For business professionals, Twitter can be a valuable resource for connecting with the public, other leaders, and team members. In addition, it can be a great source of inspiration and motivation.
Follow these 20 inspirational leaders to bring a thought-provoking pause as you are scrolling through your Twitter feed:
- Jim Rohn (@officialjimrohn)
A successful entrepreneur in his own right, Rohn uses the story of his rise from rags to riches as a platform to teach other entrepreneurs how to succeed. The self-proclaimed “Mentor to the Masters,” Rohn has become a legend in the area of personal development.
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”
- Roy Bennett (@inspiringthinkin)
A teacher and author, Roy Bennett tweets his own inspirational words, as well as quotes from other inspirational leaders, with beautiful graphics.
“A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.”
- John Maeda (@johnmaeda)
Creating an exquisite blend of technology and art, former Rhode Island School of Design president John Maeda peppers STEM news and artistic designs in between motivational moments. In addition to sharing interesting news articles, Maeda has curated a list of quotes and Internet memes that can propel leaders to keep following their dreams.
“No risk, no adventure.”
- Andrew Bachelor (@KingBach)
Offering a unique mix of humor and inspiration, Vine-famous Bachelor’s Twitter feed is filled with moments that will make you think, as well as laugh out loud.
“Don’t wait for things to happen to you. Go out and happen to things.”
- Simon Sinek (@simonsinek)
A visionary and the author of Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek believes that some core values are shared among leaders. He teaches others how to express gratitude, find fulfilling work, and become a fair leader.
“Great leaders don’t blame the tools they are given, they work to sharpen them.”
- Jeanette Jenkins (@jeanettejenkins)
A famed fitness trainer, Jeanette Jenkins provides motivation — and workout pep talks — to her followers. Reading her tweets is almost as fulfilling as actually getting up and exercising. Not really, but she does motivate you to get off the couch and do something.
“Nobody ever regretted giving it their all.”
- Brene Brown (@BreneBrown)
Author and activist Brene Brown’s TED Talk on vulnerability is one of the most-viewed talks in the world. She is the founder of COURAGEworks, which offers online workshops and courses for people who want to lead a life of bravery and conviction.
“We’re willing to fall because we’ve learned how to rise.”
- Laura Fitton (@pistachio)
The CEO and founder of several startups, Fitton now works with HubSpot to create inbound sales and marketing processes. She speaks from experience when motivating others to remember that the team is more important than individual success.
“Sometimes, all it takes is a little ‘hello’ to make the difference in someone’s life.”
- Ken Blanchard (@kenblanchard)
Author and leadership expert Ken Blanchard has built a career of helping people to become better leaders. A successful motivational speaker, Blanchard offers practical help to his Twitter followers through daily inspiration and articles.
“You can be a servant in so many aspects in your life as long as they’re wrapped in selfless love.”
- Jen Stefanotti (@developingjen)
A former Googler, Stefanotti focuses her work on the impact of technology on socioeconomic development around the world. Her curated tweets provide a fascinating look at how the world uses technology in new and exciting ways.
“79% of millennials want to work for a company that cares about how it impacts and contributes to society.”
- Michael Hyatt (@michaelhyatt)
A motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and the founder of Platform University, Hyatt has produced volumes of material centering on leadership. He offers support and techniques to help leaders “win at life” and wants to motivate high achievers to win at work.
“What would you do if you were brave?”
- Steve Maraboli (@SteveMaraboli)
A life coach and behavioral scientist, Steve Maraboli is considered one of the most powerful coaches on the plant. He offers personal coaching, motivation, and “tough love” through his Twitter feed.
“Do not let someone else talk you out of your greatness. Do not let someone else cloud your dream with their limited vision.”
It can be tough to be a leader. Often, it feels as though the weight of the world rests on your shoulders. Adding a few moments of inspiration and motivation to your day can be just what you need to propel you out of the depths or move you to even greater heights of success. Next time you’re on Twitter, check out some of these Tweet masters to add inspiration to your feed.