Leadership quotes

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.

- Lippmann, Walter

Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.

- Carlyle, Thomas

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than an army of lions commanded by a stag.

- Proverb

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

- Bennis, Warren

Good leadership consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

- John D. Rockefeller

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

- Stendhal, Henri B.

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

- Hesburgh, Theodore M.

The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says lets, GO!

- Selfridge, H. Gordon

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.

- Ford, Henry

Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.

- Covey, Stephen R.

Leadership is action, not position.

- Mcgannon, Donald H.

The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.

- Peters, Thomas J.

Who has not served cannot command.

- Florio, John

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

- Lee Iacocca

It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back.

- Lao-Tzu

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

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

- Ward, William A.

Great leaders understand human behavior rather than the cybernetics of any function.

- Schorr, James

The world of the 90s and beyond will belong to managers or those who make the numbers dance, as we used to say, or those who are conversant with all the business jargon we used to sound smart. The world will belong to passionate, driven leaders -- people who not only have an enormous amount of energy but who can energize those whom they lead.

- Welch, John

Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development.

- Ward, Ted

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