Inspiring leadership quotes from famous leaders

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Inspiring Leadership Quotes play a crucial role in any organization. Leaders-are unique, conceive a vision, risk-takers, and see long-term goals. Explore these quotes by famous leaders.

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

James Humes

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

Seth Godin

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

Harold Geneen

Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Margaret Thatcher

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren G. Bennis

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Margaret Fuller

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.

Joel Barker

You manage things; you lead people.

You manage things; you lead people.

Grace Murray Hopper

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

Henry Kissinger

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Arnold Glasow

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

john Maxwell

A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.

M. D. Arnold

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

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

john C. Maxwell

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Winston Churchill

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

Mahatma Gandhi

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Brian Tracy

The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.

Carlos Ghosn

There are no office hours for leaders.

There are no office hours for leaders.

Cardinal J. Gibbons

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen Covey

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

Ray Kroc

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

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

Warren Buffett

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.

Ken Kesey

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

True leadership lies in guiding others to success–in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

Bill Owens

Position doesn’t make anybody a leader. Being in charge doesn’t make the wrong person right.

Tim Berry

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

Abraham Lincoln

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader.

Benjamin Disraeli

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

David Star Jordan

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

General George Patton

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

John Maxwell

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

John Maxwell

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

Bill Gates

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.

Peter F. Drucker

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

Buddha

To lead people, walk behind them.

Lao Tzu

Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.

Robin Sharma

Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

Robin Sharma

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.

Nelson Mandela

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

Charles S. Lauer

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

ohn C. Maxwell

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.

Mother Teresa

Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou

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

The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

Jim Rohn

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