Leadership Quotes

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

Tom Landry

Leadership is action, not position.

Donald H. McGannon

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The Chinese leadership hoped that the world would soon forget the Tiananmen Square massacre. Our job in Congress is to ensure that we never forget those who lost their lives in Tiananmen Square that day or the pro-democracy cause for which they fought.

Tom Lantos

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

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.

Eric Hoffer

I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people.

Indira Gandhi

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.

Elaine Agather

Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.

Donald Rumsfeld

The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore Hesburgh

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.

Donald Rumsfeld

In this era of world leadership, the metal detector is the altar and the minicam may be god.

Hugh Sidey

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people

Indira Gandhi

Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.

Dyan Machan

Leadership development is not an event.

John G Agno

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

Lee Iacocca

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.

Bill Bradley

Leadership is applicable to all facets of life: a competency that you can learn to expand your perspective, set the context of a goal, understand the dynamics of human behavior and take the initiative to get to where you want to be.

John G Agno

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

Jesse Jackson

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen R. Covey

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

Mahatma Gandhi

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Norman Schwarzkopf
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