It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well. -J.K. Rowling
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. -Eleanor Roosevelt
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -William Arthur Ward
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” – a leader says “Let’s go!” -E.M. Kelly
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says “I was beaten,” he does not say “My men were beaten.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.
Leadership is action, not position. -Donald H. McGannon
To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves!
Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can’t be a good leader because leadership is built on inspiring others to face challenges. -Israelmore Ayivor
More Inspiring Leadership Quotes
You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. -Gene Mauch
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. -Albert Schweitzer
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. -Robert Jarvik
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. -Thomas J. Watson
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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