20 Leadership Quotes From the World’s Most Influential Leaders
From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.
Being a leader is no easy task — it takes hard work, courage and risk-taking. Being able to find solutions, solve problems and make things better are vital components to effective leadership. Positioning yourself as a role model for people to follow means doing things that will better improve your employees, community or even the world.
Take it from some of the most successful business leaders of today. Steve Jobs not only built the Apple empire, but the products he created ultimately helped improve the world as a whole. It’s similar for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. While he started creating a simple social platform for Harvard students, Zuckerberg ultimately led the company to become a network connecting nearly 2 billion people around the world.
For leadership advice, why not turn to those who have shaped the world we live in today. Check out these 20 quotes about leadership from Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Thomas Jefferson and more.
“My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” — Steve Jobs
“One voice can change a room.” — Barack Obama
“The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… Out of discord, harmony… And out of difficult, opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
“My jobs as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact.” — Larry Page
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” — Coco Chanel
“The ability to learm is the most important quality a leader can have.” — Sheryl Sandberg
“Part of company culture is path-dependent — it’s the lessons you learn along the way.” — Jeff Bezos
“I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job.” — Martha Stewart
“If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.” — Mark Zuckerberg
“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” — Thomas Jefferson
“Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” — Richard Branson
“If I won’t be myself, who will?” — Alfred Hitchcock
“There are no road signs to help navigate. And in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we’re supposed to be on.” — Steve Case
“It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.” — Mark Cuban
“I have no methods. All I do is accept people as they are.” — Joan Rivers
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett
“Your job is to create a world that lasts forever.” — Steven Spielberg
“Leaders come in two flavors, expanders and containers. The best leadership teams have a mix of both.” — Barbara Corcoran
“A strong leader avoids becoming over-confident to the point of impaired judgment.” — Daniel Lubetzky
“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else.” — Tony Robbins
This article was originally written by Rose Leadem and appeared here,