My Top 30 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership For Living

leadership Quotes1. “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

Nelson Mandela

 2. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

Harry Truman

 3. “It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others.”

Steve Maraboli

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

 5.“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, The Light in the Heart

 6. “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

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

John C. Maxwell

8. “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

 9. “Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”

Berth Revis

10. “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.

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

Peter F. Drucker,

 12. ‘I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

.-Alexander the Great

 13. “Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.”

Roy T. Bennett,

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

Aristotle

 15. “Leaders are not, as we are often led to think, people who go along with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see, whether anyone is following them. “Leadership qualities” are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. They include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, stubbornness, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head, even when things are going badly. True leaders, in short, do not make people into followers, but into other leaders.”

John Holt

 16. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”

John C. Maxwell

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

Sheryl Sandberg

 18. “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

 19. “Real leaders are people who “help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.”

David Foster Wallace

 20. “Remember that mentor leadership is all about serving. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).”

Tony Dungy

 21. “Each day you are leading by example. Whether you realize it or not or whether it’s positive or negative, you are influencing those around you.”

Rob Liano

 22. “A leader must lead. Where others see obstacles, he must see opportunities. When others see problems, he must see possibilities … Civilization is not built on a negation but on an affirmation- an affirmation of the bright and promising possibilities that the future holds for those who are enterprising enough to pursue them.”

David J. Vaughan,

 23. “Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.”

Patrick Ness

 24. “A great leader never fears criticism and welcomes them with openness and love as if they are the beauty of the journey.”

Debasish Mridha

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

Jack Welch

 26. “If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.”

Carl von Clausewitz

 27. “Every endeavor, large or small, rises and falls on leadership.”

Jeffrey Fry

 28.  “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,

29. “A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity.”

Mollie Marti

30. “Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.”

Depak Chopras

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