Leadership Quotes

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Leadership is action, not position.

Donald H. McGannon

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

Tom Landry

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

Robert Townsend

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

Dianne Feinstein

Popularity is not leadership.

Richard Marcinko

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

Peter F. Drucker

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.

William Pollard

The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

Faye Wattleton

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

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

Harold S. Geneen

Communication is the real work of leadership.

Nitin Nohria

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

The only real training for leadership is leadership.

Anthony Jay

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

Peter F. Drucker

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

Bill Clinton

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

Dwight David Eisenhower

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

Robert Jarvik

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

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

A leader may symbolize and express what is best in people, like Pericles, or what is worst, like Hitler, but he cannot successfully express what is only in his heart and not in theirs

Charles Yost

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

A good leader inspires other men and women with confidence. A great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.

Reed Markham

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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