Leaders Quotes

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

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.

Vince Lombardi

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.

Charles de Gaulle

Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.

Henry A. Kissinger

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

Henry A. Kissinger

Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.

Ken Blanchard

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.

Robert Baden-Powell

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.

Warren G. Bennis

Good leaders must first become good servants.

Robert Greenleaf

Those who want to solve our problems at the UN are hypocrites... Those who claim to be Arab leaders and whose countries are UN members are infidels.

Osama bin Laden

Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there.

John Kotter

Leaders in all realms and activities of life knew that the power they had come to hold existed because they were responsible to serve the many, thus power was position of service.

Vanna Bonta

Those who had entrusted their leaders knew it was for a purpose, and the purpose should be maintained.

Vanna Bonta

Palestinian and Israeli leaders finally recover the Road Map to Peace, only to discover that, while they were looking for it, the Lug Nuts of Mutual Interest came off the Front Left Wheel of Accommodation, causing the Sport Utility Vehicle of Progress to crash into the Ditch of Despair.

Dave Barry

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

Colin Powell

Some missionaries are giants in the Spirit and pygmies in skills in the Spirit. Work hard to develop a balance. Your leaders, and you, should teach the skills to each other.

Richard G. Scott

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.

Harry S. Truman

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.

Edmund Burke

No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.

Henry Miller

Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.

Henry A. Kissinger

Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.

Warren G. Bennis

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

Warren G. Bennis

It takes leaders to grow other leaders.

Ray Blunt

Leaders learn to lead as apprentices in the classroom of experience with senior leaders.

Ray Blunt
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