Great words on leadership written by great minds from all walks of life. Through 'quotes' we learn from experiences of others, as I am sure you will as you read this collection of powerful and educative words of wisdom on leadership.


Leader quotes

~ The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!'; a leader says, 'Let's go!' – E.M. Kelly

~ A leader
is a man who makes decisions. Sometimes they turn out right and sometimes they
turn out wrong, but either way, he makes them – Mutual Benefit Life Insurance
Co.


~ Education makes
a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible
to enslave – Henry Peter Brougham

~ The task
of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not
been – Henry Kissinger

~ You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that's assault not leadership – Dwight D Eisenhower

~ Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it – Dwight Eisenhower

~ The older I
get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do –
Andrew Carnegie

~ Leadership
cannot be taught. It can only be learned – Harold Geneen

~ The first
responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In
between, the leader is a servant – 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

~ The leader
must know, must know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly
clear to those around him that he knows – Clarence Randall


~ All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to
confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This,
and not much else, is the essence of leadership – John Kenneth Galbraith

~ Do not go
where the path may lead, go where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo
Emerson

~ Real leaders
are ordinary people with extraordinary determination – Unknown

~ Not the
cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow –
Chinese Proverb


~ Leadership
is the capacity to translate vision into reality – Warren G Bennis

~ Leadership
is action, not position – Donald H. McGannon

~ Leaders
must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them
John C. Maxwell


~ A GOOD
leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a GREAT leader
inspires people to have confidence in themselves – Adlai Stevenson

~ A leader
is a dealer in hope – Napoleon Bonaparte

~ It is hard
to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse – Carl Sagan


~ But the
fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed
at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed
at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown – Don Marquis

~ Inventories
can be managed, but people must be led – Herbert B Swope

~ I cannot
give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure
which is: Try to please everybody – Isaac Newton


~ If you
make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them
think, they’ll hate you – H. Ross Perot

~ If I have
seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of
giants – James Callaghan

~ A leader
must have the courage to act against expert advice – Ralph Nader

~ I start
with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders,
not more followers – Robert Greenleaf


~ Good leaders
must first become good servants – Theodore Hesburgh

~ 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

~ If you
fail to honor your people,

~ They will
fail to honor you,

It is said
of a good leader that

When the
work is done, the aim is fulfilled,

The people will say, "We did this ourselves". Lao Tzu


~ Leadership
has been defined as the ability to hid your panic from others – Anonymous

~ Strong leaders are those who let their pride down, develop resilience and follow in the footsteps of a mentor until they become successful – Albert & Lema Nsah, in The Rising Star

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