Leadership Quotes

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

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
- Casey Stengel

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
- Lee Iacocca

We will make them think it’s their idea. That’s how all great leaders fool people.
- Laura Preble

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
- Jim Rohn

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
- Peter Drucker

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

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.
- Woodrow Wilson

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 task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- John Buchan

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
- Marian Anderson

Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
- Bertolt Brecht

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
- Tom Landry

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.
- Tom Landry

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis

The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
- Tony Dungy

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