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Powerful quotes on leadership have a way to speak to our heads, to activate our imaginations, and to pull on our hearts. Our team is full of talent management practitioners, leadership development coaches, and people passionate about inspiring others to higher levels of performance. Throughout our careers we have leaned upon powerful quotes to support the learning and engagement of our audience. We hope you enjoy this first, of many posts in which we share 10 powerful quotes on leadership. Use them in your work, reflect upon each for inspiration, and enjoy!

10 Powerful Quotes on Leadership
  1. “No member of a crew is ever praised for the rugged individuality of their rowing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist, lecturer and poet
  2. “The closer I watch politics, the more it looks like professional wrestling in business suits.” – Bosley Gravel, American Author
  3. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” -Nelson Mandela,  South African Anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and former president of South Africa
  4. “Having a dream is what keeps you alive… Overcoming the challenges make life worth living.” – Mary Tyler Moore,  American actress, producer, and social advocate
  5. “It’s okay to be the first.  If you constantly look for role models like you, then there won’t be any firsts.” – Condoleezza Rice, American diplomat/Secretary of State, political scientist, and civil servant
  6. “Do not wait for leaders.  Do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa, Albanian Roman Catholic Nun
  7. “The more I learn about myself, the more I become a different person.” – Ashliegh Brillent – Author and Cartoonist
  8. “Everybody should take an interest in his own future, since he has to live with it for the rest of his life.” – Mark Twain
  9. “Every process is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.” – Unknown
  10. “There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.” – Gandhi

What are your favorite leadership quotes? Stay connected for part two of our series of 10 Powerful Quotes on Leadership for more inspiration!