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350 Powerful Leadership Quotes To Inspire Success (2023)

Updated: Jan 15

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

2. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker

3. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill

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

5. “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

6. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” Eleanor Roosevelt

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

8. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis

9. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. —John Kenneth Galbraith

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

11. Good leaders focus on the possibilities of the future instead of the problems of the past. As a leader, have a vision for what you want to achieve, and create goals as your stepping stones to get there. Great leaders also keep an eye on trends and make educated predictions of future opportunities that will put them ahead of the competition.