Top 30 Quotes on Leadership.

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Leadership is unveiled by vision, driven by passion, activated by planning, engineered by sacrifice, and actualized by tireless pursuit.

It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times as Charles Dicken once quipped, that is the life of a leader. A leader is a dealer in hope, positivity, and optimism in trying times, and in crisis, the leader charts a course for recovery. A leader’s job is to create an enabling environment where your people can do their best work and become a better version of themselves.

Here are some great quotes on Leadership:

  • “Leadership as the art of getting people to do what they might not otherwise do, and to like it.”- Harry Truman
  • “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.” – VINCE LOMBARDI
  • “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” –Peter F. Drucker
  • “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” –Warren G. Bennis
  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa, 
  • “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
  • “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward
  • “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” —Andrew Carnegie
  •  “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” –Stephen Covey
  •  “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” –John Buchan
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs
  • “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” -Ralph Nader
  •  “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter
  • “The challenge of leadership 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 humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do, and let them surprise you with their results.” – George Patton
  • “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
  •  “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves”- Ray Kroc
  • “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more follower”  – Ralph Nader
  • “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”- Norman Schwartzkopf
  • “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!”; a leader says “Let’s go!”” – E.M. Kelly
  • “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… Out of discord, harmony… And out of difficult, opportunity.” — Albert Einstein 
  • “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together, we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa
  • Leadership is about influence. Nothing else”. – John C. Maxwell

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