200 Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success

inspirational quotes about great leadership and success
Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success

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Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success


1. Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership. __ James Humes

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

2. 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

3. Where there is no vision, the people perish. __ Proverbs

4. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? __ Benjamin Disraeli
5. You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. __ Woodrow Wilson

6. You manage things; you lead people. __ Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

7. Leadership is influence. __ John C. Maxwell


Leadership is influence. __ John C. Maxwell

8. You don't lead by pointing and telling people someplace to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. __ Ken Kesey

9. When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. __ Napoleon Bonaparte

10. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. __ Harry S. Truman
11. A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. __ M. D. Arnold

12. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. __ John Maxwell

14. 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

15. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. __ Maya Angelou

16. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. __ Benjamin Franklin
17. Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. __ Margaret Thatcher

 Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. __ Margaret Thatcher

18. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.__ Kurt Vonnegut

19. Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work. __ Seth Godin

20. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. __ John Quincy Adams



Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success


21. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. __ Thomas Jefferson

22. It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. __ Latin Proverb

23. 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 a danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. __ Nelson Mandela
24. 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

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

25. To add value to others, one must first value others. __ John Maxwell

26. 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

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

28. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. __ Peter Drucker

29. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. __ Max DePree

30. Leaders grasp nettles. __ David Ogilvy

31. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. __ General George Patton
32. 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

33. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people. __ Mahatma Gandhi


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

34. There are no office hours for leaders. __ Cardinal J. Gibbons

35. When people talk, listen completely. __ Ernest Hemingway

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

37. A leader is a dealer in hope. __ Napoleon Bonaparte

38. Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. __ Ross Perot

39. 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

40. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. __ John C. Maxwell


Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. __ John C. Maxwell
41. I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through--then follow through. __ Edward Rickenbacker

42. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. __ Arnold Glasow

43. The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become. __ Dedeaux

44. The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. __ Ray Kroc

45. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. __ John F. Kennedy


Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. __ John F. Kennedy

46. Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. __ Jesse Jackson

47. Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. __ Woodrow Wilson

48. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. __ Norman Schwarzkopf

49. 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 conclude you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. __ Colin Powell

50. You don’t need a title to be a leader. __ Multiple Attributions


You don’t need a title to be a leader. __ Multiple Attributions
51. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. __ Eleanor Roosevelt

52. 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

53. 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

54. Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult. __ Warren Bennis

55. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. __ John Maxwell

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

58. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. __ Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

59. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. __ Kenneth Blanchard

60.
Leaders don't inflict pain, they share the pain. __ Max Depree

Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success

61. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it." __ David Star Jordan

62. Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time in leading yourself--your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent leading your peers. __ Dee Hock

63. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. __ Erskine Bowles


Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. __ Erskine Bowles

64. Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. __ Diogenes of Sinope

65.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed. __ General Douglas MacArthur
 
66. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.  __ Tom Peters

67. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. __ Stephen Covey

68.Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. —Bill Bradley
69. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. __ Harvey S. Firestone

70. Strong convictions precede great actions. __ James Freeman Clarke

71. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. __ Ralph Nader

72. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. __ Warren G. Bennis


Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. __ Warren G. Bennis

73. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. __ Abraham Lincoln

74. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. __ Polybius

75. A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. __ John Maxwell

76. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. __ Rosalynn Carter
78. There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. __ Charles F. Kettering

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

80. 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 good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. __ Arnold Glasow

81. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. __ Peter F. Drucker

82. 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 confidence. __ General Montgomery

83. 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 Drucker

84. What you do has a far greater impact than what you say. __ Stephen Covey

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

86. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. __ Arnold Glasow
87. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing. __ Peter F. Drucker

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing. __ Peter F. Drucker
 
88. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. __ Brian Tracy

89. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. __ Dwight D. Eisenhower

90. The things we fear most in organizations fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances are the primary sources of creativity. __ Margaret Wheatley



Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success


91.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. __ Harvey Firestone
 
92. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. __ Rosalynn Carter

93. The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. __ Walter Lippman

94. The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. __ Andrew Carnegie

95.The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. __ Ken Blanchard


The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. __ Ken Blanchard
 
96. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. __ Margaret Mead
97. I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. __ Warren Bennis
 
98. The price of greatness is responsibility. __ Winston Churchill

99. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. __ Martin Luther King Jr.

100. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. __ Margaret Fuller


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. __ Margaret Fuller

101. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. __ Margaret Mead

102. The highest of distinctions is service to others. __ King George VI

103. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. __ Sir Winston Churchill

104. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor but without folly. __ Jim Rohn

105. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. __ Sam Walton

106. To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. —Friedrich Nietzsche

107. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. __ Pat Riley
108. If you're not sure where you are going, you're liable to end up someplace else. __ Robert F. Mager

109. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. __ Publilius Syrus

110. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. __ Brian Tracy

111. You manage things; you lead people. __ Grace Murray Hopper

112. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. __ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

113. Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. __ John C. Maxwell


Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. __ John C. Maxwell

114. We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. __ Marco Rubio

115. Whatever you are, be a good one. __ Abraham Lincoln

116. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. __ Eleanor Roosevelt
117. He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. __ Solon
 
118. 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

119. Doing what is right isn't the problem. It is knowing what is right. __ Lyndon B Johnson

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


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

121. A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. __ Ovid

122. 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

123. To succeed, one must be creative and persistent. __ John H. Johnson

124. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. __ Eric Hoffer
125. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. __ Harold R. McAlindon

126. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. __ Robert Louis Stevenson

127. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. __ Edith Wharton

128. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. __ William Arthur Ward

129. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary, an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. __ John J Pershing

130. 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


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

131. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity, and courage. __ Fuchan Yuan

132. I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. __ Dee Dee Myers

133. A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. __ Stephen King
134. 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

135. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. __ Eleanor Roosevelt

136. You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go. __ Jeanette Rankin

137. My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. Anonymous

138. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. __ George Patton

139. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. __ Dwight Eisenhower

140. You don’t lead by hitting people over the head that’s assault, not leadership. __ Dwight Eisenhower


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

141. You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. __ An Wang

142. The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. __ J. Paul Getty

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

144. Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead. __ Pete Hoekstra

145. 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

146. To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult. __ Friedrich Nietzsche

147. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. __ Brian Tracy

148. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. __ Max Lucado

149. 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

150. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. __ Andre Malraux


To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. __ Andre Malraux

151. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. __ Aristotle
152. Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. __ Dianne Feinstein

153. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. __ Stephen Covey

154. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. __ John Kenneth Galbraith

155. The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. __ John Buchan



Inspirational Quotes about Great Leadership And Success


156. Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. __ E. Joseph Crossman

157.
A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see. __ Leroy Eimes

 
158. A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs. __ Robert Townsend

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

160. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. __ Ralph Nader


I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. __ Ralph Nader

161. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. __ General George Patton

162. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. __ Bill Gates
163. Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. __ Harold Geneen

164. Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone's following you. __ Henry Gilmer

165. Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people,' that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. __ Peter F. Drucker

166. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. __ Steve Jobs

167. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. __ John Zenger

168. Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. __ John D. Rockefeller

169.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. __ John Kenneth Galbraith
 
170. The British people know that, given strong leadership, time, and a little bit of hope, the forces of good ultimately rally and triumph over evil. __ Ronald Reagan


The British people know that, given strong leadership, time, and a little bit of hope, the forces of good ultimately rally and triumph over evil. __ Ronald Reagan

171. Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. __ Eleanor Roosevelt

172. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. __ Peter Drucker

173. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. __ Publilius Syrus
174. In the military, I learned that leadership means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments. __ Tulsi Gabbard

175. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. __ Dwight D. Eisenhower

176. The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. __ Ralph Nader

177.
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
 
178. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.__ Bill Gates

179.
The most effective way to lead is to lead from within. __ Daskal


180. Earn your leadership every day. __ Michael Jordan


Earn your leadership every day. __ Michael Jordan

181. Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. __ Donald Rumsfeld

182. Education is the mother of leadership. __ Wendell Willkie
183. You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. __ Sam Rayburn

184. Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen. __ Dave Weinbaum

185. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. __ Eleanor Roosevelt

186. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. __ Abraham Lincoln

187. Leadership is an ever-evolving position. __ Mike Krzyzewski

188. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. __ Stephen Covey

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

190. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. __ John Zenger


Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. __ John Zenger

191. He who has great power should use it lightly. __ Seneca
192. You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. __ Nancy D. Solomon

193. Leadership is an action, not a position. __ Donald McGannon

194. Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. __ George S. Patton Jr.

195. Whatever you are, be a good one. __ Abraham Lincoln

196. The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. __ Ken Olsen


197. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. __ Steve Jobs

198. People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. __ Theodore Roosevelt

199. Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. __ Jim Rohn

200. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. __ John D. Rockefeller


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