I searched all over the internet for the best quotes I could find on leadership. Some quotes were ok. Some were alright. The quotes below are the best:

1. “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role. It’s always about the goal.”

2. “If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.”

3. “Great leaders will sacrifice the numbers to save the people, poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.”

4. “You will never inspire your team by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.”

5. “Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.”

6. “Be the type of leader you would follow.”

7. “Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.”

8. “There are only two options in leadership: make progress or make excuses.”

9. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t want to go but ought to be.”

10. “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care about who get’s the credit.”

11. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”

12. “When I talk to managers, I get the feeling that they are important. When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling that I am important.”

13. “If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders.”

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

15. “Leadership is an action, not a position.”

16. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”

17. “The quality of a leader is reflected by the standards they set for themselves.”

18. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

19. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”

20. “Leadership is the ability to translate vision into reality.”

21. “Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”

22. “The X-factor of great leadership is not personality, it’s humility.”

23. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”

24. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

25. “A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.”

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

27. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”

28. “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”

29. “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.”

30. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”

31. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

32. “Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.”

33. “Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others.”

34. “Great leaders don’t blame the tools they are given. They work to sharpen them.”

35. “It’s not about you. It’s about them.”

36. “successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.”

37. “Lead by inspiration, not intimidation.”

38. “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”

39. “To lead people, walk behind them.”

40. “A leader is a dealer in hope.”

Which quote was your favorite?

Do you know of any other great leadership quotes that I should include in this list?

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