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Leadership Quotes- Leadership is an ability to help people achieve things. It is a quality that is dynamic, exciting, and inspiring. Leadership could relate to community leadership, religious leadership, political leadership, and leadership of campaigning groups. The essential leadership qualities of great leaders are: Vision, Decisiveness, Courage, Passion, Humility, Strategic planning, Focus, Cooperation.

Every leader has his / her own style of leadership and strategy. Leaders set their direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new.  Becoming a leader is not easy as it will take a very long time and requires lot of hard work, patience, and lot of dedication. Six steps to become a better leader are:

  1. Follow leaders who you look up to
  2. Practice the things that make you uncomfortable
  3. Tell yourself every day that you’re a leader and believe it
  4. Learn something new about your expertise, industry or niche every day
  5. Gather resources you use and that you would recommend to others
  6. Build and grow your relationships.

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Here are some of inspirational leadership quotes of all time:

“All Leadership is influence.” 
- John C. Maxwell

“My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”
- General Montgomery

“A leader is one who influences a specific group of people to move in a God-given direction.” 
- J. Robert Clinton

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” 
- Max DePree

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, ‘We did these ourselves.” 
- Lao-Tse

“A true champion will fight through anything.”

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.

“Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers.” 
- Dee Hock

“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

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

“As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.”
– Swami Vivekananda

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born — that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” 
- Warren G Bennis

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” 
- Rosalynn Carter

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.” 
- Theodore Hesburgh

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” 
- Robert Greenleaf

“Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.”
- Rosabeth Moss Kantor

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” 
- Mohands K. Gandhi

“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” 
- Ralph Naber

“How do you know you have won? When the energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group.” 
- Sir John Harvey-Jones

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” 
- Kenneth Blanchard

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” 
- Stephen R. Covey

“Speak Softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” 
- Theodore Roosevelt

“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.” 
- Walter Lippmann

“High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” 
- George Orwell

“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

“The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.”

- Tony Dungy

“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

“If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”

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

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.”

- Mwai Kibaki
“Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It's about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, 'I could have done three things better yesterday.”

- Jeffrey R. Immelt

“Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.”

- Mwai Kibaki
“There is no greater name for a leader than mother or father. There is no leadership more important than parenthood.”

- Sheri L. Dew

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“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”

- John C. Maxwell

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Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.”

- Paul Hawken

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”

- Stephen Covey
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”

- Sam Walton

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

- Bill Gates

“True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.”

- Bill Owens
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”

- Tom Peters

“Leadership is something you earn, something you're chosen for. You can't come in yelling, 'I'm your leader!' If it happens, it's because the other guys respect you.”

- Ben Roethlisberger
“Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.”

- George W. Bush

“In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy.”

- Barack Obama

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