Being a leader requires confidence, empathy, and focus. Quotes about leadership can help you connect with all of those qualities. Leadership quotes can even define your personal leadership style for yourself and others. A meaningful leadership quote clarifies your purpose and direction, whether within a professional organization, a family, or your community.

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Latest Leadership Quotes

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Steve Jobs, Co-founder and CEO of Apple

Dad’s words, ‘Run your own race,’ have been a real touchstone for me. When I’m trying to figure out what to do at a crossroads, I think, ‘Is this my race I’m running, or somebody else’s?’

Marlo Thomas, Actress and author

Leadership is getting someone to do something that they wouldn’t have done until you encouraged them to do it.

Jeff Rebraca, Guideposts reader, Youngstown, Ohio

Getting people to follow orders is not leading! A true leader inspires people to do their best.

David Steward, Founder of World Wide Technology

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Doris Lessing, Author

True greatness is the ability to serve. The capacity to lead not by the exercise of power, but by love.

The Trappists of St. Benedict’s Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado

Look at adversity as an opportunity to discover your strengths because there are opportunities galore out there. Thomas Edison said it well, ‘If you did all the things in life you were truly capable of, you would astound yourself.'

Nadja Piatka, Founder of Nadja Foods

Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.

Henry Ross Perot, Businessman, presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

Antony Jay, British broadcaster and author
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