Famous Leadership Quotes

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The famous leadership quotes are drawn from men and women that have inspired themselves or others to achieve great things under sometimes hard conditions. I hope you feel as inspired by them as I do.

Famous Leadership Quotes

  • "Every time you express your convictions people with opposing views will come up. That shouldn't stop you from expressing your convictions....If you are a leader or even an innovative thinker you will often be ahead of the crowd and that will at times make you a target. You will require courage." John C. Maxwell
  • "Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone's following you." Henry Gilmer
  • "Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people", that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”  Steve Jobs
  • “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis
  • "The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader.” Albert Einstein
  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” Douglas MacArthur
  • "The roots of effective leadership lie in simple things, one of which is listening. Listening to someone demonstrates respect; it shows that you value their ideas and are willing to hear them."John Baldoni
  • "... three main components of leadership: mastery of the subject-matter, ability convincingly to articulate the particular course of action required and a fervent belief in its correctness." Sir Ninian Stephen
  • "The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office." Dwight D. Eisenhower
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  • "The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there." John Buchan
  • "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." Ken Kesey
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.  John C. Maxwell
  • "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”Theodore Roosevelt
  • "The very essence of leadership is [ that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." Theodore Hesburgh
  • "High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic." George Orwell
  • "Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." Harry S. Truman
  • "The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force." André Maurois
  • "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Peter F. Drucker
  • "A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless." Charles de Gaulle

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  • "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." John F. Kennedy
  • "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." Nelson Mandela
  • "Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses." Mitt Romney
  • "Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned." Harold S. Geneen
  • "Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions." Bo Bennett
  • "You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right." Phil Crosby
  • "Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days." Marco Rubio
  • "Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation." Simon Sinek
  • "Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people." N. R. Narayana Murthy
  • "Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title." Robin S. Sharma
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