Many people are bosses, employers, superiors, and have one leadership role or the other where they find themselves, but they lack the least quality of being a leader.

These quotes below will change your mentality of what being a leader really means.

1.  “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – General Colin Powell

2. “The most important thing about leadership is your character and the values that guide your life.” – Brenda Barnes

3. “Great leaders check their ego at the door and empower others to excel” – Deborah Gillis

4. “Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan

5.  “Authenticity and knowing who you are is fundamental to being an effective and long-standing leader.” – Ann Fudge

6. “Your words and deeds must match if you expect employees to trust in your leadership.” – Kevin Kruse

7. “The supreme quality of leadership is unquestionably integrity.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

8.  “It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.” – Zig Ziglar

9. “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” – Marian Anderson

10. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey

11. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant Mcgill

12. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

13. “The best thing you can do to help others take responsibility is to authentically practice the behaviours that you want others to practice.” – Dr. Michelle Reina

14. “Trust starts with trustworthy leadership. It must be built into the corporate culture.” – Barbara Brooks Kimmel