100 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership

It will be a total waste of time and energy trying to convince someone that has made up his or her mind not to believe in you and your dream. No amount of explanation will be able to change such a person. A leader should have an Inspiring personality with a strong belief in his qualities and his teammates.

A leader should motivate his team to work hard without giving up. Below we are sharing 100 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership. We believe these Quotes on Leadership will inspire you to be an Unstoppable Leader. Don’t forget to share these Quotes on Leadership with all your leader friends.

100 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership

1. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett

2. “Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”—James Humes

3. “What you do has a far greater impact than what you say.” —Stephen Covey

4. “People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something different than everyone else.” —Tony Robbins

5. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

6. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” —Abraham Lincoln

7. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”—Steve Jobs

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

9. “I have no methods. All I do is accept people as they are.”— Joan Rivers

10. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” —Margaret Thatcher

11. “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

12. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi

13. “My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” —Steve Jobs

14. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” —Michael Jordan

15. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

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

17. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower

18. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.”—Tom Landry

19. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”—Ralph Nader

20. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” —Joe DiMaggio

21. “Earn your leadership every day.” —Michael Jordan

22. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”—Henry Kissinger,

23. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”—Bill Gates

24. “If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you.”— Tom Brady

25. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.”—Sam Rayburn

26. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”—Malala Yousafzai

27. “Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.” —Dave Weinbaum

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

29. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”—Eleanor Roosevelt

30“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” —Winston Churchill

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

32.”We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” —Kurt Vonnegut

33.”Your job is to create a world that lasts forever.” —Steven Spielberg

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

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

36. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”— Dale Carnegie

37. “One voice can change a room.” —Barack Obama

38. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” —Bill Gates

39.”The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… Out of discord, harmony… And out of difficult, opportunity.”—Albert Einstein

40. “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

41. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”—Dianne Feinstein

42. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” —Stephen Covey

43. “My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact.” — Larry Page

44. “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

45. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel

46. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi

47. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Winston Churchill

48. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” — Sheryl Sandberg

49. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” –Ray Kroc

50. “Part of company culture is path-dependent — it’s the lessons you learn along the way.” — Jeff Bezos

51. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”. – Theodore Roosevelt,

52. “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

53. “Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” — Barbara Corcoran

54. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” –Arnold Glasow

55. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill

56. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Harold R. McAlindon

57. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

58. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford

59. “The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.” –DeSeaux

60. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

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

62. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” –Herbert Swope

63. “I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job.” — Martha Stewart

64. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” –Warren Bennis

65. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

66. “If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.” — Mark Zuckerberg

67. “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” –David Star Jordan

68. “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” — Thomas Jefferson

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

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

71. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” –Colin Powell

72. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” –Joel Barker

73. “Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” — Richard Branson

74. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” –Arnold Glasow

75. “If I won’t be myself, who will?” — Alfred Hitchcock

76. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” –Peter F. Drucker

77. “A strong leader avoids becoming over-confident to the point of impaired judgment.” — Daniel Lubetzky

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

79. “There are no road signs to help navigate. And in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we’re supposed to be on.” — Steve Case

80. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” – Walt Disney,

81. “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” — Mark Cuban

82. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” –Seth Godin

83.”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

84. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” –John Zenger

85.“True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

86. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller

87.“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

90. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” –John Maxwell

91. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” –Douglas MacArthur

92. “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” –Henry Kissinger

93. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

94. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.” –Mahatma Gandhi

95. “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.” –Peter F. Drucker

96. “There are no office hours for leaders.” –Cardinal J. Gibbons

97. “When people talk, listen completely.” –Ernest Hemingway

98. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.” –Edward Rickenbacker

99. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” –John C. Maxwell

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

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