Leadership quotes page 1
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
A leader is not necessarily one who knows the way but one who thinks he knows the way.
A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the
determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.
Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is
necessary to follow, in order to lead.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Groups follow the most charismatic person, even though there is no correlation between
being a good speaker and having great ideas.
Much talking does not make you a leader.
African proverb, Uganda
Leaders aren't born; they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard
work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
One who has conquered himself is worthy of leadership.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
The best executive is
the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he
wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it
Stephen R. Covey
The power to command
has never meant the power to remain mysterious.
The challenge of leadership is is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold,
but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not
arrogant. Have humour, but without folly.
The true leader is always led.
Leadership is based on
a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others
A leader... is like a
shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead,
whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader must be
willing to use it.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Leadership is the art of getting other people to run with your idea as if it were their
Being a leader isn't about being liked. It's about doing what's right.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to
those who are doing well to do even better.
A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding, must undergo the danger
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the
Arnold H. Glasow
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the
open, and the
boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I was the general in the war to save Chrysler... I began by reducing my own salary
a year. Leadership means setting an example. When you find yourself in a position of
leadership, people follow your every move.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
John C. Maxwell
The job of the leader is to develop more leaders.