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

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

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

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

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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