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30+ Amazing Leadership Quotes to Inspire Your Life

A leader is not someone who never listens to others. An important character of a leader is his willingness to continue to learn and develop. That is why, many leaders are trying to find inspiration about leadership quotes to inspire their leadership steps.

In addition, a leader also has the pleasure to share and develop others. He will also be happy to convey wise counsel as leadership quotes for others. So, there will be more people born as new leaders.

Here is a summary of the various amazing leadership quotes that can provide the best inspiration for your life.

1. A leader is a dealer in hope. – leadership quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte 
2. All about Leadership is a matter of influence. – leadership quotes by John C. Maxwell, leadership author
3. The art of leadership is saying no. It's easy to say yes. – leadership quotes by Tony Blair
4. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. – leadership quotes by Warren Bennis, scholar and leadership expert
5. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. – leadership quotes by John C. Maxwell, leadership author

6. Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together. – leadership quotes by Alan Mulally, former CEO of the Ford Motor Company
7. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? – leadership quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
8. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – leadership quotes by Ralph Nader
9. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – leadership quotes by John Quincy Adams
10. I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. – leadership quotes by Elon Musk, founder of PayPal and Tesla, in an interview with Mashable.

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11. Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. – leadership quotes by Sheryl Sanberg, COO of Facebook
12. 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. – leadership quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
13. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – leadership quotes by John F. Kennedy
14. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. – leadership quotes by Jack Welch
15. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together. – leadership quotes by Michelle Obama, attorney and former First Lady of the United States

16. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. – leadership quotes by Sir Winston Churchill
17. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. Creating the culture of burnout is opposite to creating a culture of sustainable creativity, this mentality needs to be introduced as a leadership and performance-enhancing tool. – leadership quotes by Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post
18. People have to trust you. You have to build in trust for people. – leadership quotes by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
19. Management is doing the right thing; leadership is doing the right things. – leadership quotes by Peter F. Drucker
20. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – leadership quotes by Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

21. High sentiment always wins in the end, Leaders who offer blood, hard work, tears and sweat always get more from their followers than those who offer safety and good time. When stuck, humans become heroic. – leadership quotes by George Orwell
22. A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes. – leadership quotes by BrenĂ© Brown, research professor and best-selling author
23. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. – leadership quotes by Margaret Mead
24. Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live. – leadership quotes by Kathleen Schafer, Founder, Leadership Connection
25. I think leadership with muscles at one time is very meaningful, but now that means reaching people. – leadership quotes by Mohands K. Gandhi

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26. Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes. – leadership quotes by Margaret J. Wheatley, author, management consultant, and leadership expert
27. Strategic leaders must not get consumed by the operational and tactical side of their work. They have a duty to find time to shape the future. – leadership quotes by Stephanie S. Mead, Senior Vice President of CMOE
28. Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. – leadership quotes by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
29. A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can succeed. – leadership quotes by Ralph Nader, author and political activist
30. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder rests on the right wall. – leadership quotes by Stephen R. Covey

31. Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished. – leadership quotes by Lisa Cash Hanson, CEO of Snuggwugg and founder of Mompreneur Mogul
32. The quality of a leader can be seen from the standards they set for themselves - R ay Kroc