Best Quotes On Leadership

Let’s share the quotations that have inspired many leaders as they launched projects, companies, written books, and lead teams. 
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Below are the top leadership quotes of all time.

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

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 Drucker

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

Good strategy requires leaders who are willing and able to say no to a wide variety of actions and interests. Strategy is at least as much about what an organization does not do as it is about what it does. ― Richard P. Rumelt

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell
The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery

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

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. — Peter Drucker

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

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

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people someplace to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. — Ken Kesey

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. — John Maxwell

So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work. — Peter Drucker

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 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

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. —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

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. — Brian Tracy

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

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

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

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