Famous Quotes on Positive Leadership

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Leadership styles vary, but there is only one approach that inspires people: positivity. When you’re a positive leader, people will work with you not because they have to, but because they want to – and you’ll experience success together. Here are some motivational quotes on positive leadership:

“Positive leadership literally morphs the workplace from a place where people work at a job to one where they thrive.” – Steve Gladis

“Work gives people the opportunity to do good by making a positive impact.” – Beth Cabrera

“Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference.” – Mac Anderson

“I start each day by telling myself what a positive influence I am on this world.” – Peter Daisyme

“You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.” – Bob Nelson

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” – Richard M. Devos

“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

“I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be and to have a positive impact on other people.” – Bryan Clay

“Leadership is no longer about your position. It’s now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference. You can lead without a title.” – Robin Sharma

“Leaders do not avoid, repress, or deny conflict, but rather see it as an opportunity.” – Warren Bennis

“Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens, people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.” – Warren Bennis

“A leader is someone who creates infectious enthusiasm.” – Ted Turner

“Think of each member of your work group as a high jumper. Celebrate the reaching of new heights … then raise the bar together. But don’t forget, as you’re raising the bar, so is your competition.” – Eric Harvey

“Leadership is about magnetic communication. Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision and the horizon.” – Doug Firebaugh

“Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” – Vince Lombardi

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Colin Powell

“The hallmark of a well-managed organization is not the absence of problems, but whether or not problems are effectively resolved.” – Steve Ventura

“If you want to make a positive impact, no matter how far-reaching, start at home. Treat your family members like treasures.” – John C. Maxwell

“The past doesn’t equal the future. All great leaders, all people who have achieved in any area of life, know the power of continuously pursuing their vision, even if all the details of how to achieve it aren’t yet available.” – Tony Robbins

“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” – Ralph Nader

“The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.” – Brian Koval

“Leaders tap into the emotions of their people by getting excited themselves.” – Brian Tracy

“If you are going to help people reach their potential, they need to be recognized and rewarded. Everyone needs that.” – Jacqueline Norcel

“It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.” – Joe Klock

“Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton

“I was always really proud of the fact that I had a very positive influence as a role model.” – David Cassidy

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker

“Become happy and successful not only because that is your personal desire but because you are here to make a positive impact in the world.” – Roxana Jones

“How can I continually make a positive impact in people’s lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves?” – Apolo Ohno

“A sour corporate culture can actually make an entire society unhappy. This means that a strong corporate culture can have a positive impact on a society.” – Simon Sinek

“When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live.” – Sasha Azevedo

“Each person has the potential of making a positive impact on the world. It all depends on what you do with what you have. Success is not to be measured by the amount of money you possess or the position you attain but rather in how you use both. Position and money can be squandered or abused, but they can also be used to help others.” – Gary Chapman

“I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.” – Anthony S. Fauci