20 Leaders Quotes That’ll Help You Grow

Being a great leader isn’t just about having the right skills and values. For you to be effective in your role, you need to possess that unique ability to initiate positive changes in people. You need to be empowering, uplifting, and motivating as well.

As a way to help you be the best leader you can be, we’ve collected the best leaders quotes that will surely inspire you to take the lead well. Check them out below!

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

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. – Jack Welch

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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

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs

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All leaders lead by example…whether they intend to or not.

The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… Out of discord, harmony… And out of difficult, opportunity. – Albert Einstein

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All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. – John Kenneth Galbraith

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. – Brian Tracy

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People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. – John C. Maxwell

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

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

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

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The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. – Sir Winston Churchill

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Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. – Vince Lombardi

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A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. – John J. Pershing

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

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

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind. – Nelson Mandela

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