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44 Leadership Quotes By Famous People

Leadership is not for all. Not everyone is capable of being a good leader. Leadership is all about solving the problems of people. Great leaders are those who are clear and concise at all times and surround themselves with great people. They are an inspiration to other people and always choose to lead from the front. They work hard with dedication. They believe in accomplishments and achievements. They are humble enough to face every circumstance in their life. Leaders listen to other people’s opinions and are courageous enough to stand with the challenges and controversies. These leadership quotes are inspirational. You will learn the meaning of leadership from other people’s opinions on leadership. 

A person can be a leader by setting goals and working hard to achieve his goals. They convert their vision into reality. Those who want to get to their destinations need leadership qualities. They know how to manage things on time and set their priorities. They grow themselves to be successful. Good leaders are those who believe in actions and become successful by extraordinary determination. Try to be a good leader for yourself. Great leaders never die because their souls remain forever to lead others. They meet other people’s expectations and set examples for them.

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44 Leadership Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
  3. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Sheryl Sanberg
  4. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair
  5. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey

  6. “Every time you have to speak; you are auditioning for leadership.” James Humes

  7. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch
  8. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great
  9. “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” Benjamin Disraeli
  10. “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
  11. “Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.” Nelson Mandela
  12. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Steve Jobs

  13. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie
  14. “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
  15. “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
  16. “You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.” Katie Couric
  17. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” Arnold H. Glasow

  18. “You manage things; you lead people.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

  19. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “Management is doing the right thing; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker
  21. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” Dianne Feinstein
  22. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
  23. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” M.D. Arnold

  24. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” Max Lucado
  25. “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
  26. “I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” Thuli Madonsela
  27. “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
  28. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” Jack Welch

  29. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton
  30. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
  31. “Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees the tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.” Bill Gates

  32. “There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.” Orison Swett Marden
  33. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” Margaret Thatcher
  34. “One voice can change a room.” Barack Obama
  35. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” Andrew Carnegie
  36. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis
  37. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Theodore M. Hesburgh

  38. “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” Indra Nooyi
  39. “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
  40. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” Dolly Parton
  41. “We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves.” John C. Maxwell
  42. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker
  43. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” Seth Godin
  44. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller

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