Leadership skills are something that not all of us naturally possess, there are many great leaders in the world like Dan Ludolph who are gifted with raw leadership skills that they have honed and crafted but the rest of us must work incredibly hard to improve our leadership abilities. Very often we can look to some of the world’s best leaders and be inspired by what they have to say and we have put together a collection of inspirational quotes from some of the best leaders, in a hope to motivate you to improve your leadership skills.
Tim Ferriss – Bestselling Author
“It’s been said that leadership is making important but unpopular decisions. That’s certainly a partial truth, but I think it underscores the importance of focus. To be a good leader, you cannot major in minor things, and you must be less distracted than your competition. To get the few critical things done, you must develop incredible selective ignorance. Otherwise, the trivial will drown you.”
Daymond John, CEO of FUBU
“One of the biggest myths is that good business leaders are great visionaries with dogged determination to stick to their goals no matter what. It’s nonsense. The truth is, leaders need to keep an open mind while being flexible, and adjust if necessary. When in the startup phase of a company, planning is highly overrated and goals are not static. Your commitment should be to invest, develop and maintain great relationships.”
John Quincy Adams, President of the USA
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”
Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa
“A leader…is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”
Nick Woolery, Stance Stocks Director
“It takes real leadership to find the strengths within each person on your team and then be willing to look outside to plug the gaps. It’s best to believe that your team alone does not have all the answers— because if you believe that, it usually means you’re not asking all the right questions.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor and former Governor of California
People always say I’m a self-made man. But there is no such thing. Leaders aren’t self-made; they are driven. I arrived in America with no money or any belongings besides my gym bag, but I can’t say I came with nothing: Others gave me great inspiration and fantastic advice, and I was fueled by my beliefs and an internal drive and passion. That’s why I’m always willing to offer motivation—to friends or strangers on Reddit. I know the power of inspiration, and if someone can stand on my shoulders to achieve greatness, I’m more than willing to help them up.”
Let these words of great leaders inspire you and help you to go on to become a better leader.