What develops strong leadership? Norman Schwarzkopf once said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
Here are some great quotes to develop the leader and the character within!
“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
“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” — Harvey S. Firestone
“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” — Arnold Glasow
“Leaders conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts.” — John Gardner
“The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership.” — Jim Loehr
“People will emulate leaders’ behaviors, believing they have silent permission to parrot actions demonstrated at the top of the power hierarchy.” — Phil Buckley
“Leader in its most important sense means being the agent of your own life, influencing the things you care about most in the world to make it a richer life. ” — Stewart Friedman, Total Leadership
Do you have any great quotes to share?