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
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu
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
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
- Mahatma Gandhi
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
- John C. Maxwell
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter Drucker
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
- Theodore Roosevelt
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
- John D. Rockefeller
The cautious seldom err.
- Confucius
Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
- Jim Rohn
A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
- J. P. Morgan
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
- Mitt Romney
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
- Thomas Sowell
A leader is a dealer in hope.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
- Arnold H. Glasow
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
- William James
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
- Sun Tzu
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
- Deepak Chopra
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
- Andrew Carnegie
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John C. Maxwell
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
- Harold S. Geneen
It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
- Daniel Defoe
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
- Aristotle Onassis
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
- Henry A. Kissinger
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
- William James
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Example is leadership.
- Albert Schweitzer
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
- Donald Trump
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.
- Henry A. Kissinger
Leadership is influence.
- John C. Maxwell
High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
- Laurence J. Peter
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
- John C. Maxwell
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
- W. Clement Stone
There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
- Chuck Tanner
How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett
Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
- Peter Drucker
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
- Henry Miller
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis
No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
- Andrew Carnegie
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
- Ray Kroc
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
- Ray Kroc
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