35 Inspirational Leadership Quotes

35 Inspirational Leadership Quotes

Be the leader of your life, be an encourager, a motivator, and a visionary. Take charge of your life and inspire others to take charge of theirs. Leaders don’t follow the crowd, they set their own path and they dictate how they want to live their life. May these quotes inspire the leader within you, so that you may live the life you have imagined.

1. “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, always about the goal.” Anonymous

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

3. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Anonymous

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

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

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

7. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” Jim Rohn

8. “Do what is right, not what is easy.” Anonymous

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

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

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

12. “As a leader your every action has a consequence, make sure it is one you intend.” Kathrine Bryant

13. “Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” Andy Stanley

14. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

15. “A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.” Mark Yarnell

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

17. “A true leader is one who is humble enough to admit their mistakes.” Anonymous

18. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say; we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu

19. “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John Maxwell

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

21. “Leadership is about being of service to others, not being served by others. Be a mentor, not a boss.” Anonymous

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

23. “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.” Rosalyn Carter

24. “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

25. “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” Jim Rohn

26. “Be the kind of leader that you would follow.” Anonymous

27. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” Fred Wilson

28. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal.” Vince Lombardi

29. “I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.” John Hume

30. “Great leaders inspire greatness in others.” Anonymous

31. “The x-factor of great leadership is not personality, it’s humility.” Jim Collins

32. “Leaders never stop learning.” Christine Caine

33.  “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” Harvey S. Firestone

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

35. “The role of a great leader is not to give greatness to human beings, but to help them extract the greatness they already have inside them.” J. Buchan