Leadership Quotes

Leadership Quotes
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

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

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

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
George W. Bush

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Stephen Covey

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.
Larry Bird

Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it – short-term pain for long-term gain.
George Will

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
John Buchan

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
Marian Anderson

Presidential leadership needn’t always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.
Donald Rumsfeld

Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Donald Rumsfeld

Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Hubert H. Humphrey

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey S. Firestone

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
Tom Landry

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
Tony Dungy

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.
Tom Landry

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

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.
Woodrow Wilson

The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
Adolf Hitler

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.
Ingvar Kamprad

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.
Andrew Greeley

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
Indra Nooyi

Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Tom Peters

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute.
William Pollard

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
Alan Autry

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