Leadership Quotes and Sayings
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
Your greatest area of leadership often comes out of your greatest area of pain and weakness.
– Wayde Goodall
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
When you push through your hesitation, you can achieve amazing results.
What makes a great leader? Knowing & understanding that you don’t need to know everything; you just know how to keep great people around you that do!
They say “To be a leader not a follower”. Yet you must first follow before you can learn how to lead.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter F. Drucker
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.
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
If you’re the president, and an attempt has hasn’t been made on your life, then you’re not a very good one.
Leadership is action, not position.
– Donald H. McGannon
Strong leaders cannot tolerate weak leaders above them.
– Tom Krause
The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
– Charles De Gaulle
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
— Ralph Lauren
Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.
– General George S Patton
The difference between a boss and a leader:
A boss says, “Go!”
A leader says, “Let’s go!”.
If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.
– John C. Maxwell
Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.
– Edward Hennessy
Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
– Stephen Covey
Leadership comes with consistency.
– Junior Seau
Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed, you can’t fool the guys in the locker room. So when you talk about leadership, it comes with performance. Leadership comes with consistency.
– Junior Seau
Communication is the real work of leadership
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