Leadership Quotes

Who is a leader? What role does a leader play? What are the traits of a leader? How does a leader inspire others? How does a leader lead his/her team?

Let’s find answers to all these questions in the following quotes about leadership.

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  • Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
  • The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader
  • I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. —Mother Teresa
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell
  • It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. —Nelson Mandela
  • I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal. —Ben Carson
  • You are never too small to make a difference —Greta Thunberg
  • People respond well to those that are sure of what they want. —Anna Wintour
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams
  • Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton

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  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.—Bill Bradley
  • A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. —Stephen King
  • 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
  • Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey. —Charles S. Lauer
  • Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell
  • As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates
  • Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. —Vince Lombardi
  • What you do has far greater impact than what you say. —Stephen Covey
  • A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell
  • Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.—Harold S. Geneen
  • Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.—Bo Bennett

Enough for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these quotes. What is your favorite leadership quote? Please do let me know in the comments section. Thanks!

7 thoughts on “Leadership Quotes

  1. Good selection of quotes on leaders and leadership. Every quote has its own significance and helps us understand the true meaning of a leader and the role he plays in uplifting others. For me, it’s a tough task to single out any particular quote. However, I particularly liked Jack Welch’s quote.

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