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750 Best Leadership Trust Quotes To Inspire You (2023)

1. “The future belongs to the young. We must not only trust them with responsibility but must thrust it upon them whilst they are still young and full of energy, zest, hope and even illusions.” – JRD Tata


2. “While leading others your ability to engage and influence across a full spectrum of perspectives and personalities is more important than your authority and seniority.”


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


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


5. “The one who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.” – Lao Tzu


6. “That’s what the leadership was teaching me, day by day: that the self-interest I was supposed to be looking for extended well beyond the immediacy of issues, that beneath the small talk and sketchy biographies and received opinions, people carried with them some central explanation of themselves. Stories full of terror and wonder, studded with events that still haunted or inspired them. Sacred stories.”


7. “Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve.”


8. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.”


9. “When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” – HOWARD SCHULTZ


10. “What’s measured improves.”


11. “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – GENERAL COLIN POWELL Twitter-Bird Small


12. “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.” – Maria Snyder


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


14. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – OSCAR WILDE Twitter-Bird Small


15. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement.” Foster C. McClella


16. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them– John Maxwell


17. “Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” – SETH GODIN Twitter-Bird Small


18. “When the trust is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” – Stephen Covey


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


20. “Find a way to look positive and proactive. Find a way that everybody’s morale stays up.”


21. “Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention, and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.” Edward de Bono


22. “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”


23. “The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” – Henry L. Stimson


24. “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” – Steve Wozniak


25. “The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” – HENRY L. STIMSON Twitter-Bird Small


26. “A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other. A culture is weak when people work against each other, for themselves.”


27. “Leadership is a commitment to excellence”


28. Letting go of the security of what is commonly understood requires a big leap of faith and a willingness to fall. - Author: Henry Kimsey-House


29. “You cannot build performance on weaknesses. You can build only on strengths.”


30. “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


31. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” —Albert Einstein


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


33. 'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.''


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


35. “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


36. “Vision is a destination – a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route – an adaptable path to get us where we want to go.”


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


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


39. “My methods of leadership are what brought me to this base.”


40. “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.


41. “An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work.” – Dean Kamen


42. A great leader creates trust and inspires loyalty among those who follow. - Abraham Lincoln


43. “Words may inspire but only action creates change.”


44. “It takes a great man to be a good listener.” – Calvin Coolidge


45. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – THEODORE ROOSEVELT


46. A successful leader understands that trust needs to be earned before it can be given– Unknown


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


48. Believe you can and you will be halfway there. - Author: Lolly Daskal


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


50. “A good general Reports successes and conceals mishaps.”


51. “Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more.”


52. “There are only two things in a business that make money – innovation and marketing, everything else is cost.”


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


54. “Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.” —Booker T. Washington


55. “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


56. “Trust starts with trustworthy leadership. It must be built into the corporate culture.” – BARBARA BROOKS KIMMEL Twitter-Bird Small


57. “The bottom line on culture and grit is: If you want to be grittier, find a gritty culture and join it. If you’re a leader, and you want the people in your organization to be grittier, create a gritty culture.”


58. “Progress is more important than perfection.”


59. “I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” – INDRA NOOYI Twitter-Bird Small


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


61. ″ ‘Action stations!’ James shouted. ‘Jump to it! There’s not a moment to lose!’ He was the captain now, and everyone knew it. They would do whatever he told them.”


62. “Do the right thing. Always.” – TED COINÉ Twitter-Bird Small


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


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


65. “The customer rarely buys what the company thinks it’s selling.”


66. Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. - Author: Patrick Lencioni


67. The answers to these questions will determine your success or failure. 1) Can people trust me to do what's right? 2) Am I committed to doing my best? 3) Do I care about other people and show it? If the answers to these questions are yes, there is no way you can fail. - Author: Lou Holtz


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


69. Credibility is lost when there are big discrepancies between what leaders say and what they do ... Increasing credibility requires openness. Hidden agendas will destroy trust. - Author: Judith M Bardwick


70. “Many of these leaders, however (perhaps due to the natural and understandable biases against pedagogy) have ended up using the ‘educational’ methods employed by the oppressor. They deny pedagogical action in the liberation process, but they use propaganda to convince.”


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


72. TRUST RESULTS FROM MERIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY - Author: Miguel Reynolds Brandao


73. “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


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


75. “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” – Warren Buffett


76. “People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future.” Brian Tracy


77. The first job of a leader - at work or at home - is to inspire trust. It's to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships, and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility. - Author: Stephen M.R. Covey


78. “Leadership requires five ingredients–brains, energy, determination, trust, and ethics. The key challenges today are in terms of the last two–trust and ethics.” —Fred Hilmer


79. “Mission defines strategy, and strategy defines structure.”


80. “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


81. “Great leaders check their ego at the door and empower others to excel” – Deborah Gillis


82. “The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.”


83. “...which animal the ruler should impersonate depends strongly on what animals the followers are.”


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


85. “Measure your impact in humanity, not in the likes, but the lives you touch; not in popularity, but in the people you serve. I found that my life got bigger when I stopped caring about what other people thought about me. You will find yours will too. Stay focused on what really matters. There will be times when your resolve to serve humanity will be tested. Be prepared. People will try to convince you that you should keep your empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” Tim Cook


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


87. “Conviction, commitment, credibility: the three pillars of morally courageous leadership.” – General John Michel


88. A leader's purpose is to provide knowledge and generate trust through kindness. This will provide a foundation that allows others to make choices, right or wrong, and grow in a positive manner from the experience. - Author: Farshad Asl


89. “Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.” – WARREN BENNIS Twitter-Bird Small


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


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


92. “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings — and put compensation as a carrier behind it — you almost don’t have to manage them.” Jack Welch


93. “No matter how vital we think the role of leadership in the rise of a mass movement, there is no doubt that the leader cannot create the conditions which make the rise of a movement possible. He cannot conjure a movement out of the void. There has to be an eagerness to follow and obey, and an intense dissatisfaction with things as they are, before movement and leader can make their appearance.”


94. “A true leader has faith in his ability even if no one else does" – Nick Vujicic


95. “Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of help to anyone else.”


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


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


98. “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.” Rita Mae Brown


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


100. ”Trust is built with consistency.” – Lincoln Chafee


101. “Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.” Albert Einstein


102. “The real achiever do one thing at a time.”


103. 'Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.''


104. “Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter


105. “Trust is built with consistency.” Lincoln Chafee


106. “None of my ten friends, even today, ascribes moral evil to Hitler, although most of them think (after the fact) that he made fatal strategical mistakes which even they themselves might have made at the time. His worst mistake was his selection of advisers—a backhand tribute to the Leader’s virtues of trustfulness and loyalty, to his very innocence of the knowledge of evil, fully familiar to those who have heard partisans of F. D. R. or Ike explain how things went wrong.”


107. “If there is any one secret of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.”


108. “There's no right management style, be yourself with focus on what needs to be done and you'll automatically have to do less to be a good leader.”


109. “In today’s fast-paced business world, the more trust you have across your organisation, the faster you can operate.” Marie-Claire Ross, Author, Trusted to Thrive: How leaders create connected and accountable teams.


110. “BDSM, in its nature, is a very intimate and intelligent therapy, if done properly.”


111. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.”


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


113. “The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity.” – DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Twitter-Bird Small


114. “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.”


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


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


117. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”


118. “Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of.” – Bob Vanourek


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


120. “Leadership is fragile. It is more a matter of mind and heart than resources, and it seemed that we no longer had the heart for those things that demanded discipline, commitment, and risk.”


121. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” —Peter Drucker, author of Managing for the Future


122. Trust. And be trusted. - Author: Richie Norton


123. “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


124. “Some leaders think all of life and business is a start-up. ‘More, more, more,’ is their mantra. That can kill a business that could have had very good life if someone had seen that sowing had to stop and operating had to begin.”


125. “Always tell the truth or the truth will tell on you.” – Frank Sonnenberg


126. “Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb


127. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”


128. “Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise”– Unknown


129. “Customers will never love a company until its employees love it first.”


130. “Employee engagement can be improved by cultivating trust within an organization's culture" – Steve Jobs


131. 'The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.'' - George Washington, 1st President of the United States, and Commanding General of the Continental Army


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


133. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but just as much to stand up to your friends” – Albert Einstein


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


135. ″ The American system of Government could not function if every man in a position of responsibility approached each problem... as a problem in higher mathematics.”


136. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – Norman Schwarzkopf


137. “The critical question is not “How can I achieve?” but “What can I contribute?””


138. “It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.” – ZIG ZIGLAR Twitter-Bird Small


139. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


140. “Hearing is listening to what is said. Listening is hearing what isn’t said.”


141. “Plans are worthless, but planning is invaluable.”


142. “Purpose affirms trust, trust affirms purpose and together they forge individuals into a working team.” Coleman Ruiz, Navy SEAL


143. “Allah's Messenger ﷺ fought [with us] in severe heat, struggling on our long journey, against the desert and the great strength of the enemy.”


144. “Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.”


145. “Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense


146. “If everything goes right, we get a good experience. If everything goes wrong, we get a good story.”


147. “Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.”


148. “People learn the most when teaching others.”


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


150. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” – Theodore M. Hesburgh


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


152. Employee Engagement: The state at which there is reciprocal trust between the employee and leadership to do what's right however, whenever and with whomever. - Author: Dan Pontefract


153. “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


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


155. “If you want to earn people’s trust, the #1 thing you can do is prove to them that you actually care.” Shane Snow


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


157. Every book you've ever read on LEADERSHIP will finally make sense (and become practical) if you change the word "leader" to INFLUENCER. - Author: Richie Norton


158. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – DALAI LAMA Twitter-Bird Small


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


160. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg


161. “The best leaders have the ability to effectively communicate, engage, and influence across a full spectrum of different perspectives and personalities. ”


162. “When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.”


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


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


165. “Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently.” – LANCE SECRETAN


166. “Trust doesn’t mean that you trust that someone won’t screw up—it means you trust them when they do screw up.” – Ed Catmull, CEO, Pixar


167. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


168. “Individuals on teams with high trust bring in more revenue, are less likely to leave Google, are more likely to harness the power of diverse ideas from their teammates and are rated as effective twice as often by executives. There is no team without trust.” Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google


169. “To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” – Lao Tzu, philosopher


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


171. “A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.” – HAROLD MACMILLAN Twitter-Bird Small


172. “So, if a son that is by his father sent about


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


174. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


175. “Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.” Eric Sevareid


176. Building trust with others is one of the most important things a leader can do.” - Richard Branson


177. The most effective way to inspire people to higher levels of performance is by example– John C Maxwell


178. “Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.”


179. “Doug Conant is remarkable—and so is this work.“


180. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton


181. “Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.” —Warren Bennis


182. Resilient communities relied on informal networks of deep trust to contend with and heal disruption. - Author: Andrew Zolli


183. Facts and intuition are false opposites.


184. “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.”


185. “Successful people are good in four areas: relationships, equipping, attitude, and leadership.”


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


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


188. “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” – GEORGE MACDONALD Twitter-Bird Small


189. “We fail when we deem leadership at work to be more important than leadership at home.” Jim Woods


190. “If you want it, measure it. If you can’t measure it, forget it.”


191. “The red mist of anger cleared suddenly from Daniel’s mind. He looked at the man who had been his leader. He saw the coarsened face with its tangle of dirty beard. He saw the hard mouth, the calculating little eyes. He saw a man he had never really looked at before.”


192. “When people don’t trust each other everything is slow and takes a million meetings. It’s like sludge and they block each other. Nothing moves quickly. You end up doubling up on resources. If you could just trust each other, you could talk about issues.” Kate Morris, CEO, Adore Beauty


193. “Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.” – MIGUEL ÁNGEL RUIZ Twitter-Bird Small


194. “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


195. “The best leaders build trust from the inside out. An organization that does not have the trust of its employees can never earn the trust of its customers.” – Scott Baradell


196. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – BOOKER T. WASHINGTON Twitter-Bird Small


197. “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” – George Macdonald


198. I came to believe that a leader isn't good because they're right; they're good because they're willing to learn and to trust. - Author: Stanley A. McChrystal


199. “Trust starts with trustworthy leadership. It must be built into the corporate culture.” – Barbara Brooks Kimmel


200. “Don’t be afraid to show your vulnerability. Be transparent with your team, even when the truth may be unpopular or inconvenient.” – BILL GEORGE Twitter-Bird Small


201. “Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.” – Aesop


202. You are a leader when your actions encourage someone to reveal himself with hope, courage, confidence and trust. - Author: Debasish Mridha


203. “It isn’t enough, what I’ve done in the past, defying the Capitol in the Games, providing a rallying point. I must now become the actual leader, the face, the voice, the embodiment of the revolution.”


204. “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” Napoleon Hill


205. When you trust your own abilities and those of the people around you, you overcome fear. And when the people you lead trust themselves and you - that you have their best interests at heart and are authentic - is when you and they will achieve the most. - Author: Phil Dourado


206. “People who take unnecessary risks are those who do not take necessary risks”


207. “The ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust is the key professional and personal competency of our time.” – STEPHEN M.R. COVEY Twitter-Bird Small


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


209. “A team fused by trust and purpose is much more potent. They can improvise a coordinated response to dynamic, real-time developments.” General Stanley McChrystal


210. “A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines.”


211. “Effective action comes from making decisions based on facts, not fear." – Oprah Winfrey


212. “There is nothing worse than doing the wrong thing well.”


213. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.”


214. “There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison


215. The deeper your relationship with others, the more effective will be your leadership. People will not follow you if they do not trust you, and before someone will lend you a hand, you must first touch their heart. - Author: Robin Sharma


216. “Leadership skills are acquired through directed study and practice in real-life situations.” - Anonymous


217. “Leaders live by choice, not by accident.” – Mark Gorman


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


219. “Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of.” —Bob Vanourek, author of Triple Crown Leadership


220. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.”


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


222. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”


223. “Leadership is an achievement of trust.”


224. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


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


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


227. “Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business has two and only two functions: Marketing and Innovation. Marketing and Innovation produce results. All the rest are costs.”


228. “Vulnerability is the gift I give to those I trust, when I trust myself. A leader’s authenticity is rooted and grows in a field of self-trust.” Terry Kellogg and Marvel Harrison


229. Leadership requires followership and following is an act of trust, faith in the course of the leader, and that faith can be generated only if leaders act with integrity. - Author: Lawrence M. Miller


230. “It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.” – ZIG ZIGLAR


231. “Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” – Roy T. Bennett


232. “Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”


233. “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them.” John Maxwell


234. “Be firm and fixated on your goal but, be free and flexible in your goings.”


235. “Great teams consist of individuals who have learned to trust each other. Over time, they have discovered each other’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to play as a coordinated whole.” – Amy Edmondson


236. “We’d achieve more if we chase the dream instead of the competition.”


237. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein


238. “When the war was over, while Colonel Aureliano Buendía was sneaking about through the narrow trails of permanent subversion, General Moncada was named magistrate of Macondo. He wore civilian clothes, replaced the soldiers with unarmed policemen, enforced the amnesty laws, and helped a few families of Liberals who had been killed in the war.”


239. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” Simon Sinek


240. “Leadership is igniting the creative magic within you that adds joy and value to you and others.”


241. “It’s more important to do the right thing than to do things right.”


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


243. Teamwork and trust trump ego and arrogance in building high performance sustainable successful teams. Rethink your team building ideas - Author: Tony Dovale


244. When you are a person people can trust, they will call on upon you, love to be around you and work with you. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor


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


246. “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


247. “The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”


248. “Your words and deeds must match if you expect employees to trust in your leadership.” – Kevin Kruse


249. “Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently.” – LANCE SECRETAN Twitter-Bird Small


250. “Trust doesn’t mean that you trust that someone won’t screw up—it means you trust them when they do screw up.” Ed Catmull, CEO, Pixar


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


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


253. “Earn your leadership every day.” – MICHAEL JORDAN Twitter-Bird Small


254. “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


255. “Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.” – WALTER CRONKITE


256. In many situations involving service recovery - the problem itself became the catalyst for the creation of even greater trust as the companies took the issues head-on and worked through the difficult problem in a way that restored confidence. - Author: Stephen Covey


257. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”


258. “Trust starts with trustworthy leadership. It must be built into the corporate culture.” – Barbara Kimmel Brooks


259. “My father always said, ‘Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf.’”– Emilia Clarke


260. “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” —Isaac Watts


261. We develop trust when we show that we are reliable, by doing what we say we are going to do to take care of that treasure, and then stepping it up by doing more, by anticipating problems and handling them before they even happen. - Author: Michele Jennae


262. “Do not get others to do what you can do yourself.” – Booker T. Washington


263. “You have to create a culture where everybody has an opportunity to be recognized.” – JOHN MACKEY Twitter-Bird Small


264. “The person more qualified to lead is not the physically stronger person. It is the more intelligent, the more knowledgeable, the more creative, more innovative. And there are no hormones for those attributes.”


265. “Do the right thing. Always.” – Ted Coine


266. “People follow leaders by choice. Without trust, at best you get compliance.” – Jesse Lyn Stoner


267. “No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him" - W J Bryan


268. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness already lies within them" – Bethany Hamilton


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


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


271. “A leader without a title is better than a title without the ability to lead.”


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


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


274. “The success of a leader is closely tied to the caliber of their managerial team. EXCEPTIONAL MANAGERS ARE CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING A LEADER'S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.”


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


276. “Leadership is not a position but an energy that people love, trust and follow.”


277. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – BRYANT MCGILL


278. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard


279. “Management is about the position; leadership is a disposition that goes beyond positions. Managers minimize risks; leaders maximize contribution. Managers work through structures of stability; leaders work through dynamic change. While managers are defined by their position, leaders can emerge from any position.”


280. Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent Van Gogh


281. “Great teams have trust at the heart of their success. If you don’t trust each other, you’ll play safe. Trust makes it possible to aim higher. To leap further and to know someone has your back if you fall.” – Adam Grant


282. Soldiers must possess integrity in order to build trust and confidence in themselves, our leadership, and the American public. Among the things I've learned during my career is that you must be honest with everyone about everything. - Author: Glen E. Morrell


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


284. TRUST AND FAIRNESS DEVELOP HARMONY - Author: Miguel Reynolds Brandao


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


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


287. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus. - Martin Luther King Jr


288. “When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.” —Patanjali


289. “Those who trust us educate us.” George Eliot


290. ReThink Real Success: Keeping your word to others and never lying to yourself - Author: Tony Dovale


291. “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”


292. “Be the leader you wish you had.”


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


294. “Time will dig my heart deep to drain the shallow streams of grief.”


295. “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, evenharder.” Maria V. Snyder


296. “Marketing is not a function, it is the whole business seen from the customer’s point of view.”


297. “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Dwight D. Eisenhower


298. “As you go to work, your top responsibility should be to be trust.” – Robert Eckert


299. ‘I’m chief. I’ll go. Don’t argue.’ ”


300. “Leadership is the relentless pursuit of truth and ceaseless creation of trust.” Jack Welch, Ex-CEO, General Electric


301. “If a man's associates find him guilty of being phony, if they find that he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose.”


302. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.” – Mother Teresa


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


304. Every time we decide to use our power to influence others, particularly if we're gleeful and hasty, we damage the relationship. We move from enjoying a healthy partnership based on trust and mutual respect to establishing a police state that requires constant monitoring. - Author: Kerry Patterson


305. “The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.” – Abraham Lincoln


306. “When mistrust comes in, loves goes out.” —Irish proverb


307. “Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.”


308. “Without trust, you generate a dysfunctional organisation and teams. There is no meaningful connection between a group of people. It’s just meaningless coordination. It is trust that shifts a group of people into a team.” Marie-Claire Ross, CEO, Trustologie


309. “Shut up,” said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.”


310. “The President of the United States is not subject to quite the same test of political courage as a Senator.”


311. “It is necessary for a prince to have the people friendly.”


312. “Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people.” – STEPHEN R. COVEY Twitter-Bird Small


313. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Oprah Winfrey


314. “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears.”


315. “The most important thing a leader must learn is to listen." - Richard Branson


316. Character makes trust possible, and trust is the foundation of leadership. - Author: John C. Maxwell


317. “Good leadership is like exercise. We do not see any improvement to our bodies with day-to-day comparisons. In fact, if we only compare the way our bodies look on a given day to how they looked the previous day, we would think our efforts had been wasted. It’s only when we compare pictures of ourselves over a period of weeks or months that we can see a stark difference. The impact of leadership is best judged over time.”


318. “We fought and won the race in space and listened to the cries of the Apollo 1 crew. With great resolve and personal anger, we picked up the pieces, pounded them together, and went on the attack again. We were the ones in the trenches of space and with only the tools of leadership, trust, and teamwork, we contained the risks and made the conquest of space possible.”


319. “Vulnerability is not weakness.” – BRENÉ BROWN Twitter-Bird Small


320. “Leaders strengthen credibility by demonstrating that they are not in it for themselves; instead, they have the interests of the institution, department, or team and its constituents at heart. Being a servant may not be what many leaders had in mind when they choose to take responsibility for the vision and direction of their organization or team, but serving others is the most glorious and rewarding of all leadership tasks.”


321. “The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN Twitter-Bird Small


322. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – BRYANT MCGILL Twitter-Bird Small


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


324. “The rank of office is not what makes someone a leader. Leadership is the choice to serve others with or without any formal rank.”


325. “Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” – JIM ROHN Twitter-Bird Small


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


327. “Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.” – Amy Rees Anderson


328. “The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.”


329. “Trust, but verify.” —Ronald Reagan


330. “I’ve lived with these men, sir, for two and a half years and I will not order them all to their deaths.”


331. “Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.” – WALTER CRONKITE Twitter-Bird Small


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


333. “It’s never necessary to tell me that you think I’m right. We’ll just... assume it.”


334. Leadership excellence means that you must be accepted as a leader, not forcing yourself upon those you lead. Outside of formal authority, it takes trust for people to accept your leadership. Proven consistent leadership choices and results will earn you invaluable points of trust. - Author: Archibald Marwizi


335. “When mistrust comes in, love goes out.” – Irish proverb


336. “Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.” Santosh Kalwar


337. “Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


338. “Business has only two basic functions – marketing and innovation.”


339. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson


340. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”


341. “Self-awareness is the companion of good leadership”


342. “If people like you, they will listen to you. but if people trust you, they will do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar


343. “People will trust their leaders when their leaders do the things that make them feel psychologically safe.”


344. “A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” Simon Sinek


345. “Hazel’s anxiety and the reason for it were soon known to all the rabbits and there was not one who did not realize what they were up against. There was nothing very startling in what he had said. He was simply the one—as a Chief Rabbit ought to be—through whom a strong feeling, latent throughout the warren, had come to the surface.”


346. “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


347. “The race for Quality has no finish line – so technically, it’s more like a death march. Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”


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


349. “Business is about people, and your reputation is built on how you treat people.” – BRUCE RAUNER Twitter-Bird Small


350. “The really expert riders of horses let the horse know immediately who is in control, but then guide the horse with loose reins and seldom use the spurs.” Sandra Day O’Connor


351. “It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.” – Samuel Johnson


352. “It takes a great man to be a good listener.” – CALVIN COOLIDGE Twitter-Bird Small


353. “One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it.”


354. “A wise man heeds all matters great or small.”


355. “Leaders co-create their reality not just by reflection but by asking the right questions. In the creative process, a question is a quest. Answers are dead ends. An answer is a blind alley through which no further movement of the mind is possible. When leaders live in questions they are able to navigate the complex problems of life and arrive at simple yet profound solutions. Complexities of the life arise because of our normal thinking process is not able to grasp our reality. So we need creativity in thinking. Creativity is a discontinuity in our thinking process. Creativity comes with sustained questioning of our old assumptions about reality.”


356. “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen R. Covey


357. “Long range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.”


358. Instead I take the lead, Tobias silent at my side, and though he does not touch me, he steadies me. - Author: Veronica Roth


359. “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” Warren Buffett


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


361. “Leadership should be based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation rather than intimidation” – Dwight D Eisenhower


362. “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar


363. “It’s important to remember that trust is a matter of perception and something every business has to earn.” – Adam Rogers


364. “The ultimate resource in economic development is people. It is people, not capital or raw materials that develop an economy.”


365. ”Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities of which they were previously unaware.” – David Armistead


366. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.”


367. “Leadership is for those who love the public good and are endowed and trained to administer it.”


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


369. “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


370. “The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.”


371. “Trust, in its fullest sense, extends beyond simply having great confidence in a person, of faith that a task will be performed. Trust manifests itself when one becomes committed to the protection and care of someone else—he is entrusted to that person who holds his faith in trust.”


372. “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey


373. “Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” – Albert Einstein


374. Leadership is doing what is right, not what is popular. - Lao Tzu


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


376. “Make sure you’re not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve … Figure out what’s going on and make a plan to improve things.” – Kenneth W. Thomas, author


377. “Don’t give to get. Give to inspire others to give.”


378. “Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.”


379. “After all, there can be no leadership where there is no team.”


380. “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.”


381. “Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


382. “The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.” – MOTHER TERESA Twitter-Bird Small


383. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” – Thomas Jefferson


384. He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. - Raymond Hull


385. “Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


386. “He didn’t know why he had become President of the Galaxy, except that it seemed a fun thing to be.”


387. “You can’t make people listen to you. You can’t make them execute. That might be a temporary solution for a simple task. But to implement real change, to drive people to accomplish something truly complex or difficult or dangerous—you can’t make people do those things. You have to lead them.”


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


389. “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


390. “Leaders must always operate with the understanding that they are part of something greater than themselves and their own personal interests.”


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


392. Leadership is about integrity, honesty and accountability. All components of trust. - Author: Simon Sinek


393. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it.” Marillyn Hewson


394. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” – Tom Peters


395. “It has been a dream of being able to grow to fullest development as a man and woman, unhampered by the barriers which had slowly been erected in the older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the simple human being of any and every class.”


396. “Leadership is the relentless pursuit of truth and ceaseless creation of trust.” – Jack Welch


397. “He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” —Lao Tzu


398. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” Ronald Reagan


399. “Well . . . I believe, when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties . . . they lead their country by a short route to chaos.”


400. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – OSCAR WILDE


401. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t change it.”


402. “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” – MARIAN ANDERSON


403. “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


404. Leadership is learned, earned, and discerned. You develop it. It's based on trust and credibility. Others see it in you. You can't demand it. - Author: Rick Warren


405. Followers have a very clear picture of what they want and need from the most influential leaders in their lives: trust, compassion, stability, and hope - Author: Tom Rath


406. “High-risk leadership beckons many, but few accept the call.”


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


408. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway

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