Aug 082018

10 Most Inspirational And Motivational Quotes By Influential Leaders

10 Most Inspirational And Motivational Quotes By Influential Leaders

Being a leader is more than just the role you’re in or title you hold. Leadership is really about influence and being a force for positive change. To give you a little extra inspiration on your leadership journey, here are ten quotes from people I consider to be among the most influential leaders of all time. Not all of them held traditional leadership roles, but they all helped change the world in immeasurable ways.

1.“Focus your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little life of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.” – Barack Obama

2.“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

3.”A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” –Douglas MacArthur

4.”As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

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

6.“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

7.“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” – Brian Tracy

8.”My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact.” — Larry Page

9.“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

10.“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