40 best Leadership Quotes for becoming a good leader
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
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader
You manage things; you lead people
-Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality
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
A leader is a dealer in hope.
You don’t need a title to be a leader
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground
-Sir Winston Churchill
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm
A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Leadership is influence
-John C. Maxwell
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position
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
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
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want 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
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-General George Patton
Education is the mother of leadership
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand
-General Colin Powell
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other
-John F. Kennedy
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the da
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise