Leadership Quotes

Leadership development is self-development.

John G Agno

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore Hesburgh

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.

Tom Landry

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

Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crew.

Grace Murray Hopper

A salesman, like the storage battery in your car, is constantly discharging energy. Unless he is recharged at frequent intervals he soon runs dry. This is one of the greatest responsibilities of sales leadership.

R. H. Grant

We are now spending half a trillion dollars on foreign oil, importing 62 percent of the oil we use, and we havent had the leadership in D.C. to do anything about it. We've got to move to other sources of energy. But weve gotten way behind, and will continue to pay the fiddler. Its not a good future.

T. Boone Pickens

Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.

Edward Hennessy

Strategic communication is at the core of effective leadership. Through a leader's use of verbal and written symbols employees are motivated or deflated, informed or confused, productive or apathetic. A leader's ability to carve off the verbal fat and get to the meat of an issue, idea or plan will find success at every turn.

Reed Markham, PhD

Leadership is a noble calling. In addtion to meeting well-defined strategic objectives, leaders must also help their organizations make meaningful contributions to social issues, economic growth, and political stability. That's why effective organizational leadership plays a vital role in shaping our world.

Robert L. Joss

Leadership must be established from the top down.

Sam Rayburn

You do not lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight David Eisenhower

We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership

Bill Clinton

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Jesse Jackson

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter F. Drucker

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

Anthony Jay

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Communication is the real work of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

Harold S. Geneen

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?

Max De Pree

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Faye Wattleton

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter F. Drucker

Popularity is not leadership.

Richard Marcinko

Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.

Dianne Feinstein
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