25 Quotes On Leadership Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

August 12, 2017

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Running a business requires entrepreneurs to get the best out of themselves in terms of effort, skills and knowledge. Running a successful business requires getting the best out of other people. While many entrepreneurs can produce the efforts required from them, only the true leaders can get people together and direct them towards the common goal and get the best out of them. In this article, we have listed 25 motivational quotes on leadership by the greatest entrepreneurs and minds of the world.

1. “Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” – George S. Patton Jr.

2. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

3. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

5. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

7. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

8. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower

9. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” – Orrin Woodward

10. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” – John Maxwell

11. “You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” – Jeanette Rankin

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

13. “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

14. “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

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

16. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – Steve Jobs

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

18. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks

19. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” – Peter Drucker

20. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

21. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” – Joel Barker

22. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” – J.P. Morgan

23. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” – Peter Drucker

24. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

25. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” – Warren Bennis

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