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Great Leadership Quotes that Will Inspire You

If you ever find that you’re in a bit of a slump as a leader, it’s important to look to other leaders for encouragement. Here are a few quotes that may be helpful to get you inspired and motivated:

Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18

You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker

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

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

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. —Andrew Carnegie

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado

Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. —Eleanor Roosevelt

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