Leadership quotes page 3
A leader knows what's best to do. A manager knows merely how best to do it.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader,
success is all about growing others.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You can't blow an uncertain
Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontended persons and one ingrate.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one,
be without the strategy.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
The things we fear most in organizations - fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the
primary sources of creativity.
Margaret J. Wheatley
You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
From a management standpoint, it is very important to know how to unleash people's inborn
creativity. My concept is that anybody has creative ability, but very few people know how to
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of
the reasons for his actions.
No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under
W. A. Nance
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly
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.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
What makes a good follower? The single most important characteristic may well be a
willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly
dependant on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or
not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination.
Warren G. Bennis
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are
John Quincy Adams
People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
H. Ross Perot