10 Powerful Quotes on Leadership

What makes a great leader? What does that kind of leadership look like?

Let these words show you what it means to become a leader, and then allow them to empower you to lead well.

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

2. “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

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

4. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

5. “There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.” – Orison Swett Marden

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

7. “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

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

9. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” – Warren Bennis

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


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  1. Avatar Shayari on July 11, 2019 at 11:29 am

    These quotes are really great. These have given me considerable inspiration. I have been coming to this website for a long time and here I have got to learn a lot.

    Thanks for this post.

  2. Avatar Nyaronje on July 14, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Very strong words that builds up character of a leader

  3. Avatar Nanda on September 9, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Peter Drucker nail it!

  4. Avatar Jolly Obayuwana on October 8, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Leaders are exceptnal and unique, they are often confronted with alot of challenges, but they are always strong to overcome them

  5. Avatar Hayford on November 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Quotes are really encouraging but please do add references at the end us that want to use quotes for academic works. Thank you

  6. Avatar poopsock on November 26, 2019 at 9:38 am


    • Avatar ibrahim on September 8, 2020 at 4:26 am

      i also im pressurized with them

  7. Avatar otitoju Wale on September 9, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Amazing quotes

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