Leaders Quotes

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.

Golda Meir

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.

Rudy Giuliani

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

John C. Maxwell

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

Robert Jarvik

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

Eric Hoffer

A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless ... someone's got to make a wake up call.

Warren Bennis

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

General Colin Powell

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.

Rosabeth Moss Kantor

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.

Walter Lippman

The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve the leader, but the number of people served by the leader.

John C. Maxwell.

Being a leader who serves is very different from being a servant leader.

Isabel O. Lopez

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Ray Blunt

It takes leaders to grow other leaders.

Ray Blunt

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.

Goethe

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert.

Vince Lombardi

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

Warren G. Bennis

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.

Warren G. Bennis

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

Warren G. Bennis

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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