Leadership Quotes

  • Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
    Warren Bennis
  • Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
    General George Patton
  • The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
    Sir Winston Churchill
  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
    John Maxwell
  • So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
    Peter Drucker
  • A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
    Rosalynn Carter
  • 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.
    Jim Rohn
  • 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
  • All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
    John Kenneth Galbraith
  • He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
    Solon
  • I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
    Warren Bennis
  • If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
    Maya Angelou
  • No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
    Arnold Glasow
  • The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
    Harvey Firestone
  • You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
    Brian Tracy
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
    Max Lucado
  • 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

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