33 Quotes About Being a Leader


Being a successful leader first requires that you learn and communicate as one. These quotes about being a leader will inspire you to improve your skills and experience level.

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”

“A leader is admired, a boss is feared.”

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

“A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.”

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

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

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

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.”

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

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. ”

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.””

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

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”

“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.”

“Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.”

“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

“The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.”

“The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.”

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

“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.”

“The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.”

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

“The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.”

“To lead people, walk behind them.”

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”

Great leadership first starts with self leadership and the ability to learn the necessary strategies to be a successful leader.

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