50 Best Quotes about Leading Change in Life

Quotes about leading change: Leading change is complex. It requires a high level of empathy, creativity, flexibility, and courage. It requires that you be able to create a new vision for yourself and your organization, and then be able to create a plan.

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Quotes about Leading Change

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein 

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” – Elon Musk 

“The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.” – Angela Merkel

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page

“If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.” – Emma Watson

“You write your life story by the choices you make. You never know if they have been a mistake. Those moments of decision are so difficult.” – Helen Mirren

“CEOs need keep an open mind so they can adapt to a rapidly changing world and need to bring an abundant dose of emotional intelligence to the job.” – Indra Nooyi

Inspirational Quotes about Leading Change

“Change takes courage.” – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack Ma

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi. 

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” – Brené Brown. 

“If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie

“The first step [towards] changing the world is to change our vision of the world and of our place in it.” –  Arianna Huffington

“There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou

“Someday perhaps change will occur when times are ready for it instead of always when it is too late. Someday, change will be accepted as life itself.” – Shirley MacClaine

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates

Leading Change Quotes

“All we have to do is to wake up and change.” – Greta Thunberg

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

“We humans coevolve with our tools. We change our tools, and then our tools change us.” – Jeff Bezos

“The choice, as [Barack] saw it, was this: you give up or you work for change.” –Michelle Obama. 

“Once you go from 10 people to 100, you already don’t know who everyone is. So at that stage you might as well keep growing, to get the advantages of scale.” – Sergey Brin. 

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama. 

“I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” –  JK Rowling

“I think we all live in a world that is so fast-paced, it’s threatening and absolutely saturated with change and novelty and insecurity. Therefore, the ritual of cooking and feeding my family and friends, whoever drops in, is what makes me feel that I’m in a universe that is contained.” – Nigella Lawson

Quotes on Leading Change

“I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.” – Karl Lagerfeld. 

“Every situation has changed me as a person.” – David Beckham. 

“It is not good to cross the bridge before you get to it.” –  Judi Dench. 

“I didn’t get where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it. I got there by doing it.” – Estée Lauder

“Don’t risk what is important to you to get something which isn’t important to you.” – Warren Buffett

“It is important to follow your dreams and heart. Do something that excites you.” – Sundar Pichai

“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.” – Yayoi Kusama. 

“Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd. 

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change [their] future by merely changing [their] attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey. 

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk … In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Quotes about leading change serve as powerful reminders of the transformative impact that individuals can have when they step forward with courage and conviction. These quotes inspire us to challenge the status quo, embrace innovation, and rally others towards a shared vision.

They remind us that change starts with us, and that even the smallest actions can create a ripple effect of transformation. As leaders, we are called to inspire, empower, and guide others through the journey of change, breaking through barriers and embracing new possibilities.

So, let these quotes serve as a guiding light, encouraging us to embrace the unknown, push boundaries, and lead with purpose, knowing that our efforts can create a better future for ourselves and those around us. With each step we take, let us remember the words of these insightful quotes and let them propel us forward as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of change.