Who doesn’t love a good leadership quote? Good leadership quotes inspire us. They challenge us. Most importantly, they move us to action.
But have you ever considered what makes one leadership quote better than another? It’s focus. Average leadership quotes are me-focused while great leadership quotes are others-focused.
With this in mind, here are 10 great leadership quotes that focus on serving and empowering others.
10 Great Leadership Quotes for Helping Others Grow
“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.” —Jesus of Nazareth
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch
“We need leaders who add value to the people and the organization they lead; who work for the benefit of others and not just for their own personal gain. Leaders who inspire and motivate, not intimidate and manipulate; who live with people to know their problems in order to solve them and who follow a moral compass that points in the right directions regardless of the trends.” —Mary Kay Ash
“I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” —Ralph Nader
“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy
“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” —Harvey Firestone
“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
“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” —Walter Lippman
“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership.” –Dwight Eisenhower
“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
- Which one of the 10 leadership quotes connects with you most? Why?
- What others-focused leadership quotes would you add to the list?