15 Quotes to Buff Up Your Leadership Skills

Few are born to lead. Instead, we acquire leadership skills throughout our professional journey. Everything from mindset to emotional intelligence and sound decision-making capabilities play into our capacity to guide others successfully.

Below are fifteen quotes to help you buff up your leadership skills.

Quote 1: Be open-minded. Embrace being wrong. Free yourself of preconceptions. Talk less, listen more. Question everything, even yourself. – Karen Salmansohn

Quote 2: When you hear only what you want to hear, you’re not listening. When you read only to confirm what you know, you’re not learning. Stretch yourself. That’s how you grow. – Marc & Angel

Quote 3: Always be teachable. You are not always right. There is always something to be learned. – Lauren Fortenberry

Quote 4: The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s challenging to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. – Inspired by Prasad Mahes

Quote 5: He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. – Lao Tzu

Quote 6: Explain your anger instead of expressing it, and you will open the door to solutions instead of arguments. – Inspired by Ruth Ghatourey

Quote 7: 10% of conflict is due to differences in opinion, and 90% is due to delivery and tone of voice. – @masteringlawofattraction

Quote 8: I can respect any person who can put their ego aside and say, I made a mistake, I apologize, and I am correcting the behavior. – Sylvester McNutt

Quote 9: Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They are compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment. – Brene Brown

Quote 10: The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. – Inspired by Plato

Quote 11: When you find yourself in situations of impossible demands, choose relationships first. – Sarah Boyd

Quote 12: Your gifts, leadership, purpose—none of it is about you. Instead, a life of significance is about serving others. It’s about guiding those who need your talents—those gifts, that leadership, and purpose. – Inspired by Kevin Hall

Quote 13: If we are not a little bit uncomfortable every day, we’re not growing. All the good stuff is outside our comfort zone. – Jack Canfield

Quote 14: Don’t judge me by my success. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela

Quote 15: There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking. – Brian Tracy

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