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Last updated May 15, 2020

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch

“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

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humour, but without folly.” Jim Rohn

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” M. D. Arnold

“The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” Henry Kissinger

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When people talk, listen completely.” Ernest Hemingway

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” Ray Kroc

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus

“You manage things; you lead people.” Grace Murray Hopper

“Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy

“The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon

“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”
Michelle Obama

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.”
Robin S. Sharma

“Often poor leadership is masked by those with the loudest voices and strongest opinions.”
Nick Fewings

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” Whoopi Goldberg

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” Robert K. Greenleaf

“As we look ahead into the 21st century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates