39 Best Inspirational Leader Quotes

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1. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” ― Henry Kissinger

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

3. “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 de Pree

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

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5. “Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.” ― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

6. “Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.” ― Ferdinand Marcos

7. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ― Steve Jobs

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

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

10. “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

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

12. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.” ― Nelson Mandela

14. “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

15. “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

16. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” ― Simon Sinek

17. “I am a leader in my own world. That’s enough for me.” ― Kate del Castillo

18. “I’m not a follower. I’m a leader. And anyone who speaks their mind is always criticised.” ― Tyler, The Creator

19. “Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” ― Indra Nooyi

20. “The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.” ― Carly Fiorina

21. “The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.” ― Henry Miller

22. “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” ― Mary Kay Ash

23. “The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.” ― Jocko Willink

24. “The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.” ― Brian Tracy

25. “There are two different types of leader. A person can either be like a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer will tell you what the temperature is. A thermostat will not only tell you what the temperature is, but it’ll move you to the temperature you need to get to.” ― Kevin McCarthy

26. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ― Margaret Fuller

27. “A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.” ― Harry S Truman

28. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself.” ― Joel A. Barker

29. “A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.” ― Sam Houston

30. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” ― Joe DiMaggio

31. “Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.” ― Richard Branson

32. “I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.” ― John Hume

33. “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” ― Ben Roethlisberger

34. “Let me tell you what I literally told every world leader I’ve met with, and I’ve met them all: It’s never, never, never been a good bet to bet against America. We have the finest fighting force in the world.” ― Joe Biden

35. “No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.” ― Rodrigo Duterte

36. “Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.” ― Tacitus

37. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” ― Walter Lippmann

38. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” ― Warren Bennis

39. “To be a good leader, you have to be a good communicator. As a leader, you have to communicate your intent every chance you get, and if you fail to do that, you will pay the consequences.” ― William H. McRaven