Leadership Quotes

Leadership must be established from the top down.

Sam Rayburn

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

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

Dwight David Eisenhower

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

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.

Robert Townsend

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 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
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