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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

Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself. -Andrew Carnegie

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

One voice can change a room. -Barack Obama

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. -Jim Rohn

leadership quotes
leadership quotes

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character. – Unknown

Call others into leadership with you.— Jacobia Solomon

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Adams

inspirational leadership quotes

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. —Arnold H. Glasow

When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.

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

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joshua J. Marine

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

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. — George Patton

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

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

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs,

leadership quotes by women

You are never too small to make a difference. – Greta Thunberg

The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them. -Ida B. Wells

If you don’t have an evolving growth strategy, then you and your team are just driving around the block. You may be doing well, but you’re not going anywhere. -Shannon Byrne Susko

Rooting for other people’s failure does get in the way of your success. -Amy Poehler

You don’t need a title to be a leader. You lead by example.

leadership quotes by women
leadership quotes by women

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.—Whoopi Goldberg

Women in leadership roles can help restore balance and wholeness to our communities. -Wilma Mankiller

No matter how senior you get in an organization, no matter how well you’re perceived to be doing, your job is never done. -Abigail Johnson

Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. – Shirley Chisholm

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. – J. K. Rowling

servant 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.

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 De Pree

It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. —Albert Schweitzer

The utmost form of respect is to give sincerely of your presence. ― Mollie Marti

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill

Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself—to serve. ― Wm. Paul Young

Nothing much happens without a dream. For something really great to happen, it takes a really great dream.

Authority: The skill of getting people to willingly do your will, because of your personal influence. — James C. Hunter

I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people. -Nelson Mandela

famous leadership quotes

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. -Jim Rohn

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. —Plutarch

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

To add value to others, one must first value others.-John Maxwell

famous leadership quotes
famous leadership quotes

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

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

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. — Aristotle

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

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion — JIM ROHN

bad leadership quotes

True leaders do not make choices with reference to the opinion of the majority. They make choices based on the opinion of the truth and the truth can come from either the majority or the minority! ― Israelmore Ayivor

Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under led.- Stephen Covey.

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus

Don’t be fooled by bad leadership quotes and don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

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

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

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Simon Sinek

A leader is admired, a boss is feared. -Vicente del Bosque

The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse. — Andy Gilman

best leadership quotes

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

If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. – Jim Rohn

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

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.-David Star Jordan

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. – Jim Rohn

best leadership quotes
best leadership quotes

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails. -John Maxwell

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. Peter F. Drucker

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. —Ayn Rand

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

motivational leadership quotes

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. -Ancient Indian Proverb

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Thing big goals and win big success. —David Joseph Schwartz

Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities. – Robert H. Schuller

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. -Peter F. Drucker

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. –Margaret Thatcher

Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals. -Unknown

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Chuck Swindoll

We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves. John C. Maxwell

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

short leadership quotes

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation — SIMON SINEK

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Thing big goals and win big success. —David Joseph Schwartz

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. Peter F. Drucker

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.- Albert Schweitzer

short leadership quotes
short leadership quotes

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

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. – Jack Welch

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

john maxwell leadership quotes

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness. -John C. Maxwell

Success for the leader is a single victory. However, when the protg experiences success, it becomes a double win. -John C. Maxwell

The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying ― John C. Maxwell

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

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

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

The best leaders are humble enough to realize their victories depend upon their people.

Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date. – John C. Maxwell

The better leader you are, the better leaders you will attract. -John C Maxwell

Most People have a desire to look for the exception instead of the desire to become exceptional. – John Maxwell

military leadership quotes

No man has ever listened himself out of a job. – Calvin Coolidge

Leaders must be seen to be up front, up to date, up to their job and up early in the morning. – Marcus Sieff

Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully. -John A. Lejeune

Great powers don’t get angry, great powers don’t make decisions hastily in a crisis. – General John Allen

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

military leadership quotes
military leadership quotes

I can’t expect loyalty from the army if I do not give it.

We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf. -George Orwell

Battles are won by slaughter and manoeuvre. The greater the general, the more he contributes in manoeuvre, the less he demands in slaughter. – Winston S. Churchill

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. – Cynthia Ozick

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

positive leadership quotes

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Thing big goals and win big success. —David Joseph Schwartz

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

Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas -Margaret Thatcher

When people talk, listen completely. -Ernest Hemingway

I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs. -Samuel Goldwyn

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

You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. – Nelson Mandela

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

You manage things; you lead people. Grace Hopper

High expectations are the key to everything. -Sam Walton

teamwork leadership quotes

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. -Henry Ford

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. -James Cash Penney

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. – Virginia Burden

Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

teamwork leadership quotes
teamwork leadership quotes

I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers and that people flourish when they are praised. – Richard Branson

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.―Isaac Newton

Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

We’re a team. One person struggles, we all struggle. One person triumphs, we all triumph. – Unknown

abraham lincoln quotes on leadership

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.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion. ― Abraham Lincoln

Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong. -― Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. -Abraham Lincoln

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. – Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand. -Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. -Abraham Lincoln

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. – Abraham Lincoln

funny leadership quotes

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. ― Thomas Sowell

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. -Casey Stengel

When I finally got a management position, I found out how hard it is to lead and manage people. – Guy Kawasaki

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

Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that. -Ellen Degeneres

funny leadership quotes
funny leadership quotes

What Washington needs is adult supervision. – Barack Obama

By trying, we can easily endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean. –Mark Twain

Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there. Tony Robbins

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. -Euripides

I’m a leader not a follower. Unless it’s a dark place, then you are going first. – Unknown

leadership quotes for work

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. —Albert Einstein

A leader is a dealer in hope. -Napoleon

When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. —Charles Dickens

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. —Thomas Carlyle

You Don’t Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great. – Zig Ziglar

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

You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. – Nelson Mandela

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

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

business leadership quotes

Just because you are a CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.

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

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. -John D. Rockefeller Jr.

A vision we give to others of who and what they could become has power when it echoes what the spirit has already spoken into their souls. -Larry Crabb

business leadership quotes
business leadership quotes

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

Charlatans are like poisonous mosquitoes dressed as butterflies. ― Victoria Montgomery Brown

Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt. —Victoria Ransom

If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. — Mark Zuckerberg

Our chief want in life, is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great.

martin luther king leadership quotes

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other

We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

poor leadership quotes

Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. Peter F. Drucker

It’s unfair to see managers buying brand new cars for themselves when the salaries of their workers still remain unpaid! Good leaders are not selfish thinkers!

Effectively clear communication is crucial to a transformational leadership while poor communication is its biggest enemy. — Farshad Asl

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. — Bill Gates

The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse. — Andy Gilman

poor leadership quotes

Uncertainty is not an indication of poor leadership; it underscores the need for leadership. — Andy Stanley

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

A bad leader can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee and the remainder to lose all motivation.

I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.

The reason music became so powerful to our generation is that it’s art you can consume in your car, and we were driving around a lot.-Steve Earle

quotes about leadership and teamwork

I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.

Don’t tell Helen Keller that she had disabilities. She knew that a person is more than the sum of their parts.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. -Michael Jordan

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. – Albert Schweitzer

quotes about leadership and teamwork
quotes about leadership and teamwork

If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that? – Mathew Woodring Strover

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John Rockefeller

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. ― Virginia Burden

Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need. – Mike Krzyzewski

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. -James Cash Penney

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