Leadership Quotes

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John Maxwell

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S. Geneen

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

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.

Vince Lombardi

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

Jim Rohn

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max Depree

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Stephen R. Covey

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold H. Glasgow

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there

James Buchanan

Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don't see themselves as leaders.

Stephen R. Covey

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

Warren G. Bennis

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.

J. Donald Walters

Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate toward some goal which they come to find desirable.

Ordway Tead

I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.

George W. Bush

Leadership has been defined as the ability to hide your panic from others

Unknown

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.

Unknown

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Tony Blair

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Leadership is like the old galley ships. 100s are rowing, but only one (the captain) knows where they are going

Unknown

Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.

John Kotter

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

Golda Meir

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.

Reed Markham, PhD

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.

Reed Markham

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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