Jack Hyles was a leading figure in the Independent Baptist movement, having pastored the First Baptist Church of Hammond in Hammond, Indiana, from 1959 until his death. Here are some quotes about leadership by Pastor Hyles.
- The leader must be alone while others are with each other.
- Real leaders would rather follow.
- The follower is as important as the leader.
- Leadership is made for service.
- Leadership is forced on a man who is prepared but unaware.
- Leadership always has to be learning.
- The wise follower will want to build strong leaders.
Some More Quotes on Leadership
“Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.”— Ross Perot
“Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.”— Oscar Wilde
“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”— Ralph Nader
“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.”— Peter Drucker
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”— Theodore Roosevelt
“A leader is a dealer in hope.”— Napoleon Bonaparte
“To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone.”— Harry Truman
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others; it is the only thing.”— Albert Schweitzer
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert.”— Theodore Roosevelt
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”— John Quincy Adams
“The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.”— Eric Hoffer
“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.”— Harold S. Geneen
“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”— John Maxwell
“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”— Kenneth Blanchard
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”— General George Patton
“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”— Norman Schwarzkopf