Leadership Quotes


Quotes on great leadership

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about others.

Jack Welch, previous CEO of GE

Great Leadership Quotes

Leadership quotes to help you better think about great leadership from respected leaders.

  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  John Quincy Adams: 6th president of the USA

  • The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.  Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author

  • Absorb what is useful; discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.  Bruce Lee  a martial artist, martial arts instructor, Hong Kong actor, director and philosopher

  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. Brian Tracy, motivational public speaker

  • 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: ancient Chinese philosopher and writer

  • You don’t need a title to be a leader.  Unknown

  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.  Brian Tracy: Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

  • Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.   Peter Drucker: management consultant, whose writings contributed to  foundations of the modern business 

  •  Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do, and let them surprise you with their results.  General George Patton:  general in the United States Army in WWII

  • You don't need a title to be a leader.  Mark Sanborn:  author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur

  • Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey. Charles S. Lauer, author and businessman

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  • 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 quote:  Army General who served as the 65th Secretary of State.

  • Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”  Jack Welch:  ex-CEO of GE

  • Leaders never use the word failure, they look upon setbacks as learning experiences.  Brian Tracy: motivational public speaker and self-development author

  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Maxwell:  author and speaker

  • He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.  Aristotle: Greek philosopher during the Classical period

  • Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.  Sheryl Sandberg quote, Facebook COO

  • A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.  Eleanor Roosevelt:  first lady between 1933 to 1945

  • Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performingMary D. Poole: author

  • My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidenceField Marshal Bernard Montgomery, British Army Officer

  • The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.  Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author

  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. Brian Tracy, motivational public speaker

  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.  Theodore Roosevelt:  5th president of the USA

  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.   John Maxwell: American author, speaker, and pastor

  • Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.   Bill Bradley:  American politician and former professional basketball player

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