38 Tweetable Sales Leadership Quotes to Ignite Your Sales Efforts

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your sales efforts, these sales leadership quotes are a great place to start.

From sales experts like Matthew Dixon, Brent Anderson, and Jeb Blount, to inspirational leaders like Simon Sinek, Grant Cardone, and Stephen Covey, we hope you find the following sales leadership quotes helpful.

Ready to ignite your sales efforts? Here we go!

39 Tweetable Sales Leadership Quotes to Inspire Your Sales Efforts

Want to know what top leaders do differently? It all starts with the mind and our habits. Stephen Covey and Charles Duhigg hit the nail on the head with these sales leadership quotes.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

1) “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Tweet: “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. via @CFSPlayBook

2) “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” Tweet: “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be. via @CFSPlayBook

3) “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” Tweet: “To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions. via @CFSPlayBook

4) “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.” Tweet: “When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective. via @CFSPlayBook

5) “Start with the end in mind.” Tweet: “Start with the end in mind. via @CFSPlayBook

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

6) “Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.” Tweet: “Change might not be fast and it isn't always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped. via @CFSPlayBook

7) “This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.” Tweet: “This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be. via @CFSPlayBook

8) “If you believe you can change – if you make it a habit – the change becomes real.” Tweet: “If you believe you can change - if you make it a habit - the change becomes real. via @CFSPlayBook

What’s the difference between success and failure? Grant Cardone and Simon Sinek share more on what it takes to move beyond the curve with the following sales leadership quotes.

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

9) “As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else’s.” Tweet: “As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else's. via @CFSPlayBook

10) “I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.” Tweet: “I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn't get the life you wanted. via @CFSPlayBook

11) “Average is a failing plan! Average doesn’t work in any area of life. Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist.” Tweet: “Average is a failing plan! Average doesn't work in any area of life. Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist. via @CFSPlayBook

12) “Never take the position that things just happen to you; rather, they happen because of something you did or did not do.” Tweet: “Never take the position that things just happen to you; rather, they happen because of something you did or did not do. via @CFSPlayBook

13) “Success tends to bless those who are most committed to giving it the most attention.” Tweet: “Success tends to bless those who are most committed to giving it the most attention. via @CFSPlayBook

Start With Why: How Great Leader Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

14) “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” Tweet: “People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. via @CFSPlayBook

15) “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” Tweet: “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. via @CFSPlayBook

16) “Trust is maintained when values and beliefs are actively managed. If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down.” Tweet: “Trust is maintained when values and beliefs are actively managed. If companies do not actively work to keep clarity, discipline and consistency in balance, then trust starts to break down. via @CFSPlayBook

17) “Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” Tweet: “Great companies don't hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. via @CFSPlayBook

18) “Some in management positions operate as if they are in a tree of monkeys. They make sure that everyone at the top of the tree looking down sees only smiles. But all too often, those at the bottom looking up see only asses.” Tweet: “Some in management positions operate as if they are in a tree of monkeys. via @CFSPlayBook

19) “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” Tweet: “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it. via @CFSPlayBook

20) “The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” Tweet: “The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen. via @CFSPlayBook

What do great sales leaders have in common? They understand that becoming a great seller isn’t about selling; it’s about hard work and action. Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, Jeb Blount, and Mark Hunter share their views on great selling with these sales leadership quotes.

The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson

21) “Customers want to talk about their business, not your solution.” Tweet: “Customers want to talk about their business, not your solution. via @CFSPlayBook

22) “Just as you can’t be an effective teacher if you’re not going to push your students, you can’t be an effective Challenger if you’re not going to push your customers.” Tweet: “Just as you can’t be an effective teacher if you’re not going to push your students, you can’t be an effective Challenger if you’re not going to push your customers. via @CFSPlayBook

23) “But what if customers truly don’t know what they need? What if customers’ single greatest need—ironically—is to figure out exactly what they need?” Tweet: “But what if customers truly don’t know what they need? What if customers’ single greatest need—ironically—is to figure out exactly what they need? via @CFSPlayBook

24) “Challengers win not by understanding their customers’ world as well as the customers know it themselves, but by actually knowing their customers’ world better than their customers know it themselves, teaching them what they don’t know but should.” Tweet: “Challengers win not by understanding their customers’ world as well as the customers know it themselves, but by actually knowing their customers’ world better than their customers know it themselves, teaching them what they don’t know but should. via @CFSPlayBook

25) “After all, there’s usually little stopping your competition from discounting their way to a win. In that game, loyalty is essentially irrelevant, as customers aren’t looking for a partner, they’re looking for a bargain.” Tweet: “After all, there’s usually little stopping your competition from discounting their way to a win. In that game, loyalty is essentially irrelevant, as customers aren’t looking for a partner, they’re looking for a bargain. via @CFSPlayBook

26) “The world of solution selling is almost definitionally about a disruptive sale. It’s not that you’re asking customers to buy your product and put it up on the shelf with all of the other products they’ve bought. Rather, you’re asking customers to change their behavior—to stop acting in one way and starting acting in another.” Tweet: “The world of solution selling is almost definitionally about a disruptive sale. It’s not that you’re asking customers to buy your product and put it up on the shelf with all of the other products they’ve bought. Rather, you’re asking customers to change their behavior—to stop acting in one way and starting acting in another. via @CFSPlayBook

27) “Customers aren’t looking for reps to anticipate, or ‘discover,’ needs they already know they have, but rather to teach them about opportunities to make or save money that they didn’t even know were possible.” Tweet: “Customers aren’t looking for reps to anticipate, or ‘discover,’ needs they already know they have, but rather to teach them about opportunities to make or save money that they didn’t even know were possible. via @CFSPlayBook

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

28) “There is no easy button in sales. Prospecting is hard, emotionally draining work, and it is the price you have to pay to earn a high income.” Tweet: “There is no easy button in sales. Prospecting is hard, emotionally draining work, and it is the price you have to pay to earn a high income. via @CFSPlayBook

29) “Mediocrity is like a broke uncle. Once he moves into your house, it is nearly impossible to get him to leave.” Tweet: “Mediocrity is like a broke uncle. Once he moves into your house, it is nearly impossible to get him to leave. via @CFSPlayBook

30) “Here is the brutal reality. If you don’t have a plan, you will become a part of someone else’s plan. You can either take control of your life or someone else will use you to enhance theirs. It’s your choice.” Tweet: “Here is the brutal reality. If you don't have a plan, you will become a part of someone else's plan. You can either take control of your life or someone else will use you to enhance theirs. It's your choice. via @CFSPlayBook

31) “Superstars are relentless, unstoppable prospectors. They are obsessive about keeping their pipeline full of qualified prospects.” Tweet: “Superstars are relentless, unstoppable prospectors. They are obsessive about keeping their pipeline full of qualified prospects. They prospect anywhere and anytime—constantly turning over rocks looking for their next opportunity. They prospect day and night—unstoppable and always on. Fanatical! via @CFSPlayBook

32) “Act enthusiastic, think enthusiastic thoughts, and use enthusiastic language and you will begin to feel enthusiastic and eventually become enthusiastic.” Tweet: “Act enthusiastic, think enthusiastic thoughts, and use enthusiastic language and you will begin to feel enthusiastic and eventually become enthusiastic. via @CFSPlayBook

High-Profit Prospecting by Mark Hunter

33) “Success is not a constant…you have to earn it each and everyday.” Tweet: “Success is not a constant…you have to earn it each and everyday. via @CFSPlayBook

34) “The greatest sale you’ll ever make is selling the right, privilege, honor and respect to meet with the person again.” Tweet: “The greatest sale you’ll ever make is selling the right, privilege, honor and respect to meet with the person again. via @CFSPlayBook

35) “Sales development is not a task, it is a lifestyle.” Tweet: “Sales development is not a task, it is a lifestyle. via @CFSPlayBook

36) “The best selling tip you’ll ever hear is the one you actually use.” Tweet: “The best selling tip you’ll ever hear is the one you actually use. via @CFSPlayBook

37) “Attitude + Action = Success in Sales.” Tweet: “Attitude + Action = Success in Sales. via @CFSPlayBook

38) “The greatest asset in any company is its leadership. The second greatest asset lies in its ability to grow new leaders.” Tweet: “The greatest asset in any company is its leadership. The second greatest asset lies in its ability to grow new leaders. via @CFSPlayBook

Did you enjoy these sales leadership quotes? Have others to share? We’d love to hear more—share them in the comments below!
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By | 2017-07-12T13:29:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

About the Author:

Rebecca Smith is the Director of Marketing at Criteria for Success. She writes about sales, sales leadership, social selling best practices, time management, and anything related to helping others discover success. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @RebeckerSmith.

2 Comments

  1. Barry Hall March 22, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Some great quotes there Rebecca, mine is “Always be Fabulous” – Barry aka Mr Fabulous.

    • Rebecca Smith March 22, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Love it!!!!

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