10 Quotes to Inspire Great Leadership in the New Year

10 Quotes to Inspire Great Leadership in the New Year

It’s a New Year and a new chance to make your business better. Let these ten quotes inspire great leadership – the leadership your company deserves.

Inspire Great Leadership and Growth and Success Will Follow

What are you doing differently this year to bring success to your company? Being a business owner is lonely at times; sometimes the motivation and drive must come from within. These 10 quotes will help inspire great leadership in you and your employees. Becoming the best leader you can be and cultivating leaders among your staff could be the most important thing you do for your business in the coming year.

10 Motivational Workplace Quotes to Inspire Great Leadership

“Leaders know the importance of having someone in their lives who will unfailingly and fearlessly tell them the truth.” – Warren G. Bennis



“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



“The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado



“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson



“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader



“You don’t need a title to be a leader.” – Mark Sanborn



“Leaders understand the ultimate power of relationships.” – Tom Peters



“Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan



“Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they’ve never seen before, something that does not yet exist.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter



“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln



Success isn’t fast, easy, or done by one person. To reap the results you wish to see this next year, remember these three topics: champions, teamwork, and relationships.

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When You Inspire Great Leadership You Produce…


While your employees may consider you their champion, it’s important that you don’t stop there. The best leaders – no matter what professional heights they reach – continue to reach out to other leaders to mentor and support them in their journey.

Do you regularly speak with someone you look up to who listens to your challenges and helps you create solutions to overcome them? Your champion should be someone who claps for your successes and helps you battle your obstacles. If not, finding this champion who will cheer you on could be a great asset in helping you become a better leader this year.


Teamwork makes the dream work, as they say. As a leader it’s your responsibility to make sure every member of the team believes they play a significant, meaningful part in the overall success of the business.

What are you doing to foster a team-friendly culture? The extent to which you fuel your team is the secret to creating outstanding results. Your team only is only as strong as its weakest link and, ironically, the strength of each team member is the team. For your business to blow away expectations in the coming year, you need to become the type of leader that can inspire your team to victory.


Without personal relationships, your team will feel as though they don’t truly know their leader, which is the type of connection you need to foster unswerving buy in among employees. Having strong relationships will also allow you to quickly identify stressors and detractors of your processes.

As a leader you want people in your work life who “unfailingly and fearlessly” tell you the truth. Your employees need and expect the same from you – which requires the type of trust that can only be earned in honest relationships. Giving more credit than you think you should and taking more blame than you think you should are effective ways to foster your relationship with your employees as a leader.

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten. Before thinking about all the things in your business that need to change or how you want the employee culture to change, you must first look inward to ensure that your company has the leader it deserves. Inspire great leadership in yourself and others so that you can transform your business in the New Year.

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