I’m a big fan of inspirational quotes.  The good ones make me think.   Here are some of my favorite quotes on leadership.

Shift the emphasis from saying the right things to asking the right questions.  Linda Edgecombe

Not every reader is a leader, but every leader must be a reader.  Harry Truman

If you don’t believe in yourself, you make it challenging for others to believe in you.  Doug Smart

Be the change you want to see in the world.  Ghandi

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

What about you?  Got a favorite quote on leadership?  Click on the comment link and share!

  1. “Don’t expect anything original from an echo.” – unknown
    “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the world to do.” – Galileo

  2. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers. – Gen. Colin Powell

    The who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss. – Diane Ravitch

    Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. – H. Ross Perot

    Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. Margaret Thatcher.

    It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffet

    When things go wrong in your command, start searching for the reason in increasingly large circles around your own two feet. – Gen. Bruce Clarke

  3. Nice quotes!

    Here are a few other good ones:

    “Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.”
    (Lao Tzu)

    “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
    (George Patton)

    “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.”
    (Adlai Stevenson)

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