Leadership Quotes, Quotes On Leadership, Quotes About Leadership

Leadership Quotes

Here is a collection of some great leadership quotes. I've always believed that the wisdom and knowledge of the great men and women in history can be retained through their quotes. Even a very short quote can convey a significant message. So perhaps to be a good leader, it is a good idea to study and contemplate the famous leadership quotes by great individuals. All of us can learn a great deal just by reading these quotes, and it doesn't even take a lot of time to do it. Meditate upon these famous leadership quotes and live it daily.

Leadership Quotes

"The best example of leadership is leadership by example."

"To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone."

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them."

"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already."

"Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach."

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."

"Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18"

"Lead and inspire people. Don't try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead."

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

"He that cannot obey, cannot command."

"All Leadership is influence."

"Example is leadership."

"The only safe ship in a storm is courage, hope and leadership."

"The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way."

"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."

"A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not."

"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."

"A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune."

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

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, read and learn more, love and do more good, you are a leader."

"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on."

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing."

"He that cannot obey cannot command."

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."

"Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach."

"Good leaders must first become good servants."

"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."

"Leadership is solving problems. The day they stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."

"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."

"Leadership means duty, honor, morals, glorifying God. It means character, and it means listening from time to time."

More Quotes On Leadership

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be."

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

"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results."

"Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand."

"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."

"We need leadership like the Apostles of Christianity, and we need it now."

"Leadership offers an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life, no matter what the project."

"Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed."

"Not everything you want is everything you really need.

The standard of society is motivated by greed.

Are you prepared to follow, tell me, are you prepared to lead?

So persevere and you'll succeed."

"If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15:14)"

"None of the world's problems will have a solution until the world's individuals become thoroughly self-educated in the love and fear of God."

"Reason and calm judgment: the qualities especially belonging to a leader."

"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."

"Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not just "making friends and influencing people". Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."

"Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure."

"As a leader... I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a consensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always remember the axiom: a leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind."

"A leader has to lead towards the better all the time, to sustain peace and tranquility."

"Fail to love people, they fail to love you; but of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, 'We did this ourselves.'"

"Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant."

"A leader is a dealer in hope."

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test."

More Quotes About Leadership

"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned."

"Communication is the real work of leadership."

"Leadership development is self-development."

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision."

"A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves"

"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."

"Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes."

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."

"Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome."

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper."

"You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader."

"Most leaders spend time trying to get others to think highly of them, when instead they should try to get their people to think more highly of themselves. It's wonderful when the people believe in their leader. It's more wonderful when the leader believes in their people!"

"The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?"

"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision."

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement."

"Good leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."

"A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops."

"Leadership is the ability to do, not the ability to state"

"Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader."

"No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one through experience."

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

Famous Leadership Quotes

"Popularity is not leadership."

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

"To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going."

"Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence."

"A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could"

"Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership."

"Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don't see themselves as leaders."

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control."

"If you cannot serve, you cannot rule"

"Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world."

"Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance."

"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."

"To lead the people, walk behind them."

"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself."

"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."

"Leadership is action, not position."

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do"

"The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but 'we' gets the credit.... This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done."

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

"A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not."

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