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The 100 Best Leadership Quotes to unleash the leader within!

Leadership skills for Manager that will help you.

Leadership is the capacity and willto rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. - Bernard Montgomery

What do you dream of? In your wildest imagination, what do you are yourself doing? Now, what is standing you and that dreams? The answer is Leadership. The key to transforming yourself from someone who understands leadership to a person who successfully leads in the real world is character. Your character qualities activate and empower your leadership ability - or stand in the way of your success!

What makes a great leader? What does that kind of leadership look like? Let these words show you what it means to become a leader, and then allow them to empower you to lead well!

1. Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers-Simon Sinek

2. LEADERSHIP is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. -Norman Schwartzkopf

3. As we look ahead into the next century, LEADERS will be those who EMPOWER others. -Bill Gates

4. You don't lead by pointing and telling people someplace to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. -Ken Kesey

5. A Man who wants to LEAD the ORCHESTRA must turn his back on the CROWD. 👮👮👮 -Max Lucado

6. If you think you're leading and turn around to see no one following, then you're just thinking a walk. -Benjamin Hooks

7. Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen. -Alan Keith

8. GOOD LEADERSHIP is not obtained by issuing orders but by conviction and delegation-genuine leaders recognize and achieve agreement to an exciting and challenging vision. -Gerhard zapke-Schauer

9. Good leaders must know how to reward those who succeed and know when to retrain, move, or fire ineffective staff. -Colin Powell

10. LEADERSHIP is defined not by the position you hold but by the people who follow you. -Charlene Li

11. Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. 👮👮👮👮👮 -John C. Maxwell

12. To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going. -Joe Namath

13. Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity. -Reed Markham

14. YOU WILL NEVER REACH YOUR DREAMS WITHOUT HONOURING OTHERS ALONG THE WAY. -John Paul Warren

15. True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them. -J. Oswald Sanders

16. Without the vision of a goal, a man cannot manage his own life, much less the lives of others. -Jack Weatherford

17. If you are not extreme, then people will take shortcuts because they don't fear you. -Marco Pierre White

18. Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion. -Jack Welch

19. If the LEADER is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles. 👮👮👮👮 -Carl Voucclausewitz

20. Thre are two kinds of leaders, COWBOYS and SHEPHERDS. Cowboys drive and shepherds lead. -John Paul Warren

21. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. -Peter P. Drucker

22. The quality of your mind depends on the quality of your thought. -Okie Deborah

23. Leadership is never an avenue to be self-serving but, a platform to render great service to people. -Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

24. SHEEP ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A NEW SHEPHERD WHEN THE TERRAIN GETS ROCKY.  -Karen Marie Moning

25. A true dreamer is one who knows how to navigate in the dark. 👮👮👮👮👮👮👮 -John Paul Warren

26. A boss says "go and make sure you do it"; a leader says "let's go and make it happen". Boss control people; leaders involve them. -Israelmore Ayivor

27. Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves. -L. David Marquet

28. If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything. -Tom Rath

29. A general never show despair. He instils confidence in his troops. He leads them forward, even into the mouth of death. -Rick Riordon

30. If you can't swallow your pride, you can't lead. Even the highest mountain had animals that step on it. -Jack Weatherford

31. If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. -Brad Szollose

32. Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you. -Peter P. Drucker

33. There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust. -Klaus Balkenhol

34. The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow. -Seth Godin

35. Focus on making choices to lead your life that aligns with your core values in the most purposeful way possible. -Roy T. Bennetteates 

36. Remembers that things are not always as they appear to be...Curiosity creates possibilities and opportunities. -Roy T. Bennett

37. Your beliefs affect your choices. Your choices shape your actions. Your actions determine your results. The future you create depends upon the choices you make and the actions you take today. -Roy T. Bennett

38. RANK DOES NOT CONFER PRIVILEGE OR GIVE POWER. IT IMPOSES RESPONSIBILITY.  -Peter Drucker

39. The world's greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts. -Dr. Roopleen

40. The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. -Brandon Sanderson

41. He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. -Aristotle

42. A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them. -Brandon Sanderson

43. ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO INFLUENCE PEOPLE IS TO MAKE THEM FEEL IMPORTANT. -Roy T. Bennett

44. 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 the endless sea. -Antoine de Saint

45. 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

46. You have to be burning with an idea or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out. 👮👮👮👮 -Steve Jobs

47. IT'S HARD TO LEAD A CAVALRY CHARGE IF YOU THINK YOU LOOK FUNNY ON A HORSE. -Adlai E. Stevenson

48. Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don't forget to lift someone else. -Roy T. Bennett

49. Success is not how high you have climber, but how you make a positive difference to the world. -Roy T. Bennett

50. It's only after you've stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. -Roy T. Bennett

51. 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

52. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. -Theodore M. Husburgh

53. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. -Steve Jobs

54. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please every body. -Herbert Swope

55. If you're not sure where you are going, you're liable to end up someplace else. -Robert P. Mager

56. A GREAT PERSON attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. 👮👮👮 -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

57. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. -Winton Churchill

58. Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. -George S. Patton Jr

59. You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. -Sam Rayburn

60. Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. -Bill Bradley

61. A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs. -Robert Townsend

62. GREAT LEADERS are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debates, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. 👮👮👮👮 -Colin Powell

63. Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. -Orris Woodward

64. The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them. -Carlos Ghosn

65. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or get all the credit for doing it. -Andrew Carnegie

66. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton

67. KEEP YOUR FEARS TO YOURSELF, BUT SHARE YOUR COURAGE WITH OTHERS. 👮👮👮👮👮 -Robert Louis Stevenson

68. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Harold R. McAlindon

69. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. -Peter F. Drucker

70. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't neccessarily want to go, but ought to be. -Rosalynn Carter

71. A Leader is one who knows the way, does the way, and shows the way. 👮👮👮👮 -John Maxwell

72. A LEADER IS A PERSON YOU WILL FOLLOW TO A PLACE YOU WOULD NOT GO BY YOURSELF. -Joel Barker

73. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. -Warren G. Bennis

74. THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE IS THE HIGHEST CALLING OF LEADERSHIP.  -Harvey S. Fireston

75. TRUE LEADERSHIP lies in guiding others to success-in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. -Bill Owens

76. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. -Arnold Glasow

77. Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being. -Johann Wdfgang Von Goethe

78. 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 quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. -Doughs McArthur

79. A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. -M.D.Arnold

80. If you want to lead, be the voice people like you need to hear. -Ashley Chymiy

81. A leader's job is not to do the work for others, its, to help others figure out how to do it themselves. -Simon Sinek

82. A Leader must make personal changes before asking others to change. 👮👮👮👮 -John C. Maxwell

83. Leadership is an active, living process. It is rooted in character, forged by experience, and communicated by example. -John Baldoni

84. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. -Charles Darwin

85. The mediocare leader tells. The good leader explains. The superior leader demonstrates. The great leader inspires. -Gary F. Patton

86. People are a direct reflection of their Leader's actions...and in actions.  👮👮👮👮👮 -Poul Grau Jr

87. A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible. -Mark Yarnell

88. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. -Jack Welch

89. 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

90.The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity...out of discord, harmony...and out of difficulty, opportunity. -Albert Einstein

91. The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. -Henry A Kissinger

92. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. -Andrew Carnegie

93. A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves. -Elenor Roosevelt

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

95. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. -Peter Drucker

96. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. -Warren G. Bennis

96. Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say. -Andy Stanley

97. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but for enough ahead to motivate them. -John Maxwell

98. The role of a great leader is not to give greatness to human beings, but to help them extract the greatness they already have inside them. -J.Buchan

99. A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.  -Daisaku Ikeda

100. The best leaders are the ones who show their true colors not during the banner years but during times of struggle. -Shawn Achor



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