Top 10 Leadership Quotes to Unleash Your Inner Leader

  • By Lakisha Sarbah
  • 04 Oct, 2016

Even though I have been in business for almost a decade I still hadn't look at myself or refer to myself as a leader, until now.

When I first started out as an entrepreneur I didn’t give much thought to becoming a leader . My overall goal was to make a living so I wouldn't have to go back to corporate America. Through the years I’ve had this innate desire to help technology challenged women entrepreneurs gain confidence and succeed in business. And even though I have been in business for almost a decade I hadn't looked at myself or refer to myself as a leader, until NOW!

I am and have always been inspired by leaders , but there is one leader in particular that has made me stop, listen and take notice on more than one occasion. Jenn Scalia  is the no-bs, go-to business mentor, visibility strategist and leader of the ‘Unleash The Leader’ Challenge '  which is really more like a movement that has 11,000+ entrepreneurs from various industries unleashing their inner leaders.

That very movement has inspired me to not only unleash my inner leader , but also to

Align myself with my mission to help reduce the entrepreneurial learning curve and boost the confidence of women starting and growing online businesses worldwide.

As I begin my journey of becoming the leader I was always meant to be , I share with you below some powerful leadership quotes from some of my favorite leaders.

Here are my favorite top ten leadership quotes:

“Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical and performance-oriented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” -- Sheryl Sandberg   

“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit." -- John Maxwell   (I'm Tweetable)

“You can’t create a movement without becoming know for something. Choose your  platform, change the game and be willing to do whatever it takes.” -- Jenn Scalia

"Real change comes from having enough comfort to be really honest and say something very uncomfortable.”   – Michelle Obama 

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

"We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are."   --  Oprah   (I'm Tweetable)

“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” -- Sheri L. Dew   

"Leadership is not bullying and leadership is not aggression. Leadership is the expectation that you can use your voice for good. That you can make the world a better place."  --  Sheryl Sandberg  

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them."  --   John Maxwell  

“To be the leader you were born to be you have to be real.”  --   Jenn Scalia  (I'm Tweetable)

I hope these leadership quotes have inspired you as much as they inspire me. I snagged the above quotes right out of Jenn Scalia’s new book  “Unleash The leader” . Click on the link to download it for free.

I would love to hear your thoughts. What does leadership mean to you? What are your favorite leadership quotes? Don’t be stingy, go ahead and share them below.


Lakisha Sarbah is an online visibility business strategist, launch / implementation specialist and  skilled small business trainer who supports passionate, heart centered women entrepreneurs by helping them reduce their learning curve, boost confidence and stand in their power as business owners.  Lakisha’s hands on approach helps women envision, define, plan and execute online strategies to show up and stand out online. She believes that all women can learn new skills and that fears are only lies we tell ourselves.
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