BEST LEADERSHIP QUOTES

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Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch

A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte

You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaderds are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus

A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. —Theodore Roosevelt

Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell

So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. —Polybius

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. —Andrew Carnegie

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower

The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. —Eric Hoffer

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. —Herbert Swope

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