20 Leadership Quotes from the World's Most Influential Leaders

17 January 2020

According to the definition from Merriam Webster, leader is “a person who leads”. To lead others, a person should have passion, creativity, ideology, and wisdom.

The most influential leaders in the world have attained that place because they serve the humanity. They give people a new way of thinking, set directions for them, and motivate them.

Leaders are not necessarily people who had an influence from the start of their life. Most of the leaders in the world are people who have gone through emotional, physical, and spiritual struggles. After facing troubles in their lives and achieving something, they start making impact on the lives of others.

Leadership Quotes from World’s Best Leaders

1. Bill Gates

“Leaders need to provide strategy and directions and to give employees tools that enable them to greater information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.”

2. Jacinda  Ardern

“You can carve your own path, be your own kind of leader. We do need to create a new generation of leadership.”

3. Ma Huateng

“The leader of the market today may not necessarily be the leader tomorrow.”

4. Satya Nadella

“Listening was the most important thing I accomplished each day because it would build the foundation of my leadership for years to come.”

5. Nelson Mandela

“I say to all those leaders, do not look the other way. Do not hesitate. It is within your power to avoid  genocide of humanity.”

6. Martin Luther King, Jr

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

7. Jeff Bezos

“For every leader in the company, not just for me. There are decisions that can be made by analysis. These are the best kinds of decision.”

8. Tony Hsieh

“The best leaders are servant leaders. They serves those they lead.”

9. Steve Jobs

“Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.”

10. Herb Kelleher

“Powers should be reserved for weightlifting and boats, and leadership really involves responsibility.”

11. Alan Mulally

“Leadership is moving from I to We and Me to Service.”

12. Indra Nooyi

“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.”

13. Howard Achultz

“I think the currency of leadership is transparency. You have got to be truthful. I don’t think you should be vulnerable every day, but there are moments where you have got to share your soul and conscience with people and show them who you are, and not be afraid of it.”

14. Mark Zuckerberg

“The greatest successes come from having the freedom to fail.”

15. Barak Obama

“When a leader tries to change the rules in the middle of the game just to stay in office, it risks instability and strife.”

16. Richard Branson

“If you are a good leader, you are a good listener.”

17. Sheryl Sandberg

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

18. Mahatma Gandhi

“A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create.”

19. Bill Clinton

“We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.”

20. Albert Einstein

“The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity. Out of discord, harmony. And out of difficult, opportunity.”