Top 15 Inspiring Leadership Quotes

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

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - a true leader is

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” – a leader says “Let’s go!” -E.M. Kelly

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - assumes responsibility

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

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - leads by example

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - leadership is action

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!
-Lao Tzu

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

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - leading everyone

You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. -Gene Mauch

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - lead by example

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. -Albert Schweitzer

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - leaders are visionaries

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. -Robert Jarvik

Inspiring Leadership Quotes - ability to lead others

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

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