Leading Quotes

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

Warren Bennis

Recognition is the greatest motivator.

Gerald C. Eakedale

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.

Harry Firestone

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another

Benjamin Jowett

The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability.

Fred A. Manske, Jr.

As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.

Mary Lou Retton

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Lao Tzu

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.

Yiddish Proverb

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.

Abraham Lincoln

A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.

Yitzhak Rabin

A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.

Frank Howard Clark

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

Henry Miller

Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness

John Sterling

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be.

Rosalynn Carter

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore M. Hesburgh

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

Tony Blair

If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy.

Miyamoto Mursashi

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.

Napoleon Bonapart

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

John C. Maxwell

The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.

Blaine Lee

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his troops will feel they did it themselves.

Lao Tzu

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Updated On : June 09, 2011
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