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Quotes on Leadership - 26 Inspiring Quotes about Leadership



Quotes on leadership can be wonderfully insightful and instructive. Are you ready for a lesson in leadership?

  1. It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.

    Elbert Hubbard



  2. To lead people, walk beside them... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate. When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves'.

    Lao Tzu



  3. A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

    Anonymous



  4. If your actions inspire others to do more, to learn more, to dream more or to become more, you are a leader.

    John Quincy Adams



  5. Leaders know one thing... if they have no one following... it's gonna be a long walk.

    Doug Firebaugh



  6. Leadership comes from the top down as it has traditionally, but in today's world it also has to come from the bottom up.

    Patricia Fripp



  7. A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.

    Source Unknown



  8. A leader is a dealer in hope.

    Napoleon Bonaparte



  9. Leadership is not a right - it's a responsibility.

    John Maxwell



  10. Donít walk behind me; I may not lead. Donít walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

    Albert Camus



  11. The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson



  12. The glue that holds all relationships together --- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based in integrity.

    Anthony Robbins



  13. The unique ability to take decisive action while maintainign focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.

    Robert T Kiyosaki



  14. To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

    Anthony Pagano



Personal Leadership Development Quotes

These few quotes on leadership development in a personal vein are particularly appealing to me. Add your favorite leadership quotes below.

  1. Leadership is not a right of passage, or at least it shouldn't be. Leadership is a state of mind. A philosophy. An attitude. Understanding this, you an recognize and develop the key traits that will enhance and improve your personal capacity for leadership.

    Andrew Wood



  2. Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.

    J. Philip Everson



  3. The taller one walks, the bigger a target they become.

    Rick Beneteau



  4. Leaders set high standards. Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.

    Brian Tracy



  5. Refuse to make excuses or blame others. The leader always says, If it's to be, it's up to me.

    Brian Tracy



  6. Leadership can be found in the most unusual and unexpected places... like in your daily routine when you live your life... amazing.

    Doug Firebaugh



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Quotes About Leadership at Work

Leadership quotes for the work environment are plentiful. Here is just a small selection... please add your favorite quotes on leadership below.

  1. It is up to the leader to create a healthy environment where people are not afraid to fail. Mistakes should be seen as an integral part of the organizational process. They are a normal part of striving for excellence.

    Andrew Harvey



  2. It doesn't take much talent to issue orders. It does take continued discipline to study the variety of people you are leading in order to understand what it takes to motivate them - and to inspire them to do their very best to make the company and themselves a success.

    Fred Bucy



  3. The heart of a leader is the heartbeat of a group... is your group on success life support?

    Doug Firebaugh



  4. The more excited and committed you are to your work, the more excited and committed will be the people around you. The leader always sets the tone for the department or organization.

    Brian Tracy



  5. Honesty in the workplace can't be regulated. It has to be encouraged by leaders who themselves are honest and willing to admit their failures.

    Carol Hymowitz



  6. Leaders must understand that some people will inevitably sell out to the evil side. Don't waste your time wondering why; spend your time discovering who.

    Jim Rohn







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