"True Leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed...Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection."
- Sheryl Sandberg
"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
"Your job as a leaders is to stay as close in touch as possible with those closest to the action."
- Kat Cole
"I believe in a quiet, strong, and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown."
- Rachael Chong
"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
"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
"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
"Go forth and set the world on fire."
- St. Ignatius Loyola
"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
"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
"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
"You manage things; you lead people."
- Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
"Where there is no vision the people perish."
- Proverbs 29:18
"I cannot change the world, but I can change a small part of it."
- Kay Florentino
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
- John C. Maxwell
"Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others; success, and then standing back and letting them shine."
- Chad Hadfield
"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 danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
- Nelson Mandela
"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 concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
- Colin Powell
"The accountability rests with me."
- Skip Prosser