13 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership

From our Pre-Conference Symposium to our diverse roster of speakers, the NCA 2016 Annual Convention will focus on leadership.

But what does it mean to lead — in a changing world, an industry, or in our daily lives?

We’ve put together 13 of our favorite insights from across business, politics, sports, and the arts.

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“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

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
Bill Gates

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“When people talk, listen completely.”
Ernest Hemingway

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

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”
General Colin Powell

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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”
Andrew Carnegie

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
John F. Kennedy

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“Earn your leadership every day.”
Michael Jordan

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”
Henry Ford

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
Dolly Parton

“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.”
Dwight Eisenhower

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“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”
George Washington Carver

Did we miss one of your favorite quotes? Share it in the comments!

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One thought on “13 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership

  1. Dolly Pardon’s quote “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” is very similar to John Quincy Adam’s quote on leadership.

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
    John Quincy Adams

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