Leadership quotes about communication

Inspiring leadership quotes from authors, educators, philosophers, composers, playwrights, motivational speakers, and political leaders.

Great leadership starts with the ability to connect and communicate effectively with different kinds of people. The biggest communication challenge leaders face is to bridge the gap between the message that is sent and how it is received. Read more about communication: Skills for effective leadership: Owning communications—for better or worse

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“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”

– James Humes


“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”

– Peter Drucker


“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”

– Plato


“Communication works for those who work at it.”

– John Powell


“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

– George Bernard Shaw


“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”

– Anthony Robbins


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“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.”

– Paul J. Meyer


“Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.”

– Brian Tracy


“We never listen when we are eager to speak.”

– Francois de la Rochefoucauld


“We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.”

– Rania Al-Abdullah

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