Leadership Quotes

The most important ingredient of leadership is character. Most of the proficiencies can be learned, but what's inside you is something that's difficult to change.

- Jesse Robredo

62

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

- Marilyn vos Savant

38

Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

- Lewis Grizzard

29

Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.

- Maria Montessori

47

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.

- Tom Peters

16

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

- Mahatma Gandhi

44

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

32

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

33

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

- Abraham Lincoln

20

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

- Henry Ford

18

Walls turned sideways are bridges.

- Angela Davis

6

Leadership is no longer about your position. It's now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference You can lead without a title

- Robin Sharma

30

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

47

When you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.

- Mahatma Gandhi

18

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

- Theodore Roosevelt

11

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

- Alexander the Great

10

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.

- Mahatma Gandhi

37

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.

- Brian Tracy

15

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

- Warren G. Bennis

9

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

- Sigmund Freud

21

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

7

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

21

Look wide, and even when you think you are looking wide - look wider still.

- Robert Baden-Powell

10

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

- Sigmund Freud

11

Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.

- Nelson Mandela

9

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

- Abraham Lincoln

16

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

- Harry S. Truman

9

You see things and you say, 'Why?'. But I dream things and I say, 'Why not?'.

- George Bernard Shaw

9

Look wide, beyond your immediate surroundings and limits, and you see things in their right proportion. Look above the level of things around you and see a higher aim and possibility to your work.

- Robert Baden-Powell

26

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

- Indira Gandhi

26

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

17

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

- Peter Drucker

8

The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.

- Carl Jung

25

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

- George Washington Carver

4

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

- Xunzi

7

You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

8

Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

6

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

- John Wayne

4

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.

- Albert Einstein

8

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

- Aristotle

5

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

4

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.

- Nelson Mandela

16

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

4

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

- Carl Jung

7

The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says Lets GO!

- Harry Gordon Selfridge

33

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

- John C. Maxwell

5

Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.

- Diane Nash

6

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

- Carl Jung

7

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

10

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

- Colin Powell

22