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Leadership quotes: 25 Amazing Leadership Quotes!

Leadership quotes: leadership doesn’t have a ‘one size fits all’ definition. But I’m pretty sure you agree it’s an important success component for any organization – large or small.

Leadership quotes help us to discover the most important leadership components.

Leadership quotes inspire us.

Leadership quotes challenge us to reflect upon our own abilities to be a great leader.

Over the years I collected over 250 great leadership quotes.

In this mini guide you will find my 25 favorite ones in 3 different formats:

  1. Great Leadership Quotes video (thanks Axelle!)
  2. Great Leadership Quotes infographic
  3. Great Leadership Quotes list & images

Bonus

Download a free checklist : download 100 inspirational quotes about leadership, success, goals and change in an easy-to-use banner format.

25 Leadership Quotes [Video]

This amazing video was made by visual artist Axelle from Axellerator.

25 Inspirational Leadership Quotes [Infographic]

Here’s an infographic with 25 great leadership quotes.

Leadership Quotes image of the best leadership quotes by Jeroen De Flander

25 Great Inspiring Leadership Quotes [The List]

1. “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton

Leadership Quotes - Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way - General George Patton

2. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch

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

3. “Leadership is action, not position.” ―Donald H. McGannon

Leadership Quotes - Leadership is action, not position - Donald H. McGannon

4. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ―John C. Maxwell

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

5. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” —Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership Quotes - The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it - Theodore Roosevelt

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6. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” —John Zenger

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

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8. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” —Abraham Lincoln

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9. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” —John Maxwell

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

Leadership Quotes - You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership - Dwight Eisenhower

11. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

Leadership Quotes - To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Leadership Quotes - The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things - Ronald Reagan

13. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” ―John C. Maxwell

Leadership Quotes - Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them - John Maxwell

14. “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, former first lady of the United States

Leadership Quotes - 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, former first lady of the United States

15. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ―Max Lucado

Leadership Quotes - A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd - Max Lucado

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

Leadership Quotes - To lead people, walk behind them - Lao Tzu

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

Leadership Quotes - Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail - Harold McAlindon

18. “A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.” ―John C. Maxwell

Leadership Quotes - A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him - John C. Maxwell

19. “Nobody rises to low expectations.” ―Calvin Lloyd

Leadership Quotes - Nobody rises to low expectations- Calvin Lloyd

20. “It is better to have one person working with you, than three working for you.” ―Unknown

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21. “Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit.” ―Robert F. Tucker

Leadership Quotes- Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit - Robert F. Tucker

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

Leadership Quotes - A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way - John Maxwell

23. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” ―Stephen R. Covey

Leadership Quotes - Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall - Stephen R. Covey

24. “First rule of leadership: everything is your fault.” A Bug’s Life

Leadership Quotes - First rule of leadership: everything is your fault - A Bug’s Life, the movie

25. “There’s plenty of room at the top, but there’s no room to sit down” ―Helen Downey

Leadership Quotes - There's plenty of room at the top, but there's no room to sit down - Helen Downey

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Here’s a PPT document with my 100 favorite quotes in an easy-to-use banner format.

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