Leaders Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old leaders quotes, leaders sayings, and leaders proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. Vince Lombardi
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. John C. Maxwell
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. Colin Powell
Great leaders have a heart for people. They take time for people. They view people as the bottom line, not as a tool to get to the bottom line. Pat Williams
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there. John P. Kotter
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel. Che Guevara
Great leaders communicate a vision that captures the imagination and fires the hearts and minds of those around them. Joseph B. Wirthlin
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. Tom Peters
Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness. Simon Sinek
Good leaders need a positive agenda, not just an agenda of dealing with crisis. Michael Porter
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. Warren Bennis
Leaders understand that the real fight is the fight against time. There's so much to achieve in such less time. Robin S. Sharma
When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed. Margaret J. Wheatley
Leaders lead but in the end it's the people who deliver. Tony Blair
Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships. Tom Peters
Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically. Philip Crosby
Good leaders must communicate vision clearly, creatively, and continually. However, the vision doesn't come alive until the leader models it. John C. Maxwell
Average leaders inspire people to punch a time clock. Great leaders inspire industry and passion. Joseph B. Wirthlin
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. Robert Jarvik
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects. Charles De Gaulle
Leaders know the importance of having someone in their lives who will unfailingly and fearlessly tell them the truth. Warren G. Bennis
Good leaders must first become good servants. Robert Greenleaf
The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols. Tom Peters
Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by which they are willing to be judged. Frederick W. Smith
Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit. H. G. Wells
Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders. P. J. O'Rourke
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions. Henry Kissinger
Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they've never seen before, something that does not yet exist. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Leaders lead. They don't divide; they don't create a climate that is poisonous. Jeb Bush

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