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50 Famous Quotes About Leadership

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50-famous-quotes-about-leadershipHere are 50 famous quotes about leadership!

  1. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
  2. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley
  3. A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. —Stephen Covey
  5. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. —General Colin Powell
  6. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. —John Zenger
  7. You don’t need a title to be a leader. – Unknown
  8. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis
  12. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader
  13. Leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker
  14. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell
  15. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell
  16. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard
  17. You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
  18. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree
  19. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower
  24. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. —Eric Hoffer
  25. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy
  26. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado
  27. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates
  28. Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. —Donald Rumsfeld
  29. I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. —Warren Bennis
  30. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams
  31. Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. —Ross Perot
  32. 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. —Vince Lombardi
  33. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —John C. Maxwell
  34. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers 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. —Colin Powell
  35. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy
  36. Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. —Woodrow Wilson
  37. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. —Norman Schwarzkopf
  38. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. —Erskine Bowles
  39. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. —Bill Bradley
  40. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. —Tom Peters
  41. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower
  42. You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower
  43. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan
  44. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. —Arnold Glasow
  45. The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. —Walter Lippman
  46. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. —Ken Blanchard
  47. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. —Harvey Firestone
  48. True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. —Bill Owens
  49. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell
  50. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy
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Dale Roach

Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of Like A Team and has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years. The goal of Like A Team is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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