Starting the New Year, many leaders seek to improve their leadership development and optimize the running of their business and projects. Perhaps some leaders are not sure how to innovate new leadership qualities into their business. The following leadership quotes for the New Year will help inspire leaders to be better leaders and make their workers happy to be apart of the team.

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

Some leaders fear going out on the limb and introducing new ideas to their team. Sometimes, it’s just about starting a project and not overthinking it.

“The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people.” – Brian Tracy

Although there is always a job to do, a leader prioritizes the well-being of their team and workers. Being considerate of those in their team allows a business to run much more smoothly.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you.” – Anne Lamott

It’s always important to take a break. Leaders should learn to implement take-away time for themselves and their team members. Unplugging shows the team that a leader really does care about them. Subsequently, this also improves job satisfaction.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

It is not enough to know the direction to go in. Leaders should also do their job in guiding their teams towards their vision. Leaders are responsible for communicating clear instructions and the plan of action as it pertains to a company’s goals.

“Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.” – William Arthur Wood

Some leaders find themselves hovering over projects and making demands. Although a leader is guiding a team, they are still a part of that team and should always work in collaboration instead of domineering. Workers feel more valued when their contributions are being acknowledged, and they are spoken to with the utmost respect.

“A boss has a title, a leader has the people.” – Simon Sinek

As a leader, one understands that they are not superior to those they work with. People work for bosses. However, people work with leaders.