115 Inspirational Leadership Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Leadership sayings.

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  1. Leadership Sayings
  2. Short Leadership Sayings
  3. Top Ten Leadership Sayings

Leadership Sayings

 

“If you are not lead the dog. The view never changes.” —Unknown

 

“An army of a thousand is easy to find but ah how difficult to find a general.” —Chinese Proverb

 

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” —Alexander the Great

 

“A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair.” —Unknown

 

“Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” —Mitt Romney

 

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” —Margaret Thatcher

 

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” —Unknown

 

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter Drucker

 

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis

 

“We are made strong by the difficulties we face not by those we evade.” —Unknown

 

“A ruler must sometimes humor as well as command.” —Unknown

 

“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair

 

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” —Ray Kroc

 

“A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.” —Unknown

 

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” —Tom Peters

 

“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” —Andre Malraux

 

“Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.” —Unknown

 

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” —J.P. Morgan

 

“A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s problem.” —Unknown

 

“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” —Unknown

 

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” —David Star Jordan

 

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

 

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” —Stephen Covey

 

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” —Unknown

 

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” —Henry J. Kaiser

 

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

 

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley

 

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.” —Unknown

 

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” —Abraham Lincoln

 

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” —Unknown

 

“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” —Reed Markham

 

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” —M.D. Arnold

 

“A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.” —Hans Finzel

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Unknown

 

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” —Ralph Nader

 

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” —Ronald Reagan

 

“Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.” —Simon Sinek

 

“Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating.” —Unknown

 

“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.” —David Joseph Schwartz

 

“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” —Aristotle

 

“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” —Unknown

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Harold McAlindon

 

“One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important.” —Roy T. Bennett

 

“Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.” —Alan Autry

 

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” —Unknown

 

“There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.” —Fuchan Yuan

 

“A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” —Stephen King

 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King

 

“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.” —Unknown

 

“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.” —Unknown

 

“Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” —Harold Geneen

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs

 

“There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.” —G.K. Chesterton

 

“The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without ‘playing up’ to anyone – even to himself.” —Unknown

 

“To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” —James Humes

 

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —Unknown

 

“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” —Arnold Glasow

 

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” —Thomas Jefferson

 

“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” —Unknown

 

“A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.” —Golda Meir

 

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

 

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” —Jaachynma N.E. Agu

 

“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.” —Unknown

 

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

 

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others.  It is the only thing.” —Albert Schweitzer

 

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

 

“A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him.” —Mark Brouwer

 

“Often, the greatest challenge facing an organization is recognizing and acting on opportunity rather than solving a problem.” —Unknown

 

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill

 

“You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.” —Gene Mauch

 

“Great leaders can see the greatness in others when they can’t see it themselves and lead them to their highest potential they don’t even know.” —Unknown

 

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —President Ronald Reagan

 

“In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”—President Harry Truman

 

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” —Ken Kesey

“If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch.”—Jesus Christ

 

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” —George S. Patton

 

“To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

 Short Leadership Sayings

 

“Let them obey that knows not how to rule.” —William shakes

 

“If you can’t serve, you can’t rule.” —Unknown

 

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte

 

“Leadership is an action not passion.” —Unknown

 

“There are no office hours for leaders.” —Cardinal J. Gibbons

 

“A wise leader knows when to fallow.” —Unknown

 

“One man can make a difference.” —Unknown

 

“Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” —Max Depree

 

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” —Henry Ford

 

“Leaders cannot afford hate.” —Unknown

 

“You manage things you lead people.” —Unknown

 

“To lead people, walk behind them.” —Lao Tzu

 

“Leadership is getting someone to do.” —Unknown

 

“Earn your leadership every day.” —Michael Jordan

 

“The master of the people is their servant.” —Unknown

 

“A leader leads by examples not by force.” —Unknown

 

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” —Publilius Syrus

 

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —Unknown

 

“Leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand.” —John C.Maxwell

 

“A leader is the one who never gives up.” —Unknown

 

“The master of the people is their servant.” —Unknown

 

“I praise loudly, I blame softly.” —Catherine the Great

 

“Great leaders inspire greatness in other people.” —Unknown

 

“First rule of leadership, everything is your fault.” —Unknown

 

“Leadership is an action, not a position.” —Donald McGannon

 

“Great minds have purpose other have wishes.” —Unknown

 

“Leadership is the willingness to put oneself at risk.” —John C.Maxwell

 

“Great Leaders make people feel important.” —Unknown

Top Ten Leadership Sayings


Here you will find top ten leadership sayings selected by our team.

  1. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” —Alexander the Great
  2. “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.” —Unknown
  3. “Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.” —Mitt Romney
  4. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Unknown
  5. “To lead people, walk behind them.” —Lao Tzu
  6. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. “A leader leads by examples not by force.” —Unknown
  8. “A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.” —Golda Meir
  9. “Leadership is the willingness to put oneself at risk.” —John C.Maxwell
  10. “There are no office hours for leaders.” —Cardinal J. Gibbons

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