”


114. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life. ”


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


116. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. ”


117. “Make sure you have stopped speaking before your audience has stopped listening.”


118. “There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen. ”


119. “Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life. ” – Catherine Pulsifer


120. “Ask most therapists, and they will tell you that good communication is at the heart of any successful relationship. ” – Sophie Winters


121. “No one can whistle a symphony, It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ” — Halford E. Luccock, American minister and professor


122. “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca


123. “The better we are at communicating, the better our lives will be. ” — Yama Mubtaker, author


124. Simplify and be direct


125. Set clear expectations


126. “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication. ” — Mike Krzyzewski, former college basketball coach


127. “Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.” — Catherine Pulsifer, author


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


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


130. “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” – Plato


131. “Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”


132. “Effective communication helps to keep the team working on the right projects with the right attitude. ” – Alex Langer


133. “Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening. ”


134. “Leadership is about the team - the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect. ”


135. “The most powerful tool in communication is empathy.” – Yuval Noah Harari – This quote stresses the importance of being able to put oneself in another person’s shoes and understanding their perspective in communication.


136. “But good healthy communication is impossible without openness, honesty, and vulnerability. ” – Paul Kendall


137. “Communicate in a respectful manner – don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why. ” — Jeffrey Morales, American author


138. “The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it.”


139. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer – This quote emphasizes the impact of effective communication on both personal and professional relationships and success.


140. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery, aviator and writer


141. “How well we communicate is not determined by how well we say things but how well we are understood. ” — Andrew Grove, engineer and CEO


142. “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh


143. “Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated. ” ― Marquis de Sade


144. “The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”


145. “The best speakers in the world are the best storytellers. They have a gift to not only tell a great story, but also share a lot of the details that many others wouldn’t. ” — Larry Hagner, author


146. “We are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share.”– Rania Al-Abdullah, Queen of Jordan


147. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” — General George Patton, United States Army


148. “Communication is the only task you cannot delegate. ” — Roberto Críspulo Goizueta, former Coca-Cola CEO


149. “Communication involves self-revelation on the part of one individual and listening on the part of another. ”- Dr. Gary Chapman


150. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ”


151. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. ” – Paul J. Meyer


152. “The day soldiers stop bring you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.”


153. “If you look closely at your relationships, you will see that the effectiveness of your relationships is determined by how well you communicate. How well you communicate with others is determined, by and large, by how well you listen. ” — Amir Fathizadeh, business coach


154. “Frown on lapses of information. When people admit that they didn't keep you informed, let them know that you don't want this kind of protection. A couple of strong reactions by the manager, and a subordinate learns to make sure the boss gets the word—all of it.


155. “I don’t think just trying to maximize profits is a very good long-term strategy for a business. It doesn’t inspire the people who work for you.” — John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market


156. “I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding. — Miranda Kerr, international supermodel


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


158. “How well we communicate is not determined by how well we say things but how well we are understood.”


159. “The art of communication isn’t what you say. It’s about what you hear. ” — Erwin McManus, author


160. “A boss has a title, a leader has the people.” — Simon Sinek, British-American author and speaker


161. “ . . . ;a sense of humor can be a great help—particularly a sense of humor about (oneself). William Howard Taft joked about his own corpulence and people loved it; took nothing from his inherent dignity. Lincoln eased tense moments with bawdy stories, and often poked fun at himself—and history honors him for this human quality. A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”


162. Illustrate through stories


163. “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. ” — Mother Teresa, Indian-Albanian Catholic nun


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


165. “Speech is our primary means of communication. If it’s important, we tell people about it. ”


166. “Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. ” ― Lou Rawls


167. “Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason. ” – Catherine Pulsifer


168. “Invariably, collaboration leads to new forms of self-expression and to the things that move you.”– Rodney Crowell, musician


169. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way. ”


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


171. “If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.”


172. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou, poet, and civil rights activist


173. “In leadership, there are no words more important than trust. In any organization, trust must be developed among every member of the team if success is going to be achieved.” — Mike Krzyzewski, college and Olympic basketball coach


174. “I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help.” — Tommy Lasorda, baseball manager


175. “In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it’s deadly. ” — Mark Sanborn, leadership speaker and author


176. “You need to spend political capital - be unafraid to introduce people, compliment somebody when it’s deserved and stand up for something you really believe in, rather than just go with the flow. ”


177. “We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.” Rania Al-Abdullah


178. “You can communicate best when you first listen. ” – Catherine Pulsifer


179. “Communication is your ticket to success if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively. ” — Theo Gold, author


180. “Every act of communication is a miracle of translation. ” — Ken Liu, American writer


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


182. “The best speakers in the world are the best storytellers. They have a gift to not only tell a great story, but also share a lot of the details that many others wouldn’t. ” ― Larry Hagner


183. “To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand. ” ― Shannon L. Alder


184. “Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.”


185. “Strong teams won’t be told what to do. They work together to figure out what to do.” — Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla


186. “If you don’t give people information, they make up something to fill the void.” — Carla O’Dell, author, management consultant


187. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan, professional basketball player and Owner, Charlotte Hornets


188. Involve others before developing a plan of action


189. “If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.”


190. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ” — George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright


191. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.”


192. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” — Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global


193. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life."


194. “Talkers have always ruled. They will continue to rule. The smart thing is to join them.”


195. “A good leader is able to paint a picture of a vision for the future and then enlist others to go on the journey with her. A truly conscious leader recognizes that it is not about her, but that the team is looking to her for inspiration and direction. Keeping her ego in check is essential. ”


196. “If you have nothing to say, say nothing.”


197. “If you have nothing to say, say nothing. ”


198. “The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication.” — Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and journalist


199. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. ” — Anthony Robbins, American author and keynote speaker


200. Ask good questions


201. “The little things matter as much, if not more, than the bigger things.” — Adrian Swinscoe, customer experience consultant


202. “Leadership must be likable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can’t be angry all day.” — Vincente del Bosque, former Spanish fútbol coach and manager


203. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” — Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer


204. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa, Catholic Church Saint of Calcutta


205. “Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter. ” — Gilbert Amelio, American technology executive


206. “But good healthy communication is impossible without openness, honesty, and vulnerability.” Paul Kendall,


207. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, former U.S. President


208. “The commander must be at constant pains to keep his troops abreast of all the latest tactical experience and developments, and must insist on their practical application. He must see to it that his subordinates are trained in accordance with the latest requirements. The best form of welfare for the troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties.”


209. “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. ”


210. “Do not sugarcoat the truth. Trust and responsiveness are essential for communicating with other executives as well as with your own team. Developing trust and building rapport may take some time, but once in place, executives recognize you as a valued partner. ” — Manny Rodriguez, Chief Marketing, Experience, and Customer Officer at UCHealth


211. Reinforce intent with body language


212. “With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence. ”


213. “We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share. ” - Rania Al-Abdullah


214. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”


215. “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.”– Stephen R. Covey, author, educator, speaker


216. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. ” — Phil Jackson, former NBA player, coach, and executive


217. Authenticity counts — a lot


218. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” — Plato, philosopher


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


220. “The art of communication is the language of leadership. ”


221. “Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation for personal development.”


222. “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” — Henry J. Kaiser, American Industrialist


223. “The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that’s proven.”– Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway actor and playwright


224. “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.”


225. “Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life. ”


226. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. ” — Michael Jordan, former NBA player


227. “The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel, and misrepresentation. ” — C. Northcote Parkinson, British naval historian


228. “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ”


229. “No matter how brilliant your mind. . . if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. ” — Reid Hoffman, American entrepreneur


230. “Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point


231. “Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ”


232. “Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience.”


233. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint — and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey, TV host, actor, author


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


235. “Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason. ”


236. “If you have nothing to say, say nothing. ” — Mark Twain, author


237. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. ”


238. “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” – William Butler Yeats


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


240. “You don't lead by pointing and telling people someplace to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” — Ken Kesey, American novelist and essayist


241. “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker – This quote suggests that good communicators pay attention to nonverbal cues, tone of voice, and context to understand the complete message being conveyed.


242. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” — John C. Maxwell, American author, speaker, and pastor


243. “Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”


244. “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. ” — Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former chair and CEO


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


246. “I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues. ” — Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U. S. president


247. “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words. ” – Roy T. Bennett, American author‍


248. It starts with caring and empathy for one another. All of us must learn, train, study, and prepare to be more effective. Yes, even in the office, shop floor or at home. For a bonus quote, as Joseph Sommerville said, “We take communication for granted because we do it so frequently, but it’s actually a complex process. ”


249. “I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else. ” — Abby Wambach, American soccer player


250. “Emotional awareness is necessary so you can properly convey your thoughts and feelings to the other person. ” – Jason Goldberg


251. “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively. ” – Theo Gold


252. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford – This quote stresses the importance of teamwork and cooperation in creating a culture of success.


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


254. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ” — Harry Truman, 33rd U. S. president


255. “Listening, not talking, is the talented portion of communication.” – David Bohm. This quote emphasizes the importance of listening in effective communication. Talking is often seen as the dominant aspect of communication, but it’s the act of listening that is the true talent. Listening requires effort, attention, and empathy, and it’s through listening that we can truly understand and connect with others.


256. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” — Brian Tracy, motivational speaker


257. “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” Theo Gold


258. “Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point. ”


259. “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”


260. “The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.”


261. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”— Michelle Obama, activist and former United States First Lady


262. “Effective communication is 20 percent what you know and 80 percent how you feel about what you know. ” — Jim Rohn, entrepreneur and author


263. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. ”


264. “No one else is going to build the life you want for you. No one else will even be able to completely understand it. The most amazing souls will show up to cheer you along the way, but this is your game. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way. ”


265. “Conflict avoidance is not the hallmark of a good relationship. On the contrary, it is a symptom of serious problems and poor communication.” Harriet B. Braiker,


266. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. ” ― Peggy O’Mara


267. “Effective communication helps to keep the team working on the right projects with the right attitude. ” — Alex Langer, Italian journalist


268. “Great communication begins with connection.”


269. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. ”


270. “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former Executive, President, and Chair, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise


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


272. “The best speakers in the world are the best storytellers. They have a gift to not only tell a great story, but also share a lot of the details that many others wouldn’t. ”


273. “Strong leadership means treating others with respect and kindness, and building up everyone around you to be the best version of themselves.” — Monica Eaton, Co-Founder and COO, Chargebacks911


274. “Open communication is the lifeblood that keeps a marriage in the spring and summer seasons- times of optimism and enjoyment. ” – Gary Chapman


275. “Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” — Jimmy Johnson, former professional football coach and analyst


276. “The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply.” – Stephen Covey – This quote points out that many people listen to respond rather than to understand the message being conveyed, which can lead to miscommunication.


277. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” Tony Robbins


278. “When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. ” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist


279. Be prepared


280. “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and rare. ” — Patrick Lencioni, American author


281. “Communication works for those who work at it.” — John Powell, author


282. “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective. ”


283. “Although we live in an information technology age, we often find ourselves in failure to communicate situations. ” — Johnny Tan, career coach and mentor


284. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."


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


286. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray, American businessman and investor


287. “I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help. ” — Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager


288. “A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other. ” — Nickey Gumbel, author


289. “Excellent communication doesn’t just happen naturally. It is a product of process, skill, climate, relationship and hard work.”


290. “We never listen when we are eager to speak.” — Francois de la Rochefoucauld, French author of maxims


291. “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.”– Mike Krzyzewski, Hall of Fame collegiate and Olympic basketball coach


292. “Leadership is possible in all different ways, and in all different areas of life. Whether it is with friends or family, I expect them to set a great example for me, and hopefully I will do the same for them. And that is all part of being a leader.” — Steve Nash, former professional basketball players and current NBA head coach


293. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”


294. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other. ”


295. “Eighty-five percent of people report being nervous about speaking in public, and I believe the other 15 percent are lying. ” — Matt Abrahams, strategic communication lecturer and podcast host


296. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain


297. “We, as human beings, learn through sharing and communicating. ” –Hugo Reynolds


298. “There is no communication that is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood. ” — Luigina Sgarro, executive coach


299. “Communication is the real work of leadership. ” — Nitin Nohria, former dean of Harvard Business School


300. “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” — Patrick Lencioni, business author


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


302. “Although we live in an information technology age, we often find ourselves in failure to communicate situations. “


303. Read the room


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


305. “Compliments make people feel good, no matter what the reason.” This quote from Roger Womble is an important reminder of the value of positive communication. While compliments can often be misattributed, it’s important to be sincere in your communication with others.


306. “Every time I stand to communicate, I want to take one simple truth and lodge it in the heart of the listener. I want them to know that one thing and know what to do with it.” Andy Stanley


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


308. “Although we live in an information technology age, we often find ourselves in failure to communicate situations. “ – Johnny Tan


309. “To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. ” – Tony Robbins


310. “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, American poet and civil rights activist


311. “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw – This quote highlights the importance of ensuring that there is mutual understanding in communication and that just speaking does not guarantee that the message has been understood.


312. “Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed. ”


313. “Communication works for those who work at it.” – John Powell – This quote emphasizes the effort required to effectively communicate and the role of active participation in ensuring successful communication.


314. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating. ” ― Charlie Kaufman


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


316. “Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.”– Helen Keller, American author and activist


317. “Leadership is communicating people’s worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” Is that not also the essence of good teaching?”


318. “Communication works for those who work at it. “


319. “As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”– Amy Poehler, comedian, writer and producer


320. “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively. ”


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


322. “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much” – John Wayne, American actor


323. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong. ”


324. “Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.”


325. “Keep things informal. Talking is the natural way to do business. Writing is great for keeping records and putting down details, but talk generates ideas. Great things come from out luncheon meetings which consist of a sandwich, a cup of soup, and a good idea or two. No martinis.”


326. “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols. This quote emphasizes the importance of empathy and understanding in communication. The need to be understood is a fundamental human need, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through active listening. By truly listening to others, we can gain a better understanding of their perspectives and experiences.


327. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ” – George Bernard Shaw


328. “A great leader needs to possess a balance of traits, and the ability to share them with others, including commitment, communication, confidence, creativity, honesty, inspiration, intuition, loyalty, prioritization, and the ability to laugh and learn from mistakes what I like to call experience.” Jason Navallo


329. “Say a little and say it well. ” – Irish Proverb


330. “Communicate everything you can to your associates. The more they know, the more they’ll care. Once they care, there’s no stopping them. ” — Sam Walton, Walmart founder


331. “Open, frank communication is the linchpin to teamwork. ” — Patrick Lencioni, American author


332. “Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”


333. “Emotional awareness is necessary so you can properly convey your thoughts and feelings to the other person.” Jason Goldberg


334. “Communication can’t always follow the top-down model. With the fluidity of information in business today, leaders need to be masterful listeners; they need to be able to receive as well as send. ” — Joseph L. Badaracco, Harvard ethics professor and author


335. “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.” — Joe Namath, former New York Jets quarterback and Super Bowl champion


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


337. “Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” — Rollo Reece May, writer, psychotherapist and philosopher


338. “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


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


340. “I motivate players through communication, being honest with them, having them respect and appreciate your ability and your help. ”


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


342. “Brevity is the soul of wit.”


343. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Prize-winning playwright


344. “Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. ”


345. “The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi, former NFL head coach and Executive


346. “To have good communications skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling. ”


347. “I think it’s a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all helped me to reach the point in my career to which I aspired, in a company I admired. ”


348. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life. ” — Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational speaker


349. “You can have regret from yesterday, fear tomorrow, but peace today by sharing your heart’s deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.”


350. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. ” –Paul J. Meyer


351. “One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears, by listening to them.”


352. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook and Founder, Lean In.org


353. “Communicate in a respectful manner — don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.” — Jeffrey Morales, Anheuser-Busch business development manager


354. “The most successful companies are those that adopt an Experience Mindset that strengthens both employee experience (EX) and customer experience (CS) at the same time,” explains Tiffani Bova , author of the new book, The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think About Growth . The book’s teachings are based on exclusive research from two Salesforce studies of thousands of employees and c-suite executives around the globe, and further validated by hundreds of executive conversations and other industry research. “The needs and preferences of both customers and employees must be considered with every decision made, large and small – requiring an entirely new operating mentality,” says Bova. “To remain completive in today’s marketplace, investing in people is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a must have.” Bova recommends that when companies are attempting to keep up with the relentless demands of customers, that they don’t favor the customer experience over the employee


355. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."


356. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh


357. “”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, country music superstar


358. Listen and encourage input


359. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”


360. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. ”


361. “Communication works for those who work at it.”


362. “Magic happens when you connect people. I credit much of my success to always making it a point to truly get to know people and help them whenever I can. It’s become the backbone of our firm’s success. Women founders in particular are often highly skilled at making connections that can help advance their businesses. ”


363. “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. ”


364. “Another vitally important attribute along the road to wisdom in interpersonal success is to listen well. This means that you pay total attention to those that are speaking to you and not barging into the conversation because you want to insert your opinion.” Catherine Pulsifer


365. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.”– Mark Sanborn, author, speaker and entrepreneur


366. “The two words information and communication are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. ” — Sydney J. Harris, American journalist


367. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” — Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize-winning novelist


368. “Don't underestimate the power of the nonverbal. You'd be amazed how many people come in for interviews with poor posture, weak handshakes, and blank stares. ” ― Nicole Williams, best-selling author


369. “People do not remember how you spoke to them, they remember how they felt when you spoke.” This quote from John Maxwell is an important reminder that effective communication goes beyond the words used. It’s about making the other person feel welcome and valued, listening carefully and showing interest and care.


370. “The business case speaks for itself — diverse teams are more innovative and successful in going after new markets.” — Inga Beale, former CEO, Lloyd’s of London


371. “The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication. ” ― Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist and author


372. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ” — African proverb


373. “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” — Walt Disney, American Entrepreneur


374. “Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess. ” — Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group


375. “One learns peoples through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect.”


376. “The art of communication is the language of leadership. ” – James Humes


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


378. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. ” – Plato


379. “High-performance teams create cultures of caring, connection, commitment, collaboration, and clear constant communication. ” — Tony Dovale, author and leadership coach


380. “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. ”


381. “We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share. ”


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


383. Listening is a powerful skill


384. “Communicate downward to subordinates with at least the same care and attention as you communicate upward to superiors. ” — L. B. Belker, insurance executive, and author


385. “If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon


386. “Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.” — Richard Branson, English business magnate and Founder, Virgin Group


387. “The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say — because they were too obvious. ” ― André Gide


388. “Communicate, communicate, communicate. It's about the people and it's about relationships. We cannot forget that. ― Joel Allison, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health


389. “No one can tell, when two people walk closely together, what unconscious communication one mind may have with another” ― Robert Barr


390. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. ” — Ernest Hemingway, American novelist


391. “Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively. ” — Gerald Ford, 38th U. S. president


392. Communicate relentlessly


393. “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Tony Robbins – This quote highlights the importance of communication in shaping our relationships, decision-making, and overall well-being.


394. “Of all the life skills available to us, communication is perhaps the most empowering.” — Bret Morrison, American voice actor who portrayed The Shadow


395. “In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more