Inspiring Quotes about Hiring and Developing Leaders

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In the dynamic realm of business leadership, wisdom is the currency that fuels success. Visionary leaders have navigated the treacherous waters of corporate leadership, achieving remarkable milestones along the way. Their experiences, challenges, and victories are invaluable sources of insight for those who seek to not only hire but also develop leaders of tomorrow. In this article, we delve into the minds of top executives, capturing their profound thoughts on the art of leadership and distilling their wisdom into quotes about hiring and developing leaders for organizations looking to build robust leadership teams.

9 Inspiring Quotes about Hiring and Developing Leaders

“People are not your most important asset. The right people are…If I were running a company today, I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could. The single biggest constraint on the success of my organization is the ability to get and to hang on to enough of the right people.” Jim Collins, Author, Good to Great and Built to Last

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Sheryl Sandberg, former COO of Facebook, Author, Lean In

“The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people…If we weren’t still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed, it would be easy to fall behind and become a mediocre company.” Bill Gates

“Acquiring the right talent is the most important key to growth. Hiring was – and still is – the most important thing we do.” Marc Benioff, Founder, co-CEO of Salesforce

“Some people can do one thing magnificently, like Michelangelo, and others make things like semiconductors or build 747 airplanes — that type of work requires legions of people. In order to do things well, that can’t be done by one person, you must find extraordinary people.” Steve Jobs

“Don’t hire for the sake of hiring. Hire because there is no other way to do what you want to do.” Sam Altman, CEO OpenAI

“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder.” Indra Nooyi Former CEO of Pepsi

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” David Ogilvy, Founder of Ogilvy & Mather

“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.” Angela Ahrendts, former head of retail at Apple

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About Michael Morgan

ae18397d4200b6543d24926998dce3a8?s=90&d=mm&r=g Inspiring Quotes about Hiring and Developing LeadersMichael Morgan is the Vice President & Managing Director at Medallion Partners. He's responsible for company wide day-to-day delivery of business results, team leadership, cultivating trusted partnerships with clients, and client-specific strategic analysis. Michael ultimately works to bring change to people's careers, propel companies, and impact industries.

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