35 Leadership Quotes That will Inspire and Motivate Your Heart

Leadership is defined as the act of leading or influencing a group of people, organisation, team or individuals. Leadership quotes and saying can motivate you to step up and be the leader the world is waiting for.

Are you a Leader? I would say yes, why? you have influenced or led others in a particular action or activity. Do you believe you are a leader? Most people would say no, yet they have children, siblings, friends or family that they lead or influence. We all are born with leadership qualitites within us but its those who trully embrace this skill and develop it that stand out from the rest.

In this article I am going to mention 35 Leadership quotes and wayings that will motivate you to bring out you inner leader and show the world what you can do when you believe in yourself.

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

2) “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn, entrepreneur and motivational speaker

3) “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sanberg, COO of Facebook

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

5) 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. – Ronald Reagan

6) “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.”  – Lisa Cash Hanson, CEO of Snuggwugg.

7) “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” – Robin S. Sharma, Canadian writer and motivational speaker

8) Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – Warren Bennis

9) “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” –  Chris Hadfield,  astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station

10) A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John Maxwell

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      11) “Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” – Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan politician

      12)“A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.” – Brené Brown, research professor and best-selling author

      13) The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. – Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

      14) The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. – John Buchan

      15) The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. – Kenneth Blanchard

      16) 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

      17) The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.  – Tony Blair

      18) “Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State

      19) Leadership is simple: Add value to people everyday. – Mike Krzyzewski

      20) “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.”
      — Jim Rohn

      21) “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” — Himanshu Bhatia, founder, Rose International.

      22) The key to being a good leader is to focus on the mission and know how to implement a plan without getting lost in the swamp!   –   Donald J. Palmisano

      23) “A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can succeed.” — Ralph Nader, author and political activist

      24) A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur

      25) “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” — General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State

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      26) Leadership starts with respecting others and paying attention to the needs of those around you. Respecting those who you lead, may lead, follow or just touch with your mind and eyes. You don't lead because you want to lead; you lead because they want to follow.   - Norman McSwain

      27) Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts —Erskine Bowles

      28) Leadership is an art that includes possessing a vision based on unwavering principles, and an ability to inspire and encourage others to be leaders   - W Jeff Terry

      29) Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better —Bill Bradley

      30) “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”– General Dwight D. Eisenhower

      31) True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well — Bill Owens

      32) 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

      33) There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage — Fuchan Yuan

      34) Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations — Peter Drucker

      35) Leadership is about alerting people of their true potential and showing them how to cultivate it so that they can lead themselves - Joshua Jehudah

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      Joshua Jehudah is a Mindset Coach and The CEO of Ariyel Academy. Entrepreneurs Hire him to help them Think Positive, Be Emotionaly Intelligent and Take Smart Action. Joshua Jehudah also runs Emerald Book Club which is focused on Inspiring and Developing Readers, Writers and Authors.

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