35 Best Leadership Quotes To Become A True Leader

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Get here the list of some best inspirational quotes about leadership that will motivate you to become a true leader.

Best Quotes About Leadership

1. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

3. “Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.” ― Roy T. Bennett

4. “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

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5. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ― John Maxwell

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

7. “Great leaders can see the greatness in others when they can’t see it themselves and lead them to their highest potential they don’t even know.” ― Roy T. Bennett

8. “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” ― Nelson Mandela

9. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ― Harry S. Truman

10. “Good leaders have a vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have a vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.” ― Roy T. Bennett

11. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” ― Aristotle

12. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

13. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because he wants to do it.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

14. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

15. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” ― John C. Maxwell

16. “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

17. “Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.” ― Patrick Ness

18. “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” ― Ken Blanchard

Famous Leadership Quotes

19. “Leaders are limited by their vision rather than by their abilities.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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

21. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.

22. People will follow.” ― Seth Godin

23. “Leaders live by choice, not by accident.” ― Mark Gorman

24. “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.” ― Rosalynn Carter

25. “The first key to leadership is self-control.” ― Jack Weatherford

26. “Leadership, on the other hand, is about creating the change you believe in.” ― Seth Godin

27. “Leaders always choose the harder right rather than the easier wrong.” ― Orrin Woodward

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

29. “The power to lead is the power to mislead, and the power to mislead is the power to destroy.” ― Thomas S. Monson

30. “Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.” ― John C. Maxwell

31. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” ― Tony Blair

32. “A leader should demonstrate his thoughts and opinions through his actions, not through his words.” ― Jack Weatherford

33. “Business leaders make one of two mistakes: overestimating or underestimating their capabilities.” ― Curtis L. Jenkins

34. “Great leaders have three things; inner light, inner vision, and inner strength.” ― Amit Ray

35. “True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” ― Sheri L. Dew