Leadership quotes are necessary to continue to inspire and point leaders in the right direction. Leadership is all encompassing. It requires you to be able communicate clearly and inspire your people to action. When I need some motivation and a reminder on what leadership is about and why I do what I do, I go back to these 11 quotes. May they help you to rethink your current leadership position as you continue to grow as a leader.

On Consistency

“If values matter in an organization, you have to be prepared to act consistently.” ~Carly Fiorina


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

On Character

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without strategy.” ~Norman Schwarzkopf

On Actions

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” ~Stephen Covey

Duplicating Yourself

“You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.” ~Leif Heitland

Leaders are Always Learning

“Leadership and learning are indispensable of each other.” ~John F Kennedy

On Taking the Credit

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” ~Ronald Reagan

On Listening

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” ~ Bernard M. Baruch

On Valuing Employees

“The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.”~ Sybil F. Stershic


“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vision and Buy In

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” -~Simon Sinek

Print these quotes out here and put it in your office as a reminder.

What are some of your favorite leadership quotes?


If you are a leader or emerging leader who wants to lead with meaning and purpose, then let’s connect. I would love to help you become a leader worth following.

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Stephanie German is a leadership coach, adjunct professor, and dedicated work-from-home mom. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is the chair of the Red Shoe Society Central Valley (Ronald McDonald House guild). When she’s not coaching clients or writing about leadership, Stephanie is usually headed to the mountains or the beach with her family, drinking savory wine, or working on the latest project with her husband. Stephanie’s greatest desires are to nurture the next generation of leaders while raising her own children to be strong, independent, and brave. She lives in Fresno, California with her husband Blake and her three spunky daughters, Cara, Kinsey, and Peyton. She is the best-selling author of So Your Boss Can’t Lead?

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