The power to inspire and influence is a crucial leadership trait. According to classic yoga texts, every human being has enormous potential to inspire and influence positive change in other people’s thoughts, words and actions. With systematic methods and application of wisdom principles from yoga, a leader can awaken this inherent potential. In this article, we identify leadership principles from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras that can inspire others by cultivating presence, bringing clarity of intellect and using the power of emotions