Leadership Quotes

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Whether our task is fighting poverty, stemming the spread of disease or saving innocent lives from mass murder, we have seen that we cannot succeed without the leadership of the strong and the engagement of all.

Kofi Annan

Leadership without support is like trying to make bricks without enough straw. True leaders reinforce their ideas and plans with strategic partnerships, alliances and supportive audiences.

Reed Markham, PhD

Leadership is an interactive conversation that pulls people toward becoming comfortable with the language of personal responsibility and commitment.

John G Agno

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

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
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