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Leadership Quotes for Millennials

It is important that the next generation of leaders emerge based on the depth of their understanding of what leadership is, what it entails, the demands of it and the foundational and philosophical basis of leading people. The need for better leaders for every generation cannot be over-emphasized. So, we have taken time to curate some leadership quotes for millennials, young people and anyone who desires to do better than the passing generation of leaders.

  • Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers. — Simon Sinek
  • 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
  • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. — Tony Blair
  • Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships. — Tom Peters
  • Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.— John P. Kotter
  • The best leaders are readers of people. They have the intuitive ability to understand others by discerning how they feel and recognizing what they sense. — John C. Maxwell
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. ― Abraham Lincoln
  • Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things. ― Peter Drucker
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
  • Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. — Vince Lombardi
  • Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.” — Warren G. Bennis
  • The power of youth is the commonwealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.  -Kailash Satyarthi
  • The duty of youth is to challenge corruption. -Kurt Cobain
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — General Dwight Eisenhower
  • Good leaders must first become good servants.” — Robert Greenleaf
  • If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system. ― Marie Lu, Legend
  • Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”  ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 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
  • Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”              ― John C. Maxwell
  • You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ― Steve Jobs
  • What you stay focused on will grow.  ― Roy T. Bennett
  • One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  • A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind. ― Nelson Mandela
  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
  • Together we are better ― John Paul Warren
  • There are a lot of people who call themselves teachers or leaders, but they’re really just propagandists. — Mos Def
  • Each day you are leading by example. Whether you realize it or not or whether it’s positive or negative, you are influencing those around you.  ― Rob Liano
  • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? ― Benjamin Disraeli
  • When you are just EXISTING, life happens to you… and you manage; when you are truly LIVING, you happen to life… and you lead.” ― Steve Maraboli
  • A leader must lead. Where others see obstacles, he must see opportunities. When others see problems, he must see possibilities … Civilization is not built on a negation but on an affirmation- an affirmation of the bright and promising possibilities that the future holds for those who are enterprising enough to pursue them.  ― David J. Vaughan
  • Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey. ― Lolly Daskal
  • Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. ― Roy Bennett
  • Too many kings can ruin an army ― Homer
  • The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. ― Harvey S. Firestone
  • When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter. ― Winston S. Churchill
  • We should always aim to read something different=not only the writers with whom we agree, but those with whom we are ready to do battle. Their point of view challenges us to examine the truth and to test their views…and let us not comment on nor criticize writers of whom we have heard only second-hand, or third-hand without troubling to read their works for ourselves…Don’t be afraid of new ideas.” ― J. Oswald Sanders

Thanks for reading this post. Follow us on Twitter and feel free to add any quote that has made a difference in your journey to being a better leader. 

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