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800 Inspirational Quotes About Leading By Example (2023)

1. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change.”  Matshona Dhliwayo 


2. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others. ” — Roy T. Bennett


3. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward, author


4. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there. ” – John Buchan, novelist, historian and politician


5. “What makes leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.”— Harry Truman


6.  Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker


7. The best leaders can make the best out of their teams in any situation. A good leader will lead his team from 


8. “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


9.   “Without being willing to fail and continually get back up again, I would never have been able to find the right market and establish my product within it


10. “You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title. ” —Travis Bradberry, author


11. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. ” — Norman Schwarzkopf


12. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham


13. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly. ” Brian Tracy


14. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change. ” — Matshona Dhliwayo


15. “It’s easy to ask other people to open up and to judge them if they don’t, but it’s always difficult to lead by example. ” — Chris Harrison


16. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


17. “Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.” Paul Wellstone. “People may teach what they know, but they reproduce what they are.”.


18. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”— Marianne Williamson


19. “Persuasive communication involves enthusiasm, animation, audience participation, authenticity and spontaneity.” — John Maxwell


20. “The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. ” – John C. Maxwell


21. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.  Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis


22. “Being an example to others is a requirement of following Jesus, even though none of us will ever be a perfect example.” 


23. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. ” James Freeman Clark


24. “To lead people, walk beside them.  As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate.  When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.'” — Lao-Tsu


25. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. ” – Peter Drucker


26. “If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.”- Indra Nooyi


27. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. ” — Theodore M. Hesburgh


28. “I think leadership comes from integrity – that you do whatever you ask others to do. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. Just by providing a good example as a parent, a friend, a neighbor makes it possible for other people to see better ways to do things. Leadership does not need to be a dramatic, fist in the air and trumpets blaring, activity.” — Scott Berkun


29. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. ” – Sam Rayburn, former speaker of the House


30. “They may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buecher


31. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. ” —Isaac Newton, English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer


32. “Every relationship in your organization will affect you one way or another. Those who do not increase you will inevitably decrease you. “ – John Maxwell


33. “Seek advice, but make sure it’s from someone who has successfully handled mistakes or adversities.” – John Maxwell


34. 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


35. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. ” H. Jackson Brown, Jr


36. “A person who is worthy of being a leader wants power not for himself, but in order to be of service.” — J. Ervin, Jr.


37.  Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. —Vince Lombardi


38. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn


39. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr


40. “The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others. ” — François de la Rochefoucauld


41. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft


42. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change. ” Matshona Dhliwayo


43. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” —William Arthur Ward, writer


44. “By loving them for more than their abilities, we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments. ”


45. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” — Theodore Roosevelt


46. “When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders. ” Craig Groeschel


47. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. ” – Andrew Carnegie


48. “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” Warren Buffet


49. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. ” – President Theodore Roosevelt


50. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy


51. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” William Arthur Ward


52. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery


53. “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” Napoleon Hill


54. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State


55. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.” — Herbert B. Swope


56. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. ” — Ross Perot


57. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. —Benjamin Franklin


58. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word. ” Brian Tracy


59. “A true leader always leads by example, by demonstrating to others how the work is done. “ Sri Krishna. “Great leaders lead by example, not by making an example ...


60. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ”- John Quincy Adams


61. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ” George Patton


62. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow. ”- Himanshu Bhatia


63. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”


64. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Arnold Glasow


65. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Oprah Winfrey


66. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” - William Arthur Ward


67. “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.”- Indra Nooyi


68. “A person who is worthy of being a leader wants power not for himself, but in order to be of service. ” — J. Ervin, Jr


69. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly."


70. “There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being to help someone succeed.” — Alan Loy McGinnis


71. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his workis done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. · 2. Where 


72. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – Gen. George S. Patton


73. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy


74. “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.” Edward R. Murrow


75. “In order to be happy, human beings must feel they are continuing to grow. Clearly, we must adopt the concept of continuous improvement as a daily principle. ” — Tony Robbins


76. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Bob Marley


77. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have. ” —Padmasree Warrior, CEO & founder of Fable


78. “You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself. ”- Stephen Covey


79. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. ” — Isaac Newton


80. “The children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. ”


81. “It’s easy to ask other people to open up and to judge them if they don’t, but it’s always difficult to lead by example. ” — Chris Harrison


82. “You don’t lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership. ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


83. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – President John Quincy Adams


84. “The hallmark of a well-managed organization is not the absence of problems, but whether or not problems are effectively resolved. ” — Steve Ventura


85. “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” — Colin Powell


86. “Talented performers flock to the best and brightest leaders, and these leaders in turn lift the lids off their people and uncork the latent talent inside of them.” – John Maxwell


87. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. ” Peter Drucker


88. “Those who lead by example and demonstrate passion for what they do make it much easier for their followers to do the same. ” – Marshall Goldsmith


89. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. ” — Max DePree


90. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow. ” —Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Chesterfield


91. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ” —Peter F. Drucker, author and educator


92. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. ”


93. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. ” Ross Perot


94. “Take care, don’t fight, and remember: if you do not choose to lead, you will forever be led by others. Find what scares you, and do it. And you can make a difference, if you choose to do so.”— J. Michael Straczynski


95. “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. ” — Tom Landry


96. “The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership. ” — Jim Loehr


97. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. ” —E. Joseph Cossman, inventor and businessman


98. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. ” —Dianne Feinstein, Senior United States Senator


99. “What makes leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it. ” — Harry Truman


100. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. ” Mary Tyler Moore


101. “A true leader always leads by example, by demonstrating to others how the work is done. Sri Krishna, being a great spiritual leader of his time, also chose to perform certain worldly activities. Why? He explains, “If ever I cease to be vigilantly engaged in action, then people would follow my footsteps in every way and no one would perform action.”28 The life of Krishna is marked by ordinariness. He did the earthly job of cow herding, and also indulged in romancing, dancing and playing the flute. He demonstrated a life for others to emulate. He led a balanced life with his strengths as well as frailties. His life was, therefore, not extraordinary. He was not an epitome of perfection. He showed others how to lead a normal, worldly life by himself performing all the actions and yet drifting away from it by reaching for higher ideals.” 


102. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ” —George Patton, general in the United States Army


103. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” — Ken Kesey


104. “As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go.” Jim Rohn


105. “We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” Peter Drucker


106. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Mary Tyler Moore 


107. 'Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.''


108. “The goal of an effective leader is to recondition your team to be solution focused rather than problem focused.” — Jim Rohn


109. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ” —Dolly Parton, musician


110. We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. —Marco Rubio


111. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one.” Brian Tracy


112. “To lead people, walk beside them. As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence … When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!’” – Lao Tzu, philosopher


113. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others. ”- Roy T. Bennett​​​​​​​


114. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly


115. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. ” — Theodore Roosevelt


116. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” Sam Rayburn


117. I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. —Warren Bennis


118. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ” — Martin Luther King, Jr


119. “I think it's a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all ...


120. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ” —Warren Buffett, investor


121. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see. ” — Leroy Eimes


122. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. ” - Jack Welch


123. “A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” — Ralph Nader


124. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey. ” —Charles S. Lauer, author and businessman


125. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change. ”- Matshona Dhliwayo


126. “If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. ”- Indra Nooyi


127. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. ” — Ken Kesey


128. “People are inspired by action. So, when it comes to charity work and leadership, leaders should always remember that it is a lot easier to encourage others on your team to join in on an effort if they see you doing it.” 


129. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality. ” – Warren G. Bennis, founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California


130. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or to be the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton


131. “When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.”


132. “If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee


133. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. ” – Arnold Glasow, humorist and author


134. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. —Herbert Swope


135. “I’ve always subscribed to the belief that the best leader is not one who has the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders. I strive every day — and in every program and offering we have at Integrous Women — to create more conscious, confident, and soulful leaders who, in return, will build a better world for all. ”


136. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ” – Rosalynn Carter


137. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ” — George Patton


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


139. “Learning is not a one-time event or a periodic luxury. Great leaders in great companies recognize that the ability to constantly learn, innovate, and improve is vital to their success.” Amy Edmondson


140. “Don’t be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.” Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense


141. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell


142. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. —John J Pershing


143. “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours


144. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails. ” John Maxwell


145. “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says ‘Go!’ … a leader says ‘Let’s go!’ — E. M. Kelly


146. “A true martial artist, in my books anyways, is someone who is going to do the right thing and lead by example. ” — Duane Ludwig


147. “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf


148.  Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. —Colin Powell


149. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy


150. “Wronging someone doesn't right them. Leave vengeance. Don't become what you hate. Instead, lead by example. ”


151. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great


152. “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings — and put compensation as a carrier behind it — you almost don’t have to manage them.” Jack Welch


153. “Kids pick up and absorb a lot more than you think they do. I try to do what I think is right, and I try to lead by example. ” — Mark Martin


154. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. ” — Friedrich Nietzsche


155. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones. ” —Brandon Sanderson, author


156. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” — Norman Schwarzkopf


157. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey


158. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” — John C. Maxwell


159. “The leader sees things through the eyes of his followers. He puts himself in their shoes and helps them make their dreams come true. The leader does not say, ‘Get going!’ Instead he says, ‘Let’s go!’ and leads the way. He does not walk behind with a whip; he is out in front with a banner.” Wilfred Peterson


160. “Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact. Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly.” — M. Scott Peck


161. “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes. ” – John Erskine, author


162. “The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.” — Eric Hoffer


163. “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


164. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” — Brian Tracy


165. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” — Jim Rohn


166. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton


167. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… walk the talk, and by example… by example.” Albert Schweitzer


168. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ” —Margaret Mead, anthropologist


169. “The leader’s job is to show the way. The bottom line is that you can’t tell anything about the condition of the way if you've not traveled on it yourself!”


170. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people, who live what they teach, who walk their talk. ” — Tony Robbins


171. “Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece. ” – John Maxwell


172. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. ” —Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankees outfielder & Hall of Fame baseball player


173. “As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go.” — Jim Rohn


174. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.” — Ross Perot


175. “Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive, forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others.” — David J. Schwartz


176. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it … Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” David Ogilvy


177. “The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?” —Mark Sanborn, author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur


178. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal. ” —Ben Carson, U. S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


179. “’Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction. ” – John Maxwell


180. “Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


181. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.” Roy T. Bennett​​​​​​​


182. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes


183. “Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.” — Stephen Covey


184. “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.” – President Harry Truman


185. “A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.”


186. “People change when they hurt enough that they have to, learn enough that they want to, or receive enough that they are able to.” – John Maxwell


187. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn


188. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. —Andrew Carnegie


189. “Every time I get on the court, I want to push my teammates to be better as a leader and lead by example. ” — Joel Embiid


190. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. ” — Ross Perot


191. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. —Eric Hoffer


192. “People who let events and circumstances dictate their lives are living reactively. That means that they don’t act on life, they only react to it. ” — Stedman Graham


193. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But, if you must be without one, be without strategy.” General Norman Schwarzkopf


194. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example.”- Albert Schweitzer                                                                               


195. “People change when they hurt enough that they have to, learn enough that they want to, or receive enough that they are able to. ” – John Maxwell


196. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ” — Indira Gandhi


197. “Coming together is a beginning, and staying together is progress, but only when teams sweat together do they find success. ” – John Maxwell


198. . . In actuality, leading by example is the only way to effect change. Leading by example is one of the most crucial 


199. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” — John Buchan


200. “Leaders don’t rise to the pinnacle of success without developing the right set of attitudes and habits; they make every day a masterpiece.” – John Maxwell


201. “The glue that holds all relationships together–including the relationship between the leader and the led–is trust, and trust is based on integrity. ” Brian Tracy


202. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


203. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. ”- Theodore Roosevelt


204. Whether you're aiming to be the CEO of a million-dollar company or just trying to set a good example for 


205. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” – President John Quincy Adams


206. “I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world. ” — Misha Collins


207. “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says ‘Go!’ … a leader says ‘Let’s go!’ — E.M. Kelly


208. Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. —Ross Perot


209. “If you can't swallow your pride, you can't lead. Even the highest mountain had animals that step on it. ” - Jack Weatherford


210. “Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common to exceptional leaders: honesty, integrity, confidence, compassion and humility.” — John McCain


211. “If you wish a general to be beaten, send him a ream full of instructions; if you wish him to succeed, give him a destination, and bid him conquer.” — Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare


212. “Leadership is no longer about your position. It’s now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference.  You can lead without a title.” — Robin Sharma


213. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances


214. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Theodore Roosevelt


215. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ” – Gen. George S. Patton


216. “You have to lead by example. You have to be the calmest person in the room. You have to be very open. I think the qualities of a director are to enable and to find the best in everybody.”


217. “The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership.” — Jim Loehr


218. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” Billy Graham


219. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership. ” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower


220. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top. ” Simon Sinek


221. “We lead by example. Children learn to model what we we do, not what we say. Always remember when you are a teacher, eyes are on you!”


222. “Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow. ” — Vince Lombardi


223. “The glue that holds all relationships together–including the relationship between the leader and the led–is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” Brian Tracy


224. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.” Brian Tracy


225. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. ” Stephen Covey


226. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.  The worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt


227. “You have to look at your career and personal life at the big-picture level: it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Doing that helps me feel OK during the weeks when one part of my life overwhelms the other. ”


228. “A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be. ” — Jack Welch


229. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. ” — John Maxwell


230. “It all comes down to this: If you want one year of happiness, grow grain, if you want 10 years of happiness, grow trees, if you want 100 years of happiness, grow people.” — Harvey Mackay


231. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.”- Roy T. Bennett​​​​​​​


232. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu


233. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


234. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. ” – Douglas MacArthur


235. “Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them. ” — Booker T. Washington


236. “A good leader walks the talk, takes responsibility and inspires others to also walk the talk and take responsibility. ”- Sri Sri Ravishankar


237. “Credibility is a leader’s currency. With it, he or she is solvent; without it, he or she is bankrupt. ” – John Maxell


238. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” — Sam Rayburn


239. “If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. ” —Thomas Aquinas, Italian philosopher


240. “I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” Lao Tzu​​​​​​​


241. “A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.”– Robert Townsend


242. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. ” —Tony Blair, British politician


243. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley


244. “One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong. ”


245. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur


246. ”Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ” Harry S. Truman


247. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead


248. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.”  – Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State


249. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree


250. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” — John Maxwell


251. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu


252. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia


253. “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where they are going. ” – Joe Namath


254. “You don’t lead people by what you say to them; you lead them by what they see you do. True leaders are self-leaders. ” — Israelmore Ayivor


255. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. ” — John Welch


256. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”- Sheryl Sandberg


257. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better. ” - Steve Jobs


258. “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


259. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” – President Theodore Roosevelt


260. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it.” Marillyn Hewson


261. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed. ” Brian Tracy


262. “Earn your leadership every day. ” — · 2. “A leader leads by example, not by force. ” — · 3. “Example is the best lesson there is. ” — · 4. “People 


263. “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” a leader says “let’s go. ” — E. M. Kelly


264. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”– President Ronald Reagan


265. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” — Stephen Covey, author, businessman and speaker


266. “Leaders show examples. They have something to offer and they’ll offer it by the process of how they got it. Anyone who has no examples to show may not lead better. ”


267. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader


268. “Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example. ”


269. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams


270. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. ”


271. “Teams make you better than you are, multiply your value, enable you to do what you do best, allow you to help others do their best, give you more time, provide you with companionship, help you fulfill the desires of your heart and compound your vision and effort.” – John Maxwell


272. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. ” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft


273. “Most people who want to get ahead do it backward. They think, ‘I’ll get a bigger job, then I’ll learn how to be a leader.’ But showing leadership skill is how you get the bigger job in the first place. Leadership isn’t a position, it’s a process.” — John Maxwell


274. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – President Abraham Lincoln


275. “You don’t lead people by what you say to them; you lead them by what they see you do. True leaders are self-leaders. ” — Israelmore Ayivor


276. “Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy. ” – U. S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf


277. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” – Jack Welch


278. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” – Ronald Reagan


279. “With kids, they don’t do what you want them to do when you want them to do it. Organizations don’t necessarily, either. You’ve got to listen. You’ve got to learn how to influence. ”


280. True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. —Bill Owens


281. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself. ” Brian Tracy


282. “A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there. ” — David R. Gergen


283. “Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliché; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models. “


284. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States


285. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


286. “My research debunks the myth that many people seem to have . . . that you become a leader by fighting your way to the top. Rather, you become a leader by helping others to the top.” William Cohen


287. “Lead by example, it's not about your position and authority, it's about the positive impact you have on a set of persons who lack motivation. ”


288. “There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had


289. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. ” Oprah Winfrey


290. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie


291. “Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures. Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people. Good leaders have vision. Great leaders have values. Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life."


292. It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.


293. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ” Thomas J. Watson


294. “The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people. ” – Brian Tracy


295. “As you become more present in your own life, you will begin to enlighten others by your example. ” — Germany Kent


296. “There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple, and useful life. ” — Booker T. Washington


297. “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. ” — Orison Swett Marden


298. “The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.” — Brian Koval


299. “The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. ” —Warren Bennis, American scholar, organizational consultant, and author


300. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. ” —Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author


301. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


302. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” – Warren G. Bennis, founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California


303. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change. ” —Matshona Dhliwayo


304. “It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.” Teyonah Parris


305. “It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.” — Joe Klock


306. “Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.” — Booker T. Washington


307. “A good leader walks the talk, takes responsibility and inspires others to also walk the talk and take responsibility.”- Sri Sri Ravishankar


308. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”- Steve Jobs


309. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ” – Lao Tzu


310. “Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are. ” — Jim Rohn


311. “You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself.”- Stephen Covey


312. “They may forget what you said, they may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. ” — Carl W. Buecher


313. “It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime. ” — John Maxwell


314. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example. ” — Albert Schweitzer


315. “There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple, and useful life.”— Booker T. Washington


316. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ” John Quincy Adams


317. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. ” – Theodore Roosevelt


318. “Life is never going to be perfect, as much as we want it to be, and I have to lead by example. ” — Patsy Kensit


319. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward.


320.  “A good leader is able to paint a picture of a vision for the future and then enlist others to go on the journey with her. A truly conscious leader recognizes that it is not about her, but that the team is looking to her for inspiration and direction. Keeping her ego in check is essential. ”


321. “My research debunks the myth that many people seem to have . . . that you become a leader by fighting your way to the top. Rather, you become a leader by helping others to the top.”- William Cohen


322. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


323. The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow. - Seth Godin


324. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ” Rosalynn Carter


325. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. ” Harvey Mackay


326. “By loving them for more than their abilities, we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”


327. “The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.” Bill Taylor


328. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives. ” Steven Sinofsky


329. “In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people … they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” — Ken Blanchard


330. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else


331. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. ” — Brian Tracy


332. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO


333. “Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive, forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others. ” — David J. Schwartz


334. “A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.” — Daisaku Ikeda


335. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which have been overcome while trying to succeed.” — Booker T. Washington


336. “Wronging someone doesn't right them. Leave vengeance. Don't become what you hate. Instead, lead by example.” 


337. “Leadership is the ability to establish standards and manage a creative climate where people are self-motivated toward the mastery of long term constructive goals, in a participatory environment of mutual respect, compatible with personal values.” — Mike Vance


338. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. —John Zenger


339. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” 


340. “Leadership is hard to define, and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader. ”


341. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight Eisenhower


342. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” — Peter Drucker


343. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”- Tony Robbins


344. ‘Our survival is at stake now,’ Chinese Telecom giant Huawei crumbles after US ban on Semiconductor exports


345. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes. ” —Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, and speaker


346. “I strongly believe that the responsibility of leadership is to shape the debate—to practice and project the right attributes—whether in a business enterprise, in our society, and even in our religions.” — Farooq Kathwari


347. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” Brian Tracy


348. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ” —Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Independence Movement leader


349.  Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower


350. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.” — Leroy Eimes


351. “Diligent follow-up and follow-through will set you apart from the crowd and communicate excellence.” – John Maxwell


352. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others. ” — Roy T. Bennett


353. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ”


354. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” Tony Robbins


355. “Message to leaders: The first person you lead is You! You earn the right to lead others when they see you lead your own life well. ”


356. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. —Thomas Jefferson


357. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ”– President Ronald Reagan


358. “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.” — Isaac Newton


359. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. —Theodore Roosevelt


360. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. ”


361. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


362. “The three C’s of leadership are Consideration,Caring,and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone. ” — Brian Tracy


363. “The three most important ways to lead people are… by example… by example… by example.” Albert Schweitzer


364. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy


365. “Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


366. Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement. Commit yourself to advancing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. The business environment is quickly changing, and your understanding of the leading practices, thinking, and emerging tools will help you manage for better results. Be a lifelong student.


367. “The really expert riders of horses let the horse know immediately who is in control, but then guide the horse with loose reins and seldom use the spurs.” Sandra Day O’Connor


368. “Part of leadership is knowing when to go ahead with a decision that’s within your authority because you’re really convinced it’s the right thing, even if other people don’t understand it at that point


369. “Character creates consistency, and if your people know what they can expect from you, they will continue to look to you for leadership. ” — John Maxwell


370. “Great communication depends on two simple skills—context, which attunes a leader to the same frequency as his or her audience, and delivery, which allows a leader to phrase messages in a language the audience can understand.” – John Maxwell


371. “Nothing speaks like results. If you want to build the kind of credibility that connects with people, then deliver results before you deliver a message. Get out and do what you advise others to do. Communicate from experience.” John C. Maxwell


372. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change. ”


373. “Every time I get on the court, I want to push my teammates to be better as a leader and lead by example. ” — Joel Embiid


374. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.” – Leroy Eimes, author and leadership expert


375. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ” Ralph Waldo Emerson


376. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. ” – Max DePree


377. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower


378. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ” — General Colin Powel


379. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Orrin Woodward


380. “The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.” — Warren G. Bennis


381. “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


382. “The leader sees things through the eyes of his followers. He puts himself in their shoes and helps them make their dreams come true. The leader does not say, “Get going!” Instead he says, “Let’s go!” and leads the way. He does not walk behind with a whip; he is out in front with a banner.” Wilfred Peterson


383. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy


384. “As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go. ” — Jim Rohn


385. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ” — Thomas J. Watson


386. “Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. ” Bill Bradley


387.  Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. —Stephen Covey


388. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch


389. “Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.” — Lewis H. Lapham


390. “Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


391. “The greatest leader is not the one who does the greatest things, but the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” – Ronald Reagan


392. “The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.” — Cornelius Nepos


393. “The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.” — Harriet Rubin


394.  Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. —Norman Schwarzkopf


395. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse."


396. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


397. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple


398. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. ” — Stephen R. Covey


399. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” Himanshu Bhatia


400. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” —John Quincy Adams, former U. S. President


401. “The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein, physicist


402. “True leaders always practice the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all their actions.” — Anonymous


403. “Great leaders are willing to sacrifice their own personal interests for the good of the team. ” – John C. Maxwell


404. I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn't. —Dee Dee Myers


405. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ” — John Quincy Adams


406. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” Thomas J. Watson


407. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


408. 'Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.''


409. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” Diogenes of Sinope


410. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.”- Himanshu Bhatia


411. “My leadership began to take flight when I allowed myself to press people to change—whether they thanked me or cursed me. ” – John Maxwell


412. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” – John Buchan, novelist, historian and politician


413. “One of the most important actions, things a leader can do, is to lead by example. If you want everyone else to be passionate, committed, dedicated, and motivated, you go first. ” — Marshall Goldsmith


414. “Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.” – Horace


415. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done. ” Brian Tracy


416. “Leadership is not about being in charge. It is about taking care of those in your charge. ” – Simon Sinek


417. “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. ” —Sheryl Sandberg, American business executive, billionaire, and philanthropist


418. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ” – Thomas J. Watson


419. “Message to leaders: The first person you lead is You! You earn the right to lead others when they see you lead your own life well.”


420. “Lead by example with hope, never fear, and know that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. ” — Michelle Obama


421. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.”- Theodore Roosevelt


422. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.” — Walter J. Lippmann


423. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility. ” —Stanley McChrystal, retired United States Army General


424. “The children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.”


425. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ” Bob Marley


426. “Transmit your vision emotionally by gaining credibility, demonstrating passion, establishing relationships and communicating a felt need. Transmit it logically by confronting reality, formulating strategy, accepting responsibility, celebrating victory and learning from defeat.“ – John Maxwell


427. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” — Theodore M. Hesburgh


428. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ” - Ralph Nader


429. “Nothing speaks like results. If you want to build the kind of credibility that connects with people, then deliver results before you deliver a message. Get out and do what you advise others to do. Communicate from experience.”


430. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ”


431. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


432. “We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement. Encouragement is oxygen to the soul. The days are always dark enough. There is no need for us to emphasize the fact by spreading further gloom.” — George M. Adams


433. “Confront your inadequacies and push your personal boundaries: It’s the surest way to grow, improve and expand the scope of your influence.” – John Maxwell


434. You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey


435. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher


436. “The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers … Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.” — Gary Wills


437. “A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” — David R. Gergen


438. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” Eleanor Roosevelt


439. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on. ” — Walter J. Lippmann


440. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


441. Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example.


442. You have to be the calmest person in the room. You have to be very open. I think the qualities of a director are to enable and to find the best in everybody


443. “Wronging someone doesn’t right them. Leave vengeance. Don’t become what you hate. Instead, lead by example. ” — Akiroq Brost


444. You have to lead by example. You have to be the calmest person in the room. You have to be very open. I think the qualities of a director are to enable and to find the best in everybody.


445. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


446. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ” —John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor


447. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. - Andrew Carnegie


448. “Values hold the team together, provide stability for the team to grow upon, measure the team’s performance, give direction and guidance and attract like-minded people.” – John Maxwell


449. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. ” —Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker


450. “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.” — Max Depree


451. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch


452. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill


453. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ” —Martin Luther King Jr. , civil rights activist


454. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton


455. “Every relationship in your organization will affect you one way or another.  Those who do not increase you will inevitably decrease you. “ – John Maxwell


456. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs


457. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning. ” — Mahatma Gandhi


458. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple


459. “It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.” -Barack Obama


460. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ” – William Arthur Ward, author


461. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together. ”- Michelle Obama


462. “If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent, and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.”


463. “Failure is not a one-time event; it’s how you deal with life along the way. Until you breathe your last breath, you’re still in the process, and there is still time to turn things around for the better.”– John Maxwell


464. “True leaders always practice the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all their actions. ” — Anonymous


465. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” – Jack Welch, former GE chairman and CEO


466. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ” - John Quincy Adams


467. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter


468. “I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” — Lao-Tzu


469. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


470. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power. ” Brian Tracy


471. Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and colleagues. Other people can give us the best insight into ourselves—and our own limitations. We must have the courage to ask for help and to request feedback to expand our vision of what's possible.”


472. “The hallmark of a well-managed organization is not the absence of problems, but whether or not problems are effectively resolved.” — Steve Ventura


473. “Lead by example with hope, never fear, and know that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. ” —Michelle Obama


474. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ”


475. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. ” M. D. Arnold


476. “The led must not be compelled. They must be able to choose their own leader. ” – Albert Einstein, physicist


477. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell


478. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change.”


479. “Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization.   When that happens, people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.” — Warren Bennis


480. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ”- Sheryl Sandberg


481. “The people who are lifting the world onward and upward are those who encourage more than they criticize.” — Elizabeth Harrison


482. “I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ” -Mohammad Ali


483. “You need to spend political capital - be unafraid to introduce people, compliment somebody when it’s deserved and stand up for something you really believe in, rather than just go with the flow. ”


484. “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise.   They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” — Sam Walton


485.  Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. —Jesse Jackson


486. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be. ” — Rosalynn Carter


487. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential. ”


488. “Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. “ — Robert Jarvik


489. “Life is never going to be perfect, as much as we want it to be, and I have to lead by example. ” — Patsy Kensit


490. “We need to accept that we don’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes. Understand that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. ”


491. “It’s important to make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. ” -Barack Obama


492. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. ” – Arnold H. Glasow


493. “Earn the right to be heard by listening to others. Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it. ” – John Maxwell


494. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams


495. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another. ” John C. Maxwell


496. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” — General Colin Powel


497. “If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate. ” John C. Maxwell


498. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy


499. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out. ” Ronald Reagan


500. “True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” Sheri L. Dew


501. “The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. ” — Elaine Agather


502. “A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs. ”– Robert Townsend


503. “When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” Craig Groeschel


504. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. ” – Henry Kissinger, former U. S. Secretary of State


505. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” W. Clement Stone


506. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing. ” —Angela Jiang, product manager


507. “A good leader walks the talk, takes responsibility and inspires others to also walk the talk and take responsibility.” Sri Sri Ravishankar


508. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter


509. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”


510. “Diligent follow-up and follow-through will set you apart from the crowd and communicate excellence. ” – John Maxwell


511. “I’m not super outgoing, but I think the biggest thing I can do is lead by example. ” — Christian Pulisic


512. “If you are going to help people reach their potential, they need to be recognized and rewarded. Everyone needs that. ” — Jacqueline Norcel


513. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan


514. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ” Abraham Lincoln


515. “Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.” — Jim Rohn


516. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. ”- Tony Robbins


517. “The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” — Andrew Carnegie


518. “You can’t be successful with other people if you haven’t paid the price of success with yourself.” Stephen Covey


519. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


520. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” James Freeman Clark


521. “If you are going to help people reach their potential, they need to be recognized and rewarded. Everyone needs that.” — Jacqueline Norcel


522. “Leadership is no longer about your position. It’s now more about your passion for excellence and making a difference. You can lead without a title. ” — Robin Sharma


523. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk. ” – Benjamin Hooks, former director of the NAACP


524. “Those who lead by example and demonstrate passion for what they do make it much easier for their followers to do the same.” – Marshall Goldsmith


525. “It’s amazing how many cares disappear when you decide not to be something, but to be someone.” — Coco Chanel


526. “Measure your impact in humanity, not in the likes, but the lives you touch; not in popularity, but in the people you serve. I found that my life got bigger when I stopped caring about what other people thought about me. You will find yours will too. Stay focused on what really matters. There will be times when your resolve to serve humanity will be tested. Be prepared. People will try to convince you that you should keep your empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” Tim Cook


527. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ” Ralph Nader


528. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. ” John C. Maxwell


529. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example. ” — Albert Schweitzer


530. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy. ” —Paul Polman, Dutch businessman


531. “It’s amazing how many cares disappear when you decide not to be something, but to be someone. ” — Coco Chanel


532. “Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good. ”


533. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. ” —Maya Angelou, civil rights activist and poet


534. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.”- Ross Perot


535. “Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.” — Vince Lombardi


536. “You don't lead people by what you say to them; you lead them by what they see you do. True leaders are self-leaders. ”


537. “Leadership crisis erupt when people who have not learnt how to obey instructions are given the privilege to give commands. Leaders are experienced servants. ”


538. “In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people … they no longer can lead solely based on positional power. ” — Ken Blanchard


539. “Earn the right to be heard by listening to others. Seek to understand a situation before making judgments about it.” – John Maxwell


540. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” John C. Maxwell​​​​​​​


541. “I’m not super outgoing, but I think the biggest thing I can do is lead by example. ” — Christian Pulisic


542. “As you become more present in your own life, you will begin to enlighten others by your example.” “If you want more kindness in the world, put some there.” “Instruction is good for a child; but example is worth more.” “A true leader always leads by example, by demonstrating to others how the work is done.


543. “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” — Arnold H. Glasgow


544. “You have to lead by example. You have to be the calmest person in the room. You have to be very open. I think the qualities of a director are to enable and to find the best in everybody.”- Marianne Elliott


545. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. ” —Ginni Rometty, Executive Chairman of IBM


546. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. ” —Stephen R. Covey, American educator


547. “I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” — Charles M. Schwab


548. “The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you. ” — John Maxwell


549. “There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being to help someone succeed. ” — Alan Loy McGinnis


550. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” — Stephen R. Covey


551. “A good example is the best gift you can offer to your children. In your absence, your example is present, which means you are present always. ” — Israelmore Ayivor


552. My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. –Unknown


553. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. ” —Madeleine Albright, former U. S. Secretary of State


554. “Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else’s rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful. ”


555. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” — Max DePree


556. “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


557. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already. ” — John Buchan


558. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” Michelle Obama


559. “The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone.  You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.” — Elaine Agather


560. “The real power of a leader is in the number of minds he can reach, hearts he can touch, souls he can move, and lives he can change.”- Matshona Dhliwayo


561. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” Ronald Reagan


562. “The three C’s of leadership are Consideration,Caring,and Courtesy.Be polite to everyone.” — Brian Tracy


563. “The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures. ” — Warren G. Bennis


564. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves. ” Lao Tzu


565. “Confront your inadequacies and push your personal boundaries: It’s the surest way to grow, improve and expand the scope of your influence. ” – John Maxwell


566. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”- Michelle Obama


567. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu


568. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


569. “Emotional intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80 percent of the “success” in our lives.” Joshua Freedman


570. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 


571. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. ”- Steve Jobs


572. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say. ” — Stephen Covey, author, businessman and speaker


573. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ” - Ronald Reagan


574. “The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.” — Publius Syrus


575. “Character creates consistency, and if your people know what they can expect from you, they will continue to look to you for leadership.” — John Maxwell


576. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”


577. “People don’t mind being challenged to do better if they know the request is coming from a caring heart. ” — Ken Blanchard


578. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” — John Welch


579. “Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example. ” – Vivek Wadhwa


580. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher


581. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”- Billy Graham


582. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. ” — Sam Rayburn


583. “If you want to lead, first learn how to follow.” — Rick Beneteau; “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs; “Leaders don't ...


584. “Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliché; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models.“


585. “Leadership is an art expressed by the demonstration of characters worthy of immitation, emulation and inspiration. It is neither a title nor a postion. ”


586. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ” – President Abraham Lincoln


587. “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Martin Luther King Jr


588. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ” — John C. Maxwell


589. “People who let events and circumstances dictate their lives are living reactively. That means that they don’t act on life, they only react to it.” — Stedman Graham


590. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. ” Jim Rohn


591. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ” - Martin Luther King Jr


592. “The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.” — François de la Rochefoucauld


593. “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” Douglas MacArthur


594. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” – Thomas J. Watson


595. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” Thomas J. Watson


596. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. ” —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer


597. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton


598. “Leadership is about magnetic communication. Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision and the horizon.” — Doug Firebaugh


599. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” Ross Perot


600. “It’s true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.” — John Maxwell


601. “When a leader makes that fateful decision to hold one class of Soldiers to a higher standard over another that person has just set a new standard so low it doesn't register at all.” 


602. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward


603. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or to be the mirror that reflects it. ” — Edith Wharton


604. “If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.” Indra Nooyi


605. “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. ” — Albert Einstein


606. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader


607. “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up and goes.” – John Erskine, author


608. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. —Arnold Glasow


609. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” Harvey Mackay


610. “Seek advice, but make sure it’s from someone who has successfully handled mistakes or adversities. ” – John Maxwell


611. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu


612. “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.” — Tom Landry


613. “There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.” Klaus Balkenhol


614. “The goal of an effective leader is to recondition your team to be solution focused rather than problem focused. ” — Jim Rohn


615. “A good example is the best gift you can offer to your children. In your absence, your example is present, which means you are present always. ” — Israelmore Ayivor


616. “In order to be happy, human beings must feel they are continuing to grow. Clearly, we must adopt the concept of continuous improvement as a daily principle.” — Tony Robbins


617. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” Stephen Covey


618. “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 


619. “‘Restore connection’ is not just for devices, it is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead. ” —Arianna Huffington, founder & CEO, Thrive Global


620. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell


621. “I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Mohammad Ali


622. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell


623. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” Jack Welch


624. Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do, and let them surprise you with their results. - George Patton


625. “The most valuable “currency” of any organization is the initiative and creativity of its members. Every leader has the solemn moral responsibility to develop these to the maximum in all his people. This is the leader’s highest priority.” — W. Edwards Deming


626. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ” —Warren Buffett, investor


627. “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune. ” — Sam Walton


628. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example. ”- Albert Schweitzer


629. “Coming together is a beginning, and staying together is progress, but only when teams sweat together do they find success.” – John Maxwell


630. “Wronging someone doesn’t right them. Leave vengeance. Don’t become what you hate. Instead, lead by example. ” — Akiroq Brost


631. ”Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ” Peter Drucker


632. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about others. - Jack Welch


633. “Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example.”


634. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton


635. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” Thomas J. Watson


636. “The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, the greater your chance for success.” – John Maxwell


637. “Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points. ” – Horace


638. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.” – Walter Lippmann, writer, reporter and political commentator


639. “As you become more present in your own life, you will begin to enlighten others by your example. ” — Germany Kent


640. “It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such. ” — Joe Klock


641. “Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” Ronald Reagan


642. “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


643. “A lot of things about my way of leadership is to be vocal, but I try to lead by example – how I approach work and study the game. Do the things the right way. It’s a great responsibility I love to have. ” — Julius Randle


644. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ” - Jack Welch


645. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit. ” Andrew Carnegie


646. “Leadership is about magnetic communication. Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision and the horizon. ” — Doug Firebaugh


647. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy


648. “Take the emotional temperature of those listening to you. Facial expressions, voice inflection and posture give clues to a person’s mood and attitude.” – John Maxwell


649. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.” Steven Sinofsky


650. “He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” — Henry Ward Beecher


651. “I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a “transformer” in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader.”— Stephen R. Covey


652. “I think it’s a combination of personality traits that have helped me to succeed. Not only hard work - but patience, sacrifice and choosing my battles have all helped me to reach the point in my career to which I aspired, in a company I admired. ”


653. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. ” Orrin Woodward


654. “Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win which is one of the essentials to success.” — Napoleon Hill


655. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. ” —Chuck Swindoll, Christian pastor and radio preacher


656. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow. ” - Seth Godin


657. “A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.” Robert Townsend


658. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see. ” – Leroy Eimes, author and leadership expert


659. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” John Zenger


660. “If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” John C. Maxwell


661. “The better you are at surrounding yourself with people of high potential, the greater your chance for success. ” – John Maxwell


662. “Magic happens when you connect people. I credit much of my success to always making it a point to truly get to know people and help them whenever I can. It’s become the backbone of our firm’s success. Women founders in particular are often highly skilled at making connections that can help advance their businesses. ”


663. “Take the emotional temperature of those listening to you. Facial expressions, voice inflection and posture give clues to a person’s mood and attitude. ” – John Maxwell


664. “Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliché; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models.” – Lee Haney                                                                                                                                                         


665. 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


666. “No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.” — Philip Armour


667. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou


668. “’Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.” – John Maxwell


669. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams


670. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ”


671. “Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ” - George Patton


672. “The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed. ” — Publius Syrus


673. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” — Indira Gandhi


674.  Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —John C. Maxwell


675. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” — George Patton


676. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh


677. “Parents must lead by example. Don’t use the cliché; do as I say and not as I do. We are our children’s first and most important role models. ” – Lee Haney


678. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” M.D. Arnold


679. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ” —Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


680. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold Glasow, humorist and author


681. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I will surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.” — Mahatma Gandhi


682. “Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration — of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.” — Lance Secretan


683. 'Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.'' 


684. “As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view. ” – Madeleine Albright


685. “You can and should set your own limits and clearly articulate them. This takes courage, but it is also liberating and empowering, and often earns you new respect. ”  


686. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


687. “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks, former director of the NAACP


688. My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery


689. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ” — Lao Tzu


690. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. ” — Ross Perot


691. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. ”- Billy Graham


692. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln


693. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. ”


694. “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea


695. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady


696. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. ”


697. “The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” – George Orwell, author [Read Related Article: 5 Tips for Guiding Your Team Through a Rough Patch]


698. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ” Sam Walton


699. “People don’t mind being challenged to do better if they know the request is coming from a caring heart.” — Ken Blanchard


700. “Make sure you’re not just waiting for someone else to fix things, or hoping that things will improve … Figure out what’s going on and make a plan to improve things.” – Kenneth W. Thomas, author


701. “Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference.” — Mac Anderson


702. “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders, and continually develops them.” John Maxwell


703. “The people who are lifting the world onward and upward are those who encourage more than they criticize. ” — Elizabeth Harrison


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


705. “The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. ” — Eric Hoffer


706. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Sheryl Sandberg


707. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. —Stephen Covey


708. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. ” Arnold Glasow


709. “I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people, who live what they teach, who walk their talk. ” — Tony Robbins


710. “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. ” — Arnold H. Glasgow


711. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free. ” Oprah Winfrey


712. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."


713. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing. ” —Mary D. Poole, author


714. “People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future.” Brian Tracy


715. “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. ” — Albert Einstein


716. “A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.” — Russell H. Ewing


717. “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” Indra Nooyi


718. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve. ” Devin Bramhall


719. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform. ” Brian Tracy


720. “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” Brian Tracy


721. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. ” Brian Tracy


722. “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” — Orison Swett Marden


723. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone. ” Brian Tracy


724. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. ” —Herbert Swope, American editor and journalist


725. “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.” Joe Namath


726. “Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration — of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.” Lance Secretan


727. “Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, every movement, and action affects. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent.”


728. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. Here, open it, it's perfect. You'll love it. Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing and hard to recognize. They're risky. They challenge you. ”


729. “He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. ” — Henry Ward Beecher


730. “Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention, and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple.” Edward de Bono


731. “Good leaders organize and align people around what the team needs to do. Great leaders motivate and inspire people with why they’re doing it. ” Marillyn Hewson


732. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams


733. “You can only lead by example.” – Frank Langella                                                             


734. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ” — Thomas J. Watson


735. “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. ”


736. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” Brian Tracy


737. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” – Sam Rayburn, former speaker of the House


738. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” — Vince Lombardi


739. “Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says “Go!” a leader says “let’s go. ” — E. M. Kelly


740. “Being an example to others is a requirement of following Jesus, even though none of us will ever be a perfect example. ”


741. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. ” —Bill Bradley, American politician and former professional basketball player


742. “The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… walk the talk, and by example… by example. ” Albert Schweitzer


743. “Kids pick up and absorb a lot more than you think they do. I try to do what I think is right, and I try to lead by example. ” — Mark Martin


744. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”- John Quincy Adams


745. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Vince Lombardi


746. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.


747. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”- Jim Rohn


748. “There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had.


749. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. ” – Henry Kissinger


750. “High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.” — George Orwell


751. “No one else is going to build the life you want for you. No one else will even be able to completely understand it. The most amazing souls will show up to cheer you along the way, but this is your game. Make a pact to be in it with yourself for the long haul, as your own supportive friend at every step along the way. ”


752. “As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go. ” Jim Rohn


753. “A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ” – John C. Maxwell


754. “Credibility is a leader’s currency. With it, he or she is solvent; without it, he or she is bankrupt.”– John Maxell


755. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ” —Muriel Strode, poet


756. 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


757. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ”


758. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ” — Thomas J. Watson


759. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse


760. “Leadership is about the team - the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect. ”


761. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. ” Billy Graham


762. “The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do. ” — Andrew Carnegie


763. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt


764. “The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. ” — Cornelius Nepos


765. “A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. ” — Ralph Nader


766. “My leadership began to take flight when I allowed myself to press people to change—whether they thanked me or cursed me.” – John Maxwell


767. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” Simon Sinek


768. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ” - Lao Tzu


769. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” Sheryl Sandberg


770. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ” Maya Angelou


771. “A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader. ” — Daisaku Ikeda


772. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” Jim Rohn


773. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. ” —Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary


774. “A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be.” — Jack Welch


775. “The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind. ” — Harriet Rubin


776. “Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.” — Noah Porter


777. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve.” Devin Bramhall


778. “The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.”— William Arthur Ward


779. “Over time, is it easier or harder to sustain your influence within your organization?  With charisma alone, influence becomes increasingly more difficult to sustain. With character, as time passes, influence builds and requires less work to sustain.” — John Maxwell


780. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. ” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German poet, playwright, and novelist


781. “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” — Thomas J. Watson


782. “Lead by example, it's not about your position and authority, it's about the positive impact you have on a set of persons who lack motivation.” 


783. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led. ”- Ross Perot


784. “Persuasive communication involves enthusiasm, animation, audience participation, authenticity and spontaneity. ” — John Maxwell


785. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody. ” — Herbert B. Swope


786. 'The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.'' - George Washington, 1st President of the United States, and Commanding General of the Continental ArmyClick to Tweet


787. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter


788. I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.


789. “Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. “ — Robert Jarvik


790. When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte


791. The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. —Walter Lippman


792. “A true martial artist, in my books anyways, is someone who is going to do the right thing and lead by example. ” — Duane Ludwig


793. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them. ” Diogenes of Sinope


794. “We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children. ” —Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat


795. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ” General Dwight Eisenhower


796. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you. ” Brian Tracy


797. “LEADERS lead by example becoming stand by to people who follow them when they need them most, BOSS rules by position to people by making them stand by whenever he wants to get his task done.”- Vinay Rastogi


798. “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.


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


800. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ” — Marianne Williamson


801. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born."


802. “Business executives need to start by spelling out and communicating their values. Then they need to lead by example.” – Vivek Wadhwa


803. “Leadership is not a position or a title; it’s action and example.” – Cory Booker                                                                                                                                                 


804. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams


805. “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means. ”- Albert Einstein


806. “If you are committed to creating value and if you aren’t afraid of hard times; obstacles become utterly unimportant. A nuisance perhaps; but with no real power. The world respects creation; people will get out of your way. ”


807. “Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. ” — Mac Anderson


808. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity. ” Reed Markham

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