Leadership Quotes and Sayings

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

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.

Submitted by: jhagz on September 16, 2013

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!

Submitted by: Dr. T R "doc" Smith, PhD on March 24, 2013

Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.
– General George S Patton

They say “To be a leader not a follower”. Yet you must first follow before you can learn how to lead.

Submitted by: Leo on October 19, 2012

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– Peter F. Drucker


Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
– Stephen Covey

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

Submitted by: DUODU HENRY APPIAH-KORANG on June 19, 2016

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

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

Submitted by: Sunita Biddu on January 14, 2016

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

Submitted by: Maduwa Mashudu on July 26, 2015

If you’re the president, and an attempt has hasn’t been made on your life, then you’re not a very good one.

Submitted by: Nathan Cheecham on September 29, 2013

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

The difference between a boss and a leader:
A boss says, “Go!”
A leader says, “Let’s go!”.

Submitted by: Arun Kumar on January 19, 2013

As a good player shows his assistance within his team, as a good leader shows his positive attitude within his society.

Submitted by: NTWALI Kevin on July 18, 2018

A leader’s most valuable asset is the strength of his people.

Submitted by: TASNEEM HAMEED on May 27, 2017

A living dog is better than a dead lion.

Submitted by: Mathias on May 3, 2017

A true leader will not give commands, he follows them. He is a servant to others, always the first one to help others.

Submitted by: Brent on April 2, 2017

Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.
– Edward Hennessy

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

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

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

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