Successful Leadership Quotes and Sayings

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Successful leadership quotes and sayings can be powerful tools. Sharing the achievement of others can often inspire those on your team to set goals.

How is it that some leaders are extremely productive and others seem to struggle?

What makes a leader productive and successful?  The advice of others can be a great tool.

On this post you will find some advice for success in leadership.

Successful Leadership


Successful people are those who’ve fallen off the horse a dozen times and gotten back on a dozen times. – Jean Driscoll, Wheelchair racer


Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is…in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard—reaching for the highest that is in us—becoming all that we can be. – Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker


A teacher ultimately is judged by the achievement of his students. – Chauncey Veatch, America’s Teacher of the Year, 2002


The amazing thing about the winners is that none of them really felt that they were doing anything special. They just felt like it was the right thing to do. – Caroline Kennedy, Author and attorney


Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion and the determination to keep going anyway. – Nick Gleason, Founder of CitySoft


A friend of mine, Olga, has developed her own personal definition of success. She says that ‘Success is when you are happy to go to work in the morning and happy to come back in the evening, and you are very welcome and liked in both places.’ – Scott. W. Ventrella, Author


It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God, that’s all you need. – Tyler Perry, playwright, actor and film director


It is from failure that all growth comes, provided you can recognize it, admit it, learn from it, rise above it and then try again.  – Dee Hock, founder of Visa International


Some days, success is about luck, or talent, or skill. But most days, success is about wrestling failure to the ground until it screams uncle. – Sally Hogshead, author


I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan, basketball legend


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth, Hall of Fame baseball player


I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected. – Kathryn Stockett, author whose novel The Help was rejected 60 times before publication


Real success is finding your life’s work in the work that you love. – David McCullough, historian


A closeness to God is the only real immortality. It is the only real success, too. – Van Cliburn, pianist


I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey, Actor


It’s not about having it all. It’s about having what you value most. – Jean Chatzky, personal finance author


Success can be defined in three simple words: And then some. The top people did what was expected of them, and then some.  – Darnell Johnson, school superintendent, Greenwood, South Carolina


The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year. – John Foster Dulles


Heartbreaks, disappointments and even our own weaknesses can serve as stepping-stones to the second half of life transformation. Failings are the foundation for growth. Those who have fallen, failed or ‘gone down’ are the only ones who understand ‘up.’ – Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest and author


I think that 60 percent of inspiration is organization. – Isaac Mizrahi, fashion designer


Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer who won’t quit. – from the film Rudy


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. – Herman Cain, newspaper columnist


If you dwell on your blessings rather than your problems, your goals rather than your disappointments, and all of the people that you love rather than those who have hurt you, then you will attract even more blessings, even more love, and even more accomplishments. – Dorothy Murfin


Success is first understanding, and then fulfilling, the Lord’s purpose for your life. – Jim Good, author


Decision-making takes care of goal-setting, but discipline also takes care of goal-getting. Decisions and discipline can’t be separated; one is worthless without the other. – John C. Maxwell, Author and motivational speaker


Successful people don’t have any fewer problems than unsuccessful people; they just have a different mindset in dealing with them. – John C. Maxwell, Leadership expert, speaker and author


When we leap, we must leap as though the net will appear. A leap in life, however big or small, is an act of commitment with the expectation of success. – John O’Hurley, Actor


Don’t let success go to your head—and if you fail, don’t let failure go there either. – Jane Seabrook and Ashleigh Brilliant, Authors


Maybe we don’t put our young people in situations often enough where they’re allowed to fail. When you fail you gain experience, and with enough experience, you don’t fail as often. – Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State


There is only one real failure in life, and that is not to be true to the best one knows. – John Farrar, Australian composer

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