Top 60 Leadership Quotes – Inspiring For Work With Images

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“A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.” – Angela Merkel

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” – M.D. Arnold

“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

“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

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell

“All leaders lead by example…whether they intend to or not.”- Unknown

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

“Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference.” – Mark Sanborn

“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

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie, author and motivational speaker

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I could have done three things better yesterday.”– Jeffrey R. Immelt

“Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” – James Humes

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”– Albert Schweitzer

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”– Estée Lauder

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.”– Ginni Rometty

“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” —Benjamin Disraeli

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”— Elon Musk, founder of PayPal and Tesla, in an interview with Mashable.

“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

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”– Dolly Parton

“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, French writer and pioneering aviator.

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

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”-Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

“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, investor

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

“Leaders establish trust with candor, transparency, and credit.”— Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”-Unknown

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”— Sheryl Sanberg, COO of Facebook

“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”- Joanne Ciulla (Author and Educator)

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

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” – Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator

“Nothing will work unless you do.” —Maya Angelou

“One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.”– Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister of New Zealand)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”– Marianne Williamson (Author and Activist)

“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” – Michelle Obama

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”– Padmasree Warrior (CEO & Founder, Fable)

“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

“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 key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” – Kenneth H. Blanchard

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” —Ray Kroc

“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, from article “Do You Pass the Leadership Test?”

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”-Theodore M. Hesburgh

“There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

“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

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey, author and educator

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” —Proverbs 29:18

“You are never too small to make a difference.”– Greta Thunberg (Environmental Activist)

“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

“You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.”– Katie Couric

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

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