Leadership Quotes

“I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.”
Robert E. Lee


“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.”
Colin Powell (On Leadership)


“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
Peter F. Drucker (Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society)

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
John F. Kennedy

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward

“Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.”
Groucho Marx

“You have to be burning with “an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.” If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”
Steve Jobs

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”
Whoopi Goldberg

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
Peter F. Drucker

“Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then help to orchestrate the energy of those around you.”
Peter F. Drucker

“I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep”

“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 (Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices)

“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.
People will follow.”
Seth Godin (Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us)

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
Sheryl Sandberg

“Many have exchanged the touch of God for the applause of men”
John Paul Warren

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
Norman Schwarzkopf

“Trust is equal parts character and competence… You can look at any leadership failure, and it’s always a failure of one or the other.”
Stephen M.R. Covey (The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything)

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