Leadership Quotes and Sayings

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.
Winston Churchill

No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.
– Pope Francis

Those who rule the hearts are the ones who rule the masses, otherwise a cock also has a crown on its head.
Bhagwant Mann

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you call yourself a leader, then you have to be decisive. If you’re decisive, then you have the chance to be a leader. These are two sides to the same coin.
Narendra Modi

Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.
– John Gardner

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein

Read, think, apply, get feedback, repeat. Those who iterate fast today will be leaders tomorrow.
Maxime Lagacé

In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.
– Tina Fey

A leader operating in enemy territory should always project positivity and optimism.
Naval Ravikant

Consistency is a key element, without which a leader is incapable of getting respect, success or even developing confidence in others.
– Daniel Transon

If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to have selfish, ignorant leaders.
George Carlin

Leadership without support is like trying to make bricks without enough straw. True leaders reinforce their ideas and plans with strategic partnerships, alliances and supportive audiences.

A good leader inspires other men and women with confidence. A great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.

Only in challenging times do you discover the difference between leaders and actors.
Shane Parrish

Leader follows his ideology, Leader does not follow his relatives and friends.
Imran Khan

Leader leads people. Leader does not follow public opinion.
Imran Khan

I think a leader has to really be a balanced, whole and healthy person personally in order to be the best leader on the job.
– Mike Duke

It’s very important for leaders in business to work to create human capital, a team that has the same sense of purpose and alignment.
Carlos Slim

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Bill Gates

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
Indira Gandhi

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
Queen Elizabeth II

If you look at anything successful, you will find traces of a good leader in it.
Idowu Koyenikan

For the world to be a better place for all. Country leaders need to focus on building a platform for the poor to escape poverty.
Sipho P Nkosi

As a good player shows his assistance within his team, as a good leader shows his positive attitude within his society.

A leader’s most valuable asset is the strength of his people.

Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the shout of a ruler.

A living dog is better than a dead lion.

A true leader will not give commands, he follows them. He is a servant to others, always the first one to help others.

If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.
– John C. Maxwell

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