Leadership Quotes For Every Aspiring Leader


Leading a team or managing business is not an easy task, in fact it can sometimes be very challenging and exhausting. So, why not motivate and energize yourself with some of these great leadership quotes by great leaders.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or team leader, here are some of my favorite leadership quotes. Share them and more important use them to help you become even a better leader than you already are.

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Great Leadership Quotes

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

  2. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Ken Blanchard

  3. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” ― Dolly Parton

  4. “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

  5. “Leadership is the ability to establish standards and manage a creative climate where people are self-motivated toward the mastery of long term constructive goals, in a participatory environment of mutual respect, compatible with personal values.” – Mike Vance

  6. “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

  7. “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

  8. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John C. Maxwell

  9. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon

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10 . “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.” —Peter Drucker

11 . “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

12 . “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

13 . “The best leaders don’t create followers, they create leaders” – Tom Peters

14 . “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

15 . “A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis

16 . “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” —Harry S. Truman

17 . “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. “—Douglas MacArthur

18 . “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” – John Maxwell

19 . “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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


A Bonus Quote

“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


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