Sarah Thomas

There are multiple ways to work on your leadership – from working on your communication skills to understanding your leadership style.  If you’re looking to improve your leadership skills, start your day with these 10 quotes about leadership that will inspire and motivate you.


Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch

Before you successfully became a leader, you had to be successful in knowing and growing yourself. To be a great leader, you need to know how to help others grow and fulfill their potential. You can help your team meet their full potential by ensuring that each person is in their right role and working on the tasks that suit their strengths. Have your team take our assessment and then review their PIC report to check that each person on your team works within their strengths. As a leader, understanding your team and how they function as individuals enables you to go from just being a manager to truly being an effective and engaging leader.

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

Leadership is a combination of strength, courage, and confidence. When you move beyond fear, you can accomplish things you never imagined.

“The best leaders have a high Consideration Factor. They really care about their people” –  Brian Tracy

Truly caring about the people you are leading is a key factor in leadership. Your company culture should reflect your values and the care you have for your employees – which should then be reflected in your leadership.

“Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” James Humes

Leadership isn’t just how you speak and act in front of your team. It’s how you act in every aspect of your working life and personal life.

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” Arnold Glasow

Utilize leadership strategies to engage your team. One leadership strategy that works to solidify yourself as a leader is to take responsibility for your team when things go wrong and give your team credit when things are going well. This strategy aligns you as a leader with your team and helps you build trust with your team.

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. —Peter Drucker

It’s a given that not everyone will like your leadership decisions. Your leadership will be defined by the results you bring and how well you help the people around you, not how liked you are.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton

Keeping high morale and ensuring that your employees are engaged are the marks of an excellent leader. Workplace recognition is one way to improve your team morale.

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

Leadership has changed over time, and as we continue to progress, the skills necessary to be a good leader continue to change. Our PIC report, and the SUM platform, equip you with the tools you need to understand yourself and your team so that you can lead to understanding your strengths while empowering those around you.

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. —Maya Angelou

Excellent leaders are often visionaries in their own rights. Encourage your team to follow your vision.

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower

Integrity sets you apart from other leaders. Lead your team with honesty and transparency, and your team will respect you.

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