“On Becoming A Leader” 72+ Inspiring Quotes

“On Becoming A Leader” by Warren Bennis is a book about how to become a good leader and how to follow behind a good leader. It has many inspirational aspects to it that will make a person a great leader.

profound quotes from “On Becoming A Leader”:

-It is not easy to know and be yourself. If it was easy, there wouldn’t have been so many pretentious people. 

-Always try to stand out because there are so many people out there who are trying desperately to fit in by pontificating other people’s ideas and walking around in pretentious postures. 

-When you are ready to accept yourself and that your main aim to fulfill is to understand and express yourself, you will realize the right ways to go after your other goals. 

-Remember to focus on discovering yourself first and then go searching for other aims and aspirations. 

-Recognizing your own self-worth and admitting to yourself that you are important is a necessity. 

-Even if you put together all the leaders that have been made by some leadership courses, they will be nothing in comparison to all the leaders that became leaders because of circumstances, by accident, or because of sheer grit. 

-Be a learner always. Do not be a learned being. It stops your growth. 

-A learner is more flexible than a learned. In a drastically dynamic world, the learned just like to live in a world that’s in the past and a learner always keeps adapting and getting better. 

-The initial steps to be a good leader are to understand the reasoning for what it is- an end, not a beginning; a breaker, not a maker; a trap, not a launching pad- and acknowledge the independence that you deserve.

-To be an ideal boss of a growing leader, you have to show your major flaws as well. Always encourage others to learn about what to and what not to do. 

-Accept your flaws, even your major ones. They show you what not to do and what exactly to do in different situations of life. 

-First, always find out about who you are as a person in real life. 

-Never lose yourself. Do not be someone you are not.

-Always be truthful to your own self and stand with the person that you are.

-The only way to truly fly is by accepting yourself for being the real human being that you are in real life. 

-It is usually very hard to be who you actually are because it is the way the world works but always try and try to be the person that you truly are without any filters. 

-Having a difficult boss will always do you good because your beliefs will be tested and you will learn all the stuff that you do not want to do or stand for. 

-Always remember that people working for you are not interchangeable. 

-Everyone around you has unique talents and you should remember to give them the roles that they are suited for. Forcing them to work differently will be no good to you. 

-Be a leader and do what is looks correct to you, do not go by other’s judgement.

-Only a true leader can believe and execute to transform his vision into a reality for all. 

-Knowing yourself and being the same are just easy to talk about. However, always try your best to be truthful to yourself.

-Do not go where you find a crowd. Remember to stand out.

-Believe so passionately in your dream that others around you will get bound to share it with you too. 

-Not disagreeing and just staying silent is the only answer that a good leader should always refuse to consider. 

-Leadership is doing later and being first.

-Leadership’s first and foremost thing to learn is character development. 

-A true leader invents himself by working on his character development and also his vision. 

-The true essence of leadership is the complete and free expression of one’s self.

-Understanding yourself and the world is the real key to full self-expression.

-When you learn from your own life and experience, that becomes the key to your understanding. 

-Ideal and true leaders are not birthed but grown by determination and patience. True leaders are self-made and they invest in themselves. 

-Do not become another person to be a leader. Always be true to your own self.

-Staying synonymous with yourself is very simple yet very difficult. Look at the simple side always. 

-The two basic constituents of leadership are courage and curiosity. 

-A true leader thinks about everything and aspires to grow as much as possible by taking risks, experimenting, and trying new things.

-You should not be stressed about your failures. Instead, embrace your mistakes and know what you learned from them.

-Our lives are a great mix of circumstances and chemistry and leaders are the products of it. 

-To become a good leader, you have to take all of the circumstances and chemistry and build a new unique self. 

-If you are a true leader, you will want to do things over and over, better and better, but you will never is satisfied with it. 

– Always remember, power does not follow position. It follows ideas.

-You need to have adaptive capacity in order to become a good leader by reacting wisely and quickly.

-Remember that good leaders are innovators. They do things that other’s have not thought of.

-You should learn from your past, live and enjoy in your present and look at the future with one eye.

-Be a leader that gives hopes and inspiration to everyone around him.

-You should have a clear idea about what you aspire to be.

-Face your issues face to face.

-Leaders everywhere are richly endowed with empathy.

-You should have integrity that can only be earned, not acquired.

-Be yourself, and that’ll make you a good leader.

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