Leadership Quotes and Sayings

Communication is the real work of leadership

If you don’t have the heart of the lion you cannot lead the army and if you don’t have the heart of the sheep you cannot hold the arm.


If people are always in a haste to correct you for every mistake you make then it signifies you are a leader.


Characteristics of a leader:
1. He is obedient to elders
2. He is resistant to lies
3. He is very humble
4. He is mentally alert
5. He is honest
6. He uses nice words to people
7. He uses courtesy.

Submitted by: Oyetunde Oreoluwa

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.
Thomas Fuller

A leader… is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
Nelson Mandela

Lead from the back – and let others believe they are in front.
Nelson Mandela

Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk – especially in new undertakings.
Walt Disney

When you see someone do what no one else is doing take notice. Something truly special is about to happen. Not only will they be lifted up, they will lift up those around them as well. That is called leadership.
Tom Krause

Never be afraid of change. Remember, cleaning begins with getting dirty.

Submitted by: Sunita Biddu

It is a duty of a leader to live up to the expectations of the people he leads.

Submitted by: Maduwa Mashudu

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through the argument debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules.
Criss Jami

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.
Criss Jami

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
Edward Abbey

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