My top ten quotes on leadership


Words matter. They can pierce our soul and lift us to new heights. The words we hear have an impact on the direction we go. Similarly, the words we say can have a profound influence on others. 

Here are 10 quotes on leadership to motivate and encourage you to be the best leader you can be: 

10. “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

9. “When people talk, listen completely.” - Ernest Hemingway

8. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

6. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” - Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

3. “Practice kindness. Sincere kindness is ‘invincible’ and more powerful than any negative transgression.” - Marcus Aurelius

2. “We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves.” - Christina Figueres

1. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” - Abraham Lincoln