• I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. –Alexander the Great

 

  • “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.”– Reed Markham

 

  • “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” –Arnold Glasow

 

  • “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

 

  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. –Bill Bradley

 

  • Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. –Ross Perot

 

  • Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. –Harry S. Truman

 

  • A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. –John J Pershing

 

  • “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn

 

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

 

  • “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

 

  • “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.” –Leroy Eimes

 

  • “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” –Nancy D. Solomon

 

  • “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”–Abraham Lincoln

 

  • “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • “Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.” –Dave Weinbaum

 

  • “Leadership is not magnetic personality that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people,’ that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” –Peter F. Drucker

 

  • “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” –Colin Powell

 

  • “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” –Stephen Covey

 

  • “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”–Dianne Feinstein

 

  • “The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” –Carlos Ghosn

 

  • “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

 

  • “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” –Margaret Fuller

 

  • “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” –Brian Tracy

 

  • “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” –Arnold Glasow

 

  • “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” –Warren Bennis

 

  • “True leadership lies in guiding others to success–in ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.” –Bill Owens

 

  • “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” –Ray Kroc

 

  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” –Douglas MacArthur

 

  • “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” –Ronald Reagan

 

  • “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” –Kurt Vonnegut

 

  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

 

  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

 

  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” —Albert Einstein

 

  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –Amelia Earhart

 

  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford

 

  • “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein

 

  • “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean

 

  • “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” –Oprah Winfrey

 

  • “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” –Vince Lombardi

 

  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

 

  • There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. –Fuchan Yuan

 

  • What you do has far greater impact than what you say. –Stephen Covey

 

  • Never give an order that can’t be obeyed. –General Douglas MacArthur

 

  • Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. –Woodrow Wilson

 

  • It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. –Latin Proverb

 

  • A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. –Polybius

 

  • The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. –Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

 

  • “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt

 

  • “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” –Sam Rayburn

 

  • “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

 

  • “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” –John Buchan

 

  • “A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.” –Robert Townsend

 

  • “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” –Harold Geneen

 

  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs

 

  • “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” –John Zenger

 

  • “To add value to others, one must first value others.” –John Maxwell

 

  • “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” –Henry Kissinger

 

  • “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.” –Edward Rickenbacker

 

  • “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” –Herbert Swope

 

  • “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –Farrah Gray

 

  • “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” –Helen Keller

 

  • “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” –John Lennon

 

  • “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” –Plato

 

  • “Nothing will work unless you do.” –Maya Angelou

 

  • “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”– Plutarch

 

  • “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” –Jack Welch

 

  • “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers.” –Dee Hock

 

  • “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” –Edith Wharton

 

  • “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” –William Arthur Ward

 

  • “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

 

  • “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” –Andrew Carnegie

 

  • “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

 

  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” –John F. Kennedy

 

  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller

 

  • “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” –Ken Blanchard

 

  • True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. –Bill Owens

 

  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” –Mother Teresa

 

  • “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” –Les Brown

 

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain

 

  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

 

  • “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –Stephen Covey

 

  • “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

 

  • “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” –Aristotle Onassis

 

  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson

 

  • “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand

 

  • The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. –Warren Bennis

 

  • Leadership is influence. –John C. Maxwell

 

  • When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. –Napoleon Bonaparte

 

  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard

 

  • A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. –John Maxwell

 

  • A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. –Ovid

 

  • The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. –Eric Hoffer

 

  • He who has great power should use it lightly. –Seneca

 

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

 

  • Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. –Jesse Jackson

 

  • Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. –Erskine Bowles

 

  • Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. –Tom Peters

 

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

 

  • To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. –Pat Riley

 

  • “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” –David Star Jordan

 

  • “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time in leading yourself–your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent leading your peers.” –Dee Hock

 

  • “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” –Diogenes of Sinope

 

  • “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” –Harvey S. Firestone

 

  • “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” –Warren G. Bennis

 

  • “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” –Charles F. Kettering

 

  • “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” –Joel Barker
  • “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” –John Maxwell

 

  • “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Harold R. McAlindon

 

  • “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

  • “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates

 

  • “Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” –George S. Patton Jr.

 

  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

 

  • “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”–Ken Kesey

 

  • “To lead people, walk behind them.” — Lao Tzu

 

  • “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”– Norman Schwarzkopf

 

  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

  • “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.” –Margaret Wheatley

 

  • “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

 

  • “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 art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” –Tony Blair

 

  • “The highest of distinctions is service to others.” –King George VI

 

  • “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

  • “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” –Jack Welch

 

  • “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” –Peter F. Drucker

 

  • “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” –Peter F. Drucker

 

  • “There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, ‘What happened?'”— Casey Stengel

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