40 Popular Leadership Quotes and Sayings

40 Popular Leadership Quotes and Sayings

Leadership is action, not position-Donald H.McGannon

Leadership is action, not position-Donald H.McGannon



First rule of leadership everything is your fault.

First rule of leadership everything is your fault.

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



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

Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.

Leadership is not a position or a title, it is action and example.

Great leaders inspire greatness into others-Anonymous

Great leaders inspire greatness into others-Anonymous



A leader is a dealer in hope.-Napoleon Bonaparte

A leader is a dealer in hope.-Napoleon Bonaparte

Education is the mother of leadership.-Wendell-Willkie

Education is the mother of leadership.-Wendell-Willkie

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



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

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.-Peter F. Drucker

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.-Peter F. Drucker

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

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



Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.-John Maxwell

Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.-John Maxwell

Leadership – The leader always sets the trail for others to follow.

Leadership – The leader always sets the trail for others to follow.

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

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



Great leaders find ways to connect with their people and help them fulfill their potential.-Steven J.Stowell

Great leaders find ways to connect with their people and help them fulfill their potential.-Steven J.Stowell

Great leaders don’t tell you what to do…they show you how its done.

Great leaders don’t tell you what to do…they show you how its done.

Earn your leadership every day-Michael Jordan

Earn your leadership every day-Michael Jordan



Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others-Louis Stevenson

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others-Louis Stevenson

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

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



I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you, I didn’t give up

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you, I didn’t give up

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

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

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.-John F. Kennedy

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.-John F. Kennedy



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

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

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better-Jim Rohn

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better-Jim Rohn

An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.-African Proverb

An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.-African Proverb



Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average-Jim Rohn

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average-Jim Rohn

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

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

A leader leads by example not by force.-Sun Tzu

A leader leads by example not by force.-Sun Tzu

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

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

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

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way-John C. Maxwell

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way-John C. Maxwell

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.-John Maxwell

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.-John Maxwell

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.-Mother Teresa

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.-Mother Teresa

Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses-Mitt Romney

Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses-Mitt Romney

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership-Ralph Marston

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership-Ralph Marston

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.-Thomas Aquinas

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.-Thomas Aquinas

Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.-Charles S. Lauer

Leaders don’t force people to follow, they invite them on a journey.-Charles S. Lauer

Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.-Lisa Haisha

Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.-Lisa Haisha

I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.-John Hume

I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.-John Hume

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation-William Arthur Ward

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation-William Arthur Ward