Leadership Quotes

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” (Bill Bradley)

“Your gifts are not about you. Leadership is not about you. Your purpose is not about you. A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.” (Kevin Hall)

“Leadership’s not a title. It’s a behavior. Live it.” (Robin Sharma)

“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 Sharma)

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that the impact lasts in your absence.” (Sheryl Sandberg)

“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” (Brian Tracy)

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but for their ability to inspire and elicit commitment, passion, consistent action, and follow-through from others.” (Ty Howard)

“The best leaders not only inspire us, they develop and empower us to lead with passion from whatever position we currently hold in life.” (Ty Howard)

“Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says, “go!”; a leader says, “let’s go!” (E.M. Kelly)

“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination, on cooperation, not intimidation.” (William Arthur Wood)

“Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others.” (John Maxwell)

“Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.” (John Maxwell)

“Good leadership isn’t about advancing yourself. It’s about advancing your team.” (John Maxwell)

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

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” (John Maxwell)

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” (John Wooden)

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” (Peter Drucker)

“Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things.” (Peter Drucker)

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” (Andrew Carnegie)

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams)
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” (Arnold H. Glasglow)

“A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.” (Mark Yarnell)

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” (Ralph Nader)

“Leadership today is based on relationships built with trust, hope, love and encouragement.” (Billy Cox)

“Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the number to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.” (Simon Sinek)

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

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” (Rosalyn Carter)

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” (Harold S. Geneen)

“Leadership and Learning are Indispensable to each other.” (President John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

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

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” (Vince Lombardi)

“A true leader shows others the way to go forward and enables them to do so by giving them hope regardless of the current situation.” (Lincoln Patz)

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

“Transformational leaders inspire through strong beliefs, not loud words.” (Nick Fewings)

“If there was ever a time in human history that was crying out for courageous leadership, the time is now.” (Bill Hybels)

“A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.” (Theodore Roosevelt)
“Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.”

“Being a leader doesn’t require a title; having a title doesn’t make you one.”

“No person can be a great leader, unless he takes genuine joy in the success of those under him.”

“Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren’t.”

“Titles mean nothing. The one with the servant’s heart is the leader.”

“If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.”

“Leadership is about being of service to others, not being served by others. Be a mentor, not a boss.”