Inspirational Leadership Quotes And Sayings


Inspirational Leadership Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of inspirational leadership quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. ”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“Example is leadership.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.”
– Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

“The only prerequisites to leadership are that you remain positive, calm, and open-minded.”
– Alexis Hunter

“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.”
– Andre Malraux

“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

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”

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

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

“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”
– Benjamin Disraeli

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.”
– Beth Revis

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

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

“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

“The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.”
– Bill Taylor

“A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.”
– Brandon Sanderson

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

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

“Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.”
Chinese Proverb

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

“Leadership is solving problems. 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 or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
– Colin Powell

“A leader must lead. Where others see obstacles, he must see opportunities. When others see problems, he must see possibilities.”
– David J. Vaughan

“I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.”
– Dee Dee Myers

“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.”
Deepak Chopra

“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

“Leadership is action, not position.”
– Donald H. McGannon

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

“Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. ”
– Donald Rumsfeld

“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

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

“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.”
– Dwight Eisenhower

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

“The leadership instinct you were born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”
– Elaine Agather

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