20 Quotes For Amazing Leaders…And Those Who Want To Be

Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt and Benjamin Franklin are some of our greatest leaders of all time, having come up with some of the most influential quotes of this decade that we still use today. Take a look at some of the best leadership quotes from these influencers.

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“Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.” – ?Woodrow Wilson

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc, McDonalds

“Dream more than others think practical…Expect more than others think possible.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks Coffee

“A leader is a dealer in hope.” -? Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you’re in charge of an organization and you’re in a crisis, the key for a leader is to project calm.” – Former President, George W. Bush

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

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -? Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything has a lifecycle. You have to believe it’s going to change.” – Les Wexner, Limited Brands

“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” – Nelson Mandela

“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” – Tony Blair
“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, Chinese Philosopher

“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitudes and in actions.” – Harold S. Geneen, former CEO of ITT

“Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.” – Stephen R. Covey
“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” – John Steinbeck

“Leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others to higher levels of achievement.” – Buck Rodgers, former MLB coach/manager

“He that cannot obey, cannot command.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President 


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