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17 Quotes Every Leader Must Read

17 Quotes Every Leader Must Read

Leadership isn’t an easy task or role to fill in. As a leader or potential one, you will have to set a good examples for others/followers. This is where your commitment, passion, empathy, honesty and integrity will be tested over and over again.

Having the right mindset, attitude and good-will towards the people you lead are major milestones in the pursuit of successful leadership.

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Here are 17 quotes every leader must read:

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  1. It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. ― Roy T. Bennett
  2. Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. ― Roy T. Bennett
  3. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
  5. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there. ― Roy T. Bennett
  6. Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. ― Margaret Thatcher
  7. 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
  8. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. ― John Maxwell
  9. If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. ― Dr Roopleen
  10. If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ― Dolly Parton
  11. Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. ― Tina Fey
  12. Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own. ― Beth Revis
  13. I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. ― Lao Tzu
  14. Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women. ― Groucho Marx
  15. If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  16. Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ― George S. Patton
  17. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ― Peter Drucker


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