Being the leader of the pack means that you have followers–even on days when you’re not sure whether you are worthy to be followed. As you probably already know, the most effective leaders are those who are confident in their ability to lead, so make sure you keep your head on straight and your ducks in a row by remembering some words of advice about leadership.

Here are 61 leadership quotes to live by:

  1. Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you. —Mark Cuban, AXS TV chairman and entrepreneur
  2. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
  3. To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. — George Knelle
  4. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
  5. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  6. The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerberg
  7. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf
  8. Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason. – Albert Schweitzer
  9. The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. — Tony Blair
  10. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. — Brian Tracy
  11. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. — Peter Drucker
  12. Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. — Oprah Winfrey
  13. Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell. —Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founder and CEO
  14. When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe. — Tom Preston-Werner
  15. Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. — Howard Schultz
  16. The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. — Debbi Fields
  17. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost. – Unknown
  18. The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley
  19. Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. — Jack Dorsey
  20. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. — Napoleon Hill
  21. No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. – Reid Hoffman
  22. The difference between a boss and a leader: A boss says go!-A leader says Let’s Go! –E.M. Kelly
  23. Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. — Donald Trump
  24. Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea. – Jack Dorsey
  25. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ — Muhammad Ali
  26. If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. — Zig Ziglar
  27. If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late. – James Goldsmith
  28. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  29. I daydreamed for motivation. I didn’t lie to myself and talk about my passions and how if I was passionate enough about something I could be successful at it. — Mark Cuban
  30. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  31. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas Edison
  32. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown
  33. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon
  34. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.-Michael Jordan
  35. If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough. — Unknown
  36. How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top. — Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia)
  37. I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I’m saying? Move past the fear. — LL Cool J
  38. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. –— Robert Orben
  39. Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. — George Bernard Shaw
  40. Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. —Abraham Lincoln
  41. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss
  42. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. — Les Brown
  43. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius
  44. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reach, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps. — Confucius
  45. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. — Theodore Roosevelt
  46. I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. —Albert Einstein
  47. Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. — James R. Cook
  48. Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. — Author Unknown
  49. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. — Robert Louis Stevnson
  50. Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in awhile, you don’t do things right once in awhile, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi
  51. Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive — Howard Thurman
  52. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
  53. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  54. Never tell someone how to do something. Just tell them what needs to be done and they will amaze you with their ingenuity. – General George S. Patton
  55. Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  56. Earn your leadership every day. – Michael Jordan
  57. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. — Iyanla Vanzant
  58. Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. — Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator
  59. You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.” — Anita Roddick, businesswoman
  60. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” — Marissa Mayer, Yahoo
  61. Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” — Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney

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