Leadership Quotes

* 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

* You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

* 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

* Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren
Bennis

* Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton

* Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you
become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch

* You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions

* My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to
rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires
confidence. —General Montgomery

* 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 Drucker

* Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can
change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead

* 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

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

* Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if
you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy

* I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce
more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader



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

* 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

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

* 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 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

* Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their
personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can
accomplish. —Sam Walton

* 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. —GEN Douglas MacArthur


* 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

* Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want
done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower

* Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton