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100 Leadership Quotes for Entrepreneurs

80 Leadership Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Any business or group that wants to be successful needs to have good guidance from leadership and management. The best leadership skills and traits to lead a group of people to their goals, and businesses are no different.

 

You need to know how to be a relational leader to foster team and collaboration.

 

Reading quotes from great leaders can help you learn more about being a leader and improve your own skills. Entrepreneurs can use these wise words to help them on their way to success by giving them advice, motivation, and inspiration.

 

We have put together a list of 100 leadership quotes that will motivate and drive business owners to be better leaders.

 

Leadership Quotes for Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur, whether you are just starting out or have been doing this for a long time, these words will help you learn and grow as a leader.

 

1. “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

 

"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

 

2. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” – Douglas MacArthur

 

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others." - Douglas MacArthur



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3. “The greatest leader is not the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that inspires others to do great things.” – Lao Tzu

 

"The greatest leader is not the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that inspires others to do great things." - Lao Tzu

4. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell.

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

 

5. “Great leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders”.

80 Leadership Quotes for Entrepreneurs

 

6. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

 

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." - Ralph Nader

7. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” – Bill Bradley

 

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better." - Bill Bradley

8. “A leader is someone who takes responsibility for their actions and inspires others to do the same.” – Unknown

 

"A leader is someone who takes responsibility for their actions and inspires others to do the same." - Unknown

9. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” – John Buchan

 



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"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already." - John Buchan

10. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold H. Glasow

 

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit." - Arnold H. Glasow

11. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves.” – Simon Sinek

 

"A leader's job is not to do the work for others, it's to help others figure out how to do it themselves." - Simon Sinek

12. “Great leaders are willing to sacrifice their own interests for the good of the group.” – Unknown

 

"Great leaders are willing to sacrifice their own interests for the good of the group." - Unknown

13. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” – Douglas MacArthur

 

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others." - Douglas MacArthur

14. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

15. “Leadership is not about popularity or power, it’s about making a positive difference in people’s lives.” – Unknown

 

"Leadership is not about popularity or power, it's about making a positive difference in people's lives." - Unknown

 

16. “The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are.” – Jack Welch

"The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are." - Jack Welch

 

17. “A true leader is not one who leads others, but one who helps others to lead themselves.” – Unknown

"A true leader is not one who leads others, but one who helps others to lead themselves." - Unknown

 

18. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren Bennis

 

19. “A leader’s greatest achievement is not just reaching their own goals, but helping others reach theirs.” – Unknown

"A leader's greatest achievement is not just reaching their own goals, but helping others reach theirs." - Unknown

 

20. “A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

 

"A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

21. “The greatest leaders are not always the ones who win, but those who inspire others to win with them.” – Unknown

"The greatest leaders are not always the ones who win, but those who inspire others to win with them." - Unknown

 

22. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." - Sheryl Sandberg

 

23. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

24. “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden

 

"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example." - John Wooden

 

25. “To be a great leader, you must first be a great follower.” – Unknown

 

"To be a great leader, you must first be a great follower." - Unknown

26. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” – Douglas MacArthur

 

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others." - Douglas MacArthur

 

27. “The best leaders inspire others to believe in themselves.”

 

28. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." - Ralph Nader

 

29. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

 

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

30. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” – Bill Bradley

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better." - Bill Bradley

 

31. “Great leaders are willing to sacrifice their own interests for the good of the group.” – Unknown

 

"Great leaders are willing to sacrifice their own interests for the good of the group." - Unknown

 

32. “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

"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

 

33. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” – Douglas MacArthur

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others." - Douglas MacArthur

 

34. “A leader is someone who takes responsibility for their actions and inspires others to do the same.” – Unknown

"A leader is someone who takes responsibility for their actions and inspires others to do the same." - Unknown

 

35. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” – John Buchan

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already." - John Buchan

 

36. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” -Arnold H. Glasow

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit." -Arnold H. Glasow

 

37. “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Hume

 

80 Leadership Quotes for Entrepreneurs

 

38. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." - Ralph Nader

 

39. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

40. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” – Bill Bradley

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better." - Bill Bradley

 

41. “The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are.” – Jack Welch

"The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are." - Jack Welch

 

42. “A true leader is not one who leads others, but one who helps others to lead themselves.” – Unknown

"A true leader is not one who leads others, but one who helps others to lead themselves." - Unknown

 

43. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren Bennis

 

44. “A leader’s greatest achievement is not just reaching their own goals, but helping others reach theirs.” – Unknown

"A leader's greatest achievement is not just reaching their own goals, but helping others reach theirs." - Unknown

 

45. “A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

"A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

46. “The greatest leaders are not always the ones who win, but those who inspire others to win with them.” – Unknown

"The greatest leaders are not always the ones who win, but those who inspire others to win with them." - Unknown

 

47. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." - Sheryl Sandberg

 

48. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

 

49. “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” – John Wooden

"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example." - John Wooden

 

50. “To be a great leader, you must first be a great follower.” – Unknown

"To be a great leader, you must first be a great follower." - Unknown

 

51. “A true leader is not afraid to admit when they are wrong and works towards finding a solution.” – Unknown

"A true leader is not afraid to admit when they are wrong and works towards finding a solution." - Unknown

 

52. “Leadership is about continuously learning, growing, and adapting.” – Unknown

"Leadership is about continuously learning, growing, and adapting." - Unknown

 

53. “A leader’s strength lies in their ability to empower others.” – Unknown

"A leader's strength lies in their ability to empower others." - Unknown

 

54. “The best leaders lead with empathy and compassion.” – Unknown

"The best leaders lead with empathy and compassion." - Unknown

 

55. “Leadership is not about controlling others, but guiding and supporting them.” – Unknown

"Leadership is not about controlling others, but guiding and supporting them." - Unknown

56. “A leader’s success is measured by the success of their team.” – Unknown

"A leader's success is measured by the success of their team." - Unknown

 

57. “Great leaders are not afraid to take risks and make tough decisions.” – Unknown

"Great leaders are not afraid to take risks and make tough decisions." - Unknown

 

58. “Leadership is about being open-minded and willing to listen to different perspectives.” – Unknown

"Leadership is about being open-minded and willing to listen to different perspectives." - Unknown

 

59. “A leader must have a clear vision and communicate it effectively to their team.” – Unknown

"A leader must have a clear vision and communicate it effectively to their team." - Unknown

 

60. “Leadership is not about being the boss, but being a servant to those you lead.” – Unknown

"Leadership is not about being the boss, but being a servant to those you lead." - Unknown

 

70. “Great leaders are willing to admit their mistakes and take responsibility for them.” – Unknown

"Great leaders are willing to admit their mistakes and take responsibility for them." - Unknown

 

71. “Effective leadership requires a balance of assertiveness and empathy.” – Unknown

"Effective leadership requires a balance of assertiveness and empathy." - Unknown"Effective leadership requires a balance of assertiveness and empathy." - Unknown

 

72. “A true leader shows integrity and leads by example.” – Unknown

"A true leader shows integrity and leads by example." - Unknown

 

73. “Leadership is about building and maintaining trust within a team.” – Unknown

"Leadership is about building and maintaining trust within a team." - Unknown

 

74. “A leader’s ultimate goal should be to create more leaders, not just followers.” – Unknown

"A leader's ultimate goal should be to create more leaders, not just followers." - Unknown

 

75. “Effective leadership involves being transparent and honest with your team.” – Unknown

"Effective leadership involves being transparent and honest with your team." - Unknown

 

76. “A leader’s success is not determined by their title, but by the impact they have on others.” – Unknown

"A leader's success is not determined by their title, but by the impact they have on others." - Unknown

 

77. “Leadership is not about having all the answers, but knowing how to find them.” – Unknown

"Leadership is not about having all the answers, but knowing how to find them." - Unknown

 

78. “Great leaders inspire others through their actions and words.” – Unknown

"Great leaders inspire others through their actions and words." - Unknown

 

79. “Leadership is about fostering a positive and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive in.” – Unknown

 

 

"Leadership is about fostering a positive and inclusive environment for everyone to thrive in." - Unknown

 

80. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

 

80 Leadership Quotes for Entrepreneurs

 

Takeaways 

Ultimately, the path of entrepreneurship is riddled with difficulties and hurdles that necessitate effective leadership abilities. These 100 leadership quotes serve as a reminder of the key qualities needed for success as an entrepreneur: resilience, determination, and adaptability. Leadership involves embracing imperfections and acknowledging that you don’t have all the answers. It requires a commitment to ongoing learning and personal growth, alongside your team. Let these quotes inspire and motivate you to become an exceptional leader, guiding your team toward greatness and making a positive impact in the world.

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