369 Greatest Quotes About Leadership
Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.
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.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
You don't know what you can get away with until you try.
You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.
I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
First, there is no typical grief cycle, and second, it's not something I went through. I'm still grieving.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
In the worst of times the best among us never lose their moral compass, and that is how they emerge relatively unscathed.
Whether you believe you can or not, you're right.
The first step in calculating which way to go is to find out where you are.
[President Obama] made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be -- I shouldn't say this at Christmastime -- but the next messiah.
If you don't think of the future, you won't have one.
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
If you look after your staff, they'll look after your customers. It's that simple.
I never saw myself as an individual who had any particular leadership powers.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
When you are right,you have no need to be angry. When you are wrong, you have no right to be angry.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I used to say, "Go boldly in among the English," and then I used to go boldly in myself.
Joan of Arc
If you want to be great and successful, choose people who are great and successful and walk side by side with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you're finished.
Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.
I think leadership is not something you learn; it's something you discover.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.