52 Leadership Quotes by Women

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Author Name: TrainingABC
Posted: 08-09-2017 05:37 PM
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Synopsis: 52 leadership quotes by powerful, successful women.
  1. "Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference." -- Alison Pincus, co-founder, One Kings Lane
  2. "Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished." -- Lisa Cash Hanson, Snuggwugg CEO
  3. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” -- Mary D. Poole
  4. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” -- Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator
  5. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” -- Margaret Wheatley, writer
  6. "Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them." -- Marissa Meyer, CEO, Yahoo
  7. "Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don't want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them." -- Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondel
  8. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” -- Faye Wattleton, Alvare and Marshal
  9. "Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else." -- Sara Blakely, founder, Spanx
  10. “My father had a simple test that helps me measure my own leadership quotient: When you are out of the office, he once asked me, does your staff carry on remarkable well without you?” -- Martha Peak, AMA magazines
  11. “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” -- Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay
  12. "Your job as leader is to stay as close in touch as possible with those closest to the action." -- Kat Cole, president, Focus Brands
  13. "I tell my daughters to have their voice in this world, and it became clear I needed to role-model that." -- Melinda Gates, Co-Founder, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  14. “Is there a better quality in a leader than humility when he might soon be granted enormous power to do good for his country and the world -- or harm?” -- Jane Fletcher Geniesse
  15. "If you are committed to creating value and if you aren't afraid of hard times, obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps, but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way." -- Candice Carpenter Olson, Co-CEO, Fullbridge
  16. "I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money, but I cared the most." -- Sara Blakely, Founder Spanx
  17. "So I am 63 and I am not yet done. So what is your excuse? I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly." -- Folorunsho Alakija, Vice Chair Famfa Oil
  18. "[My mother] told me that fear was not an option. I was always told that women are stronger, so I believed it.” -- Diane Von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer
  19. "Power's not given to you. You have to take it." -- Beyonce
  20. "I had two options. One was to remain silent and never to speak and then to be killed by the terrorists. The second option was to speak up for my rights and then die. And I chose the second one." -- Malala Yousafzai, Noble Peace Prize Winner
  21. “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” -- Gloria Steinem
  22. “I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” -- Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo
  23. "True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed... Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection." -- Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
  24. "No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done." -- Abigail Johnson, President and CEO, Fidelity Investments
  25. "Seeing what is wrong and how it could be made right propels us into action, but in that action we often leave other people behind and don't give ourselves enough time to be present, or to stop and reflect. Leaders have to get comfortable with pausing in that uncomfortable gap." -- Jessica Lawrence, CEO, NY Tech Alliance
  26. "I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it." -- Condoleezza Rice, Former US Secretary of State
  27. "If we march the long road to freedom in hatred, what we find at the end is not freedom but another prison." -- Aung San Suu Kyi, President, National League for Democracy in Myanmar
  28. "Build something you're passionate about. As an entrepreneur, you have to have the passion and drive to stay the course." -- Alexandra Chong, CEO and founder, Lulu
  29. “There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.” -- Amelia Earhart, aviator
  30. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -- Estée Lauder
  31. "I believe in a quiet, strong and grounded leadership. I think some of the best leaders are those whose work is widely known and respected but who, themselves, are relatively unknown." -- Rachael Chong, founder/CEO, Catchafire
  32. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” -- Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney
  33. "I don’t follow trends or try to compete with anyone. Everything I do stems from following my passion and my love for design." – Guo Pei, Fashion Designer
  34. “Run to the fire; don’t hide from it." -- Meg Whitman, CEO and President HP 
  35. "What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization." -- Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
  36. "The comfort zone is a nice place, but nothing grows there. Take the leap today and start your business!" -- Caroline Cummings, Founder and CEO, Varo Ventures
  37. "On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be." -- Oprah Winfrey
  38. "Career choice and progression doesn't have to fit into the standard societal mold. Do what you love and want to do. Find what you're good at, what you can sell or provide that is unique to you and go for it." -- Dana Donofree, owner, AnaOno
  39. “I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t.” -- Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary
  40. "Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization." -- Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
  41. “My best successes came on the heels of failures.” -- Barbara Corcoran, Business Mogul
  42. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?’” -- Leah Busque, Task Rabbit
  43. "I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist." -- Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM
  44. "The only real negative that can happen when you fail is if you haven't learnt from it." -- Maile Carnegie, Managing Director, Google Australia/New Zealand
  45. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens." -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the USA
  46. "Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on." -- Hillary Clinton, US Senator, Secretary of State 
  47. "Do something you love." -- Lisa Sugar, Founder, President and Editor in Chief, POPSUGAR.
  48. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” -- Iyanla Vanzant
  49. "The best way to leapfrog in your career is to get advice from someone who's done what you're trying to accomplish. It helps clear all the doubt." -- Heather Anne Carson, Co-Founder, Repable
  50. "Strategic leaders must not get consumed by the operational and tactical side of their work. They have a duty to find time to shape the future." -- Stephanie S. Mead, CMOE
  51. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” -- Himanshu Bhatia, Founder and CEO, Rose International.
  52. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -- Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist

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