Leadership Quotes

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

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 

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

A leader is a dealer in hope.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.
- Robin S. Sharma

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney

Greatness can be captured in one word: lifestyle. Life is God's gift to you, style is what you make of it.
- Mae Jemison, 1st African American Woman Astronaut

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
- Somerset Maugham

We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
- Chinese Proverb

Each person must live their life as a model for others.
- Rosa Parks

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Go forth and set the world on fire.
- St. Ignatius Loyola

Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
- Kenyan Proverb

Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
- Karl Marx

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority
- Ken Blanchard

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart

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

Done is better than perfect.
- Sheryl Sandberg

What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
- Steven Covey

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

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

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.
- Oprah Winfrey

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
- Peter Drucker

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

Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.
- John Maxwell

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
- Ayn Rand

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

My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.
- Steve Jobs

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

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

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

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

You manage things; you lead people.
- Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay