Quotes on Leadership


We all need leaders around us to show us the way, whether it be a leader of a country, a leader of a city, or a leader within our own homes. Below is a collection of quotes on leadership that you can enjoy, learn and find inspiration from. 

Quotes on Leadership
  • The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. Have humour, but without folly - Jim Rohn
  • Management works in the system; leadership works on the system - Stephen Covey
  • Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader - John Quincy Adams
  • He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander - Aristotle
  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it - Theodore Roosevelt
  • If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants - Isaac Newton
  • A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better - Jim Rohn
  • Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions - Kahlil Gibran
  • If you share a good idea long enough, it will eventually fall on good people - Jim Rohn
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way - John C. Maxwell
  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is - Vince Lombardi

  • Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It is not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out - Jim Rohn
  • Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others —Jack Welch
  • A leader is a dealer in hope — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 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
  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position — Brian Tracy

I am a strong believer that starting out the day with any inspiring quote, will improve your mood to be a better person. After all, isn't that why it's called "an inspiring quote"?

The above are a selection of quotes on leadership that I have chosen, to give you as much inspiration, as they have given me.

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