10 Quotes for Leaders


There’s something to be said about reading the right quote at the right time. It can motivate you for the day, change your foul mood, inspire a new direction and/or get a meeting started with a positive feel. Here are my 10 “go to” quotes on leadership:

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


  1. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”-Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder


  1. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. “The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.”-Bill Taylor


  1. “Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”-Unknown


  1. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”-Theodore M. Hesburgh


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


  1. “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


  1. “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.”-John Maxwell


  1. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”-John Maxwell


What quotes have you read about leadership that inspire you? Leave a comment below and share your favourite leadership quotes!


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