Quotes About Leadership
Famous Quotes on Leadership
- Don’t let the stupid things others do be the reason you do stupid things.
- When we believe that we matter and what we do matters, we lead from within.
- Dream, imagine, think, and plan all you want. Nothing happens until you take the first step.
- Fearing failure is a sure way to fail.
- “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead Leaders can accomplish a lot more with a team than they can by themselves.
- “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy
- True leaders understand that it’s not about titles.
- “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado
- As a leader you have to be willing to stand alone.
- “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams
- Your actions should always inspire and bring out the best in others.
- “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” —Norman Schwarzkopf
- Character is the most important quality in leadership.
- A leader will help others connect the dots and see where they are going.
- “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden
- The mark of a good leader is humility and in recognizing where all gifts come from.
- “The leader is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells, “Wrong jungle!”” – Stephen R. Covey
- Leaders are not afraid to admit their mistakes. Keep charging!
- “I learned that if you aren’t willing to put yourself in “this is crazy” situations, you’ll never experience “this is awesome” moments.” – Mark Batterson
- Leaders are willing to take risks to achieve their goals and dreams.
- “The race to be a leader is crowded, but the field is wide open for those willing to be servants.” – Rick Warren
- Servant leadership is the essence of true leadership.
- “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
- Never underestimate your God-given talents and abilities.
- If you plan to grow a business, plan to grow people.
- Don’t narrow the dream, expand the team. From: “Dream Builders”
- It’s amazing how a good word motivates better than a criticism. See the bad, say the good.
- The advantage of a poor memory is I’m constantly coming up with new ideas!
- Hey give yourself permission to make a difference. If not you, who?
- If you hide your failures, you’ll fail. From: “Open Leadership – The Failure Imperative”
- If you can reach your vision with your current resources, you need a bigger vision!
- You don’t see you like others see you. From: “Spotting Blind Spots”
- Enjoying approval is healthy. Needing it is sick.
- What’s worse than failure? Succeeding at what doesn’t matter.
- The more leaders focus on “what” the more effective they are.
- People that can’t decide what they like end up liking nothing.
- “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 Serving others is the cardinal point of leadership.
- “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” —Ken Blanchard
- When leaders put forth a compelling vision people will follow.
- “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” -Peter Drucker
- Management is easy; leadership is hard. Be a leader.
- “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” -John F. Kennedy
- Leaders never stop learning, growing, and developing.
- “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” -John D. Rockefeller
- Leaders inspire others to do great things.
- “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” -Bill Bradley
- Leaders inspire others to be better people.
- “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” -Warren Bennis
- “You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
- Broaden your circle and never stop growing.
- “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela
- It’s not always about what you know – it’s how you apply it and how you treat people.
- “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” – Ronald Reagan
- A smart leader will empower his or her people and get out of the way.
- “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
- What goal and dream are you pursuing?
- “Don’t let the voice of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs
- There is a lot of chatter out there. Be true to yourself and trust your instincts.
- “Effective leaders know that you first have to touch people’s hearts before you ask them for a hand” – John Maxwell
- Always connect with the heart first.
- “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
- Your attitude will make you or break you. Choose it wisely.
- “As a leader sometimes you will have to defy the critics and ignore the experts and just do what’s in your heart.” –Doug Dickerson (Just for good measure)
- Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger, and achieve greater. Perhaps the most important leadership skill you can develop is the ability to provide inspiration to your team. If you inspire them to reach for the stars, they just might bring you back the moon.
- If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –
- To be a good leader, you sometimes need to go down the untraveled path. Being bold in the face of uncertainty will help give your team courage and motivate them to keep striving when the going gets tough.
- You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” –
- 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.
- “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.
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Leadership is lonely. No matter how big your team, sometimes it’s just you–which means you sometimes need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration.
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Power isn’t control at all–power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.
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
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
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
“If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see”
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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.
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.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
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.