Quotes for Leadership

by peter
Leadership
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.(By John C. Maxwell)
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. (John Quincy Adams)
  • Example is leadership. (Albert Schweitzer)
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
  • Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players. (Larry Bird)
  • Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best. (Chester W. Nimitz)
  • Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. Harold S. Geneen())
  • Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. (Henry Ward Beecher)
  • Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. (Bill Bradley)
  • The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. (Mary Kay Ash)
  • If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. (William James)
  • How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking. (David Joseph Schwartz)
  • What helps people, helps business. (Leo Burnett)
  • You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right. (Phil Crosby)
  • To succeed, one must be creative and persistent. (John H. Johnson)
  • I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself. (R. Buckminster Fuller)
  • I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • One must be convinced to convince, to have enthusiasm to stimulate the others. (Stefan Zweig)
  • Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority. (Tom Hopkins)
  • Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. (Harold S. Geneen)
  • Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. (David Joseph Schwartz)
  • Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. (Jesse Jackson)
  • No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto. (W. Clement Stone)
  • Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days. (Marco Rubio)
  • Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. (W. Clement Stone)
  • The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects. (Charles de Gaulle)
  • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. (Tony Blair)
  • Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. (Jim Rohn)
  • It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions. (Daniel Defoe)
  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. (John C. Maxwell)
  • The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. (Barbara Sher)
  • The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. (Casey Stengel)
  • If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. (Thomas Fuller)
  • Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. (Henry J. Kaiser)
  • A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader. (Golda Meir)
  • You're only as good as the people you hire. (Ray Kroc)
  • Clarity affords focus. (Thomas Leonard)
  • Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster. (Andy Grove)
  • The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both. (Vaclav Havel)
  • Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. (Barbara Sher)
  • Strong convictions precede great actions. (James Freeman Clarke
  • The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. (Henry Miller)
  • You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. (An Wang)
  • Strong convictions precede great actions. (James Freeman Clarke)
  • Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster. (Andy Grove)
  • It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it. (Henry A. Kissinger)
  • Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. (E. Joseph Cossman)
  • The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both. (Vaclav Havel)
  • Leadership does not depend on being right. (Ivan Illich)
  • Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. (Thomas Szasz)
  • Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. (Barbara Sher)
  • Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. (Bernard Baruch)
  • The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. (Ken Olsen)
  • A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. (J. P. Morgan)
  • The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it. (Cyril Falls)
  • The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. (Henry Miller)
  • You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. (An Wang)
  • Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard. (Warren Bennis)
  • Leaders grasp nettles. (David Ogilvy)
  • I don't know any other way to lead but by example. (Don Shula)
  • Get the best people and train them well. (Scott McNealy)
  • I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal. (Ben Carson)
  • The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
  • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. (Stephen Covey)