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950 Motivational Leadership Encouragement Quotes To Inspire

1. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. —Ken Blanchard


2. “Leadership is an active role; ‘lead’ is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry.” – Bill Owens


3. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” – John C. Maxwell


4. “You are never too small to make a difference.” —Greta Thunberg, environmental activist


5. A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid


6. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


7. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” — Peter F. Drucker


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


9. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama


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


11. “I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?”


12. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.”


13. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.”


14. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. —Erskine Bowles


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


16. “Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan. John F. Kennedy


17. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


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


19. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.


20. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”


21. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills


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


23. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” Max Lucado


24. “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” ~ Stephen Covey


25. “Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.” – Chester W. Nimitz


26. “A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.” – Henry A. Kissinger


27. “Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.” Laetitia Casta


28. Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.


29. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”


30. “Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.” – Peter Drucker


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


32. “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly a beautiful soul.” Anonymous


33. “I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.” John Hume


34. “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.” ~ Robin S. Sharma


35. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” —Albert Einstein


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


37. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates


38. Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. – Walt Disney


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


40. “The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” – Carlos Ghosn


41. “As a leader your every action has a consequence, make sure it is one you intend.” Kathrine Bryant


42. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~ Steve Jobs


43. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.”


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


45. “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” David Hume


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


47. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates


48. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” Whoopi Goldberg


49. You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions


50. “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


51. “Your outer beauty will capture the eyes, your inner beauty will capture the heart.” Steven Aitchison


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


53. “Do or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda


54. “I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.” Terry Pratchett


55. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain


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


57. “Beauty is not caused. It is.” Emily Dickinson


58. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.”


59. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein


60. “The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” — Carlos Ghosn


61. “Hire character. Train skill.” —Peter Schutz, former president and CEO of Porsche


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


63. “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”


64. “Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone’s following you.” ~ Henry Gilmer


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


66. “In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.” Christopher Morley


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


68. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.


69. “A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.” Anne Roiphe


70. “Success is an exception, so be exceptional.”


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


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


73. “Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.” ~ Richard Branson


74. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” ~ Joel Barker


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


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


77. “Be the kind of leader that you would follow.” Anonymous


78. 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.


79. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill


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


81. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy


82. True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed. Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.


83. “Imperfection is beauty. Anonymous


84. “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” Brad Szollose


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


86. “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


87. “Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way” Ronald Reagan


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


89. “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” ~ Sheryl Sanberg


90. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Nancy D. Solomon


91. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.”


92. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. —Polybius


93. “Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” — George S. Patton Jr.


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


95. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”– Seneca


96. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.” - Robert Louis Stevenson


97. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


98. Never give an order that can't be obeyed. —General Douglas MacArthur


99. R. Buckminster Fuller on Affirmation.


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


101. “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” – Niccolo Machiavelli


102. “Management is doing the right thing; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter F. Drucker


103. “A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” – Joe DiMaggio


104. “To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.” – Aristotle Onassis


105. Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. —Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


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


109. “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


110. The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.


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


112. Scott McNealy on Getting the Best People.


113. “If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.” – Thomas Fuller


114. “I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, ‘Where am I needed most?'” – Mike Pence


115. “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.”


116. A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.


117. “It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.” – Daniel Defoe


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


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


120. “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.” - Peter F. Drucker


121. You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.


122. “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


123. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford


124. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” ~ Ray Kroc


125. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” —Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue


126. “What helps people, helps business.” – Leo Burnett


127. “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” ~ Tony Blair


128. “I have broken many glass ceilings - so I know it can be done.”


129. “We should be encouraging — not penalizing — folks who want to pursue higher education.” Sharice Davids


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


131. “Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan


132. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs


133. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” Henry David Thoreau


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


135. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~ Andy Warhol


136. “The sharp employ the sharp.” – Douglas William Jerrold


137. “Do what is right, not what is easy.” Anonymous


138. “Nothing will work unless you do.” —Maya Angelou


139. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. - Tom Peters


140. James Buchanan on the Test of Leadership.


141. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


142. Ike Eisenhower on the Art of Motivation.


143. Leadership is an action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon


144. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~ Napoleon


145. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill


146. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader


147. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —Margaret Fuller, American journalist and editor


148. “Leadership is action, not position.” Donald H. McGannon


149. “Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.” – Omar N. Bradley


150. “Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” – R. Buckminster Fuller


151. You don’t need a title to be a leader.


152. 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


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


154. “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


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


156. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.


157. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


158. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.


159. “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


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


161. “Beauty is the opposite of perfection – it’s about confidence, charisma, and character.” Anonymous


162. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” – Pete Hoekstra


163. People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. – Thomas Sowell


164. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.


165. “You are never too small to make a difference.”


166. 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


167. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt


168. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?”


169. Arnold H. Glasow on Tests and Problems.


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


171. “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” ~ Doug Floyd


172. 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.


173. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” John Keats


174. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


175. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” ~ John Maxwell


176. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis


177. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Khalil Gibran


178. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates


179. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey


180. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” — Seth Godin


181. “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.”


182. “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.”


183. What you do has far greater impact than what you say. —Stephen Covey


184. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill


185. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King Jr


186. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” ~ Jamie Paolinetti


187. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” -Ralph Nader


188. “Leadership is about being of service to others, not being served by others. Be a mentor, not a boss.” Anonymous


189. You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower


190. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.” Brian Tracy


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


192. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ~ Kenneth Blanchard


193. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni


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


195. Management Versus Leadership According to Tom Peters.


196. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.


197. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell


198. 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


199. “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.” ~ Linus Pauling


200. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”


201. “A true leader is one who is humble enough to admit their mistakes.” Anonymous


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


203. Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want. – Dianne Feinstein


204. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


205. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison, American inventor


206. Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln


207. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” Max De Pree


208. “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


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


210. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”


211. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” —Stephen King, author


212. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Bill George


213. “You can’t teach leadership, but it can be learned.” – Lloyd J. Edwards Jr.


214. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” ~ Stephen Covey


215. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama


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


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


218. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.


219. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer


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


221. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”


222. “I have always supported measures and principles and not men.” – Davy Crockett


223. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” - Tom Peters


224. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.”


225. “You’re only as good as the people you hire.” – Ray Kroc


226. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” –Anna Wintour


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


228. “Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men–the other 999 follow women.” Groucho Marx


229. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Harold R. McAlindon


230. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”


231. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean


232. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.”~ John Buchan


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


234. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


235. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle


236. “I’m always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.” Mark Wahlberg


237. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” — Joel Barker


238. “Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.” – James Cash Penney


239. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy


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


241. “Great leaders delegate and nurture future leaders.” ~ Invajy


242. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done."


243. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.


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


245. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”


246. “Integrity, insight, and inclusiveness are the three essential qualities of leadership.” ~ Sadhguru


247. “There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.”


248. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” – Bill Bradley


249. Theodore Hesburg on the Essense of Leadership.


250. “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."


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


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


253. “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” – Harold S. Green


254. “An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.”


255. “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” John Ray


256. A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.


257. “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, always about the goal.” Anonymous


258. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” ~ Winston Churchill


259. “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


260. Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18


261. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius


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


263. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” – Tom Peters


264. “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” Brain Tracy


265. “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver


266. “Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, ‘I could have done three things better yesterday.'” – Jeffrey R. Immelt


267. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.


268. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Peter Drucker


269. “Who you are surrounded by often determines who you become.”


270. “Encouraging words are good medicine for the soul.” Lailah Gifty Akita


271. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher


272. “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.”


273. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


274. He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. —Solon


275. “Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.” Jaachynma N.E. Agu


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


277. Harold S. Green on Leadership in Motion.


278. “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.” ~ Herbert Bayard Swope


279. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


280. 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


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


282. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” —Les Brown


283. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Nancy D. Solomon


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


285. “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” ~ Woodrow Wilson


286. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”


287. “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.”


288. “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


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


290. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell


291. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly.” ~ Mark Sanborn


292. The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?


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


294. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein


295. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


296. “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” Edgar Allan Poe


297. “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


298. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


299. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” —Faye Wattleton, American reproductive rights activist


300. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”


301. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford


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


303. “Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” ~ James Humes


304. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius


305. “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


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


307. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi


308. “All leaders are readers.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


309. “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” ~ Henry J. Kaiser


310. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” –Margaret Thatcher


311. “Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” Thomas John Carlisle


312. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt


313. “Get the best people and train them well.” – Scott McNealy


314. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” —Toni Morrison, author


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


316. “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.”


317. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”


318. “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


319. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” ~ Henry Ford


320. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.


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


322. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”


323. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou


324. The last is to say ’Thank You.’ In between, the leader is a servant.


325. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”


326. “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


327. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell


328. “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.” – Casey Stengel


329. “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


330. “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” – Roy E. Disney


331. “Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.” ~ Bo Bennett


332. Stephen R. Covey on the Meaning of Leadership.


333. “Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character.” Jane Seymour


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


335. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through — then follow through.” — Edward Rickenbacker


336. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy


337. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~ Bill Gates


338. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” — John C. Maxwell


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


340. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley


341. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” — John Wooden


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


343. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” – Tony Blair


344. Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.


345. Ike Eisenhower on Hitting People Over the Head.


346. “Example is leadership.” – Albert Schweitzer


347. Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. - Peter F. Drucker


348. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” - Pete Hoekstra


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


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


351. The problem with being a leader is that you’re never sure if you're being followed or chased. – Claire A. Murray


352. “Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.” – George W. Bush


353. “We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it.” Anonymous


354. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” – Henry Ward Beecher


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


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


357. “Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” Andy Stanley


358. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” ~ Max Depree


359. Thomas Aquinas on Preserving the Ship.


360. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” —George Addair


361. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


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


363. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —Malala Yousafzai, activist


364. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.


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


366. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs


367. “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


368. 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


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


370. “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


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


372. Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavours.


373. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson


374. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis


375. “When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.” Winston Churchill


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


377. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ~ Van Gogh


378. Alexander the Great on Sheep and Lions.


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


380. Henry Kissinger on Operating the Familiar.


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


382. “Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit.” ~ Jennifer Granholm


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


384. “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” – Thomas Sowell


385. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”


386. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.


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


388. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” ~ Charles Swindoll


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


390. “When people talk, listen completely.”


391. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand


392. “If you want a quality, act as if you already have it.” – William James


393. “Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.” – E. Joseph Cossman


394. “To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” Ellen Degeneres


395. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” — Publilius Syrus


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


397. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell


398. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis


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


400. Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.


401. A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. —Stephen King


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


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


404. Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. —Donald Rumsfeld


405. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.


406. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


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


409. Ralph Nader on the Function of Leadership.


410. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton


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


412. “Leadership does not depend on being right.” – Ivan Illich


413. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work."


414. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller


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


416. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem


417. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller, author, activist, and lecturer


418. “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


419. “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” - Kenneth H. Blanchard


420. “I’m a maniacal perfectionist. And if I weren’t, I wouldn’t have this company.”


421. “You can only accomplish things with the cooperation of other people. This is the most valuable thing I’ve learned over the years.”


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


423. Casey Stengel on Keeping them Separated.


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


425. “Great leaders inspire greatness in others.” Anonymous


426. “Taking initiative pays off. It is hard to visualise someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do.”


427. “No one can pull you down if you raise your awareness to your own inner strength and beauty.” Anonymous


428. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Donald McGannon


429. “God gave us eyes to see the beauty in nature and hearts to see the beauty in each other.” Anonymous


430. “You manage things; you lead people. “


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


432. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” ~ Publilius Syrus


433. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” ~ Pete Hoekstra


434. 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


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


436. Make the right decision even when no one is watching, especially when no one is watching, and you will always turn out okay. – Kim Kaupe


437. “If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.” – William James


438. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”


439. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” ~ Henry Ford


440. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” Nancy D. Solomon


441. “You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.” – Phil Crosby


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


443. “I’m passionate about encouraging girls to be confident in their own skin.” Sadie Sink


444. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


445. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”


446. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”


447. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford


448. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” ~ John Maxwell


449. A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.


450. Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.


451. “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


452. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.


453. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. —Tom Peters


454. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results."


455. “Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference.” - Mark Sanborn


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


457. “The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, distubances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” — Margaret Wheatley


458. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~ Woody Allen


459. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.


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


461. 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


462. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” ~ Warren Bennis


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


464. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” — Pete Hoekstra


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


466. “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


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


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


469. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Jung


470. “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


471. More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.


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


473. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.


474. “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


475. “I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt


476. “Your connections with other people are important, our connection to the earth.”


477. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon


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


479. “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.” Brian Tracy


480. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan


481. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ~ Joshua J. Marine


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


483. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan


484. “It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.”


485. “A leader should be able to foresee crisis situations and be proactive” ~ Invajy


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


487. Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. —Woodrow Wilson


488. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter F. Drucker


489. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” ~ Thomas Jefferson


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


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


492. Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.


493. “Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out.” Anonymous


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


495. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”


496. “Doing what is right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what is right.”~ Lyndon B. Johnson


497. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy


498. “The x-factor of great leadership is not personality, it’s humility.” Jim Collins


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


500. “Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser


501. “Be your own kind of beautiful.” Anonymous


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


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


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


505. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower


506. “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” —Stephen Covey


507. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Christopher Columbus


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


509. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”


510. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter F. Drucker


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


512. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Colin Powell


513. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. “Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


514. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” —Ray Kroc


515. “The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” – Ken Olsen


516. “Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.” Shannon Alder


517. “In my position, you have to read when you want to write, and talk when you would like to read.”


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


519. By contrast, only 0.4% had no male directors.


520. Laurence J. Peter Gives You a Choice.


521. A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell


522. “You have to embrace the world if you want to live in it now.”


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


524. “Leadership is influence.” – John C. Maxwell


525. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” —Henry Ford


526. “When people talk, listen completely.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


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


528. “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


529. “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


530. “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” ~ Douglas MacArthur


531. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” —Albert Einstein


532. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” ~ Warren Bennis


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


534. “The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” – J. Paul Getty


535. “An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”


536. Stephen R. Covey on Climbing the Ladder.


537. J. Paul Getty on Getting Just Desserts.


538. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.


539. “Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.” - Stephen Covey


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


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


542. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.


543. Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus


544. “Courage is not staying quiet about things that make us uncomfortable.” -Brene Brown


545. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” ~ Colin Powell


546. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” — Henry Ford


547. “A leader should be visionary and have more foresight than an employee.” ~ Jack Ma


548. “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”


549. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt


550. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor


551. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Karen Lamb, author


552. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller


553. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision."


554. “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” —Unknown


555. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.


556. 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.


557. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.” —Robin Sharma, Canadian writer


558. “A leader takes people where they would never go on their own.” Hans Finzel


559. 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


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


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


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


563. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that count."


564. “Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.” – Yousef Munayyer


565. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” – Harold S. Green


566. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower.” Steve Jobs


567. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


568. Henry Ward Beecher on Higher Standards.


569. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ~ Max Lucado


570. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” Harvey S. Firestone


571. In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. – Tina Fey


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


573. John Quincy Adams on Leading by Doing.


574. “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


575. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” J.P. Morgan


576. “Leaders never stop learning.” Christine Caine


577. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” —Max Lucado, author and pastor


578. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker


579. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.


580. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” ~ Winston Churchill


581. “Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John Maxwell


582. “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


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


584. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill


585. “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


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


587. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”


588. The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.


589. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” ~ Vince Lombardi


590. “Earn your leadership every day.” ~ Michael Jordan


591. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” ~ Harold S. Geneen


592. “High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton


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


594. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. —Harvey Firestone


595. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


596. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy


597. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” — Warren Bennis


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


599. Davy Crockett on Supporting Principles.


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


601. “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai E. Stevenson II


602. Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard. —Warren Bennis


603. “The price of greatness is responsibility.”


604. “Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.”


605. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” – Ray Kroc


606. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


607. “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.”


608. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.


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


610. “The role of a great leader is not to give greatness to human beings, but to help them extract the greatness they already have inside them.” J. Buchan


611. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” ~ Michael Jordan


612. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut


613. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” —Ayn Rand, author


614. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Falkner


615. Phil Crosby Pushes People, but Gently.


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


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


618. “Clarity affords focus.” – Thomas Leonard


619. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg


620. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt


621. “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious."


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


623. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower


624. “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” – Theodore Roosevelt


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


626. “To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” ~ Andre Malraux


627. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi


628. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


629. A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.


630. “For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering.” Billy Porter


631. “Leadership Is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people” ~ Brian Tracy


632. “Be the chief but never the lord.” – Lao Tzu


633. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. —Fuchan Yuan


634. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” General Colin Powell


635. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” Publilius Syrus


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


637. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” – Ken Blanchard


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


639. You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.


640. Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.


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


642. Management Versus Leadership According to Peter Drucker.


643. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ~ Abraham Lincoln


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


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


646. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair


647. “You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.”


648. “Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness that have more meaning than you may realize.” Catherine Pulsifer


649. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado


650. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs


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


652. A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.


653. “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” – Edward Murrow


654. “There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.” John Kenneth Galbraith


655. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” ~ Jim Rohn


656. “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


657. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard


658. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” ~ Bill Bradley


659. “It is absolutely necessary…for me to have persons that can think for me, as well as execute orders.” George Washington


660. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis


661. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy


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


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


664. “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” – Laurence J. Peter


665. “When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


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


667. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~ Ralph Nader


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


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


670. “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” — David Star Jordan


671. “Leaders set high standards. refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy


672. “Remember, feedback is meant to address the problem, not the person.”


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


674. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” — Ken Blanchard


675. Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.


676. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” —Donald McGannon, broadcasting executive


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


678. “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


679. Tom Landry on Getting People to Achieve.


680. If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. —Maya Angelou


681. “A leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.” –Brené Brown


682. John C. Maxwell on Relating and Motivating.


683. “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” – Ronald Reagan


684. “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” Jim Rohn


685. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs


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


687. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” — Warren G. Bennis


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


689. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” — Ray Kroc


690. Aristotle Onassis on Succeeding in Business.


691. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” ~ Bill Gates


692. “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


693. Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and, most importantly, a way of communicating. – Simon Sinek


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


695. “Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.” Junichiro Tanizaki


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


697. “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.”


698. “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” – Mary Kay Ash


699. “A leader is admired, a boss is feared.” ~ Vicente Del Bosque


700. “I think realizing that you’re not alone, that you are standing with millions of your sisters around the world is vital.” -Malala Yousafzai


701. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell


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


703. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”


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


705. If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you.


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


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


708. “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


709. “Leaders don't inflict pain, they share pain.”


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


711. “A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.” Mark Yarnell


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


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


714. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” — Max Depree


715. “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.” Rosalyn Carter


716. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” ~ Aristotle


717. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa


718. “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.”


719. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. –George Patton


720. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.


721. “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


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


723. “Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through.” Janelle Monae


724. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


725. Leadership is not just about giving energy, it’s unleashing other people’s energy.


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


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


728. Robin S. Sharma on Leadership Culture.


729. “Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.” – Donald Rumsfield


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


731. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” - Napoleon Bonaparte


732. “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” — Henry Kissinger


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


734. “Beauty is an attitude.” Anonymous


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


736. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.”


737. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” — Aristotle


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


739. “Great leaders do not desire to lead but to serve.” ~ Myles Munroe


740. Leadership has been defined as the ability to hide your panic from others. – Lao Tzu


741. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”


742. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” – J. P. Morgan


743. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


744. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. —Friedrich Nietzsche


745. “No guts, no story.” Chris Brady


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


747. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” – John Maxwell


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


749. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” ~ Michelle Obama


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


751. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn


752. 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


753. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader


754. “Taking responsibility of failure and giving credit of success to others is biggest quality of leaders.” ~ Invajy


755. “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~ George S. Patton


756. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


757. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


758. “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” – J. P. Morgan


759. David Schwartz on Thoughts and Actions.


760. “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur.” – Nelson Mandela


761. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.


762. “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” ~ General George Patton


763. Warren Bennis on Making Dreams Come True.


764. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”.


765. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” ~ John Maxwell


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


767. A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.


768. “A leader is someone who holds herself or himself accountable for finding the potential in people and processes.” ~ Brene Brown


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


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


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


772. “You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.” Tom Hopkins


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


774. “You manage things; you lead people.” ~ Grace Murray Hopper


775. “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” Robert E. Lee


776. Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.


777. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” –Brian Tracy


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


779. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” — Margaret Thatcher


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


781. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower


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


783. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”


784. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill


785. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein


786. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” ~ Chinese Proverb


787. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.“


788. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” Tom Peters


789. “Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” Priscilla Presley


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


791. “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


792. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” Jessica Jackley


793. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”


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


795. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”


796. Carlos Ghosn on the Role of Leadership.


797. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” - Margaret Wheatley


798. “Take care of your inner spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.” Dolores del Rio


799. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” Ken Blanchard


800. “It can be read in an afternoon, but you’ll be re-reading it for the rest of your life.”


801. “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”


802. “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


803. 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


804. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone


805. “Life isn’t always really glamorous and fabulous. It’s about encouraging people to go back to natural beauty.” Zoe Foster Blake


806. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."


807. “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


808. “Beauty is the radiance of your soul.” Asad Meah


809. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell


810. “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: try to please everybody.” Herbert Bayard Swope


811. Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference. - Mark Sanborn


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


813. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


814. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”—Eleanor Roosevelt


815. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli


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


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


818. You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper


819. “Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.” ~ Alan Mulally


820. “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” – Stephen R. Covey


821. He who has great power should use it lightly. —Seneca


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


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


824. “A lack of realism in the vision today costs credibility tomorrow.”


825. 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.


826. “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


827. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”


828. “Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” Anonymous


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


830. “If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” Tom Rath


831. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” Coco Chanel


832. Stephen R. Covey on Effective Leadership.


833. Jeffrey Immelt on the Intense Journey.


834. “A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


835. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb


836. Harold S. Green on Teaching and Learning.


837. “Beautiful has nothing to do with looks. It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves.” Anonymous


838. A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. – Joe DiMaggio


839. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie


840. “You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” – Nelson Mandela


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


842. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy


843. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


844. “The best way to leapfrog in your career is to get advice from someone who’s done what you’re trying to accomplish. It helps clear all the doubt.”


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


846. “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”


847. “Real beauty is to be true to oneself.” Laetitia Casta


848. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte, French military and political leader


849. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ~ Margaret Fuller


850. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. you need to accept yourself.” Thich Nhat Hanh


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


852. Education is the mother of leadership. —Wendell Willkie


853. “Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.” – Mwai Kibaki


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


855. “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” ~ Knute Rockne


856. “Stay connected to feel empathy, compassion, and understanding for yourself and others.” Vanessa Tucker


857. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.”


858. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” - Martin Luther King


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


860. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” John Maxwell


861. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle


862. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” ~ John C. Maxwell


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


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


865. “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” — Charles F. Kettering


866. “Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” Alice Walker


867. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”


868. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to use emotion to increase your own and others’ success.”


869. “True beauty comes from within.” ATGW


870. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”


871. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” ~ Dale Carnegie


872. “Education is the mother of leadership.” —Wendell Willkie, lawyer


873. “The happier you are the more beautiful you become.” Anonymous


874. “If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.” Anonymous


875. “The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.” – Henry Miller


876. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”


877. “Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” ~ Ancient Indian Proverb


878. Seuss Quotes That Can Change the World


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


880. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. —Abraham Lincoln


881. “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


882. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” ~ Andrew Carnegie


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


884. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”


885. “A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.” ~ Polybius


886. “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.”


887. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon


888. “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


889. “Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It’s about being self-aware.” – Jeffrey R. Immelt


890. Leaders live by choice, not by accident.


891. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.”


892. “Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door.” – Robin S. Sharma


893. A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte


894. “Never underestimate the power of an encouraging word.” John C. Maxwell


895. “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” – Theodore Hesburg


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


897. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” ~ Aristotle


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


899. “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


900. “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


901. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” Pete Hoekstra


902. “How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.” – David Joseph Schwartz


903. “Through simplicity comes great beauty.” Anonymous


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


905. “In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”


906. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.


907. “Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.” – Rev. Jesse Jackson


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


909. “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Audrey Hepburn


910. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


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


912. “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.”~ Harold Geneen


913. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.


914. Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. —Bill Bradley


915. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker


916. “Do not be afraid to make decisions. Do not be afraid to make mistakes.”


917. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” Fred Wilson


918. Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.


919. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker


920. “You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.” J. Paul Getty


921. “You manage things; you lead people.” — Grace Murray Hopper


922. “True beauty in an individual is reflected in their soul.” Audrey Hepburn


923. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist."


924. “The outward expression of empathy is courtesy.” Stewart Butterfield


925. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy


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


927. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux


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


929. 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


930. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” — Napoleon Bonaparte


931. Leadership is an action, not a position.


932. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” ~ Benjamin Franklin


933. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” ~ Seth Godin


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


935. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” ~ Zig Ziglar


936. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Thing big goals and win big success.” —David Joseph Schwartz


937. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” —Plutarch


938. 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.


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


940. “Don’t follow the crowd. Let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher


941. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand


942. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” — Bill Gates


943. “There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.” H. R. Giger


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


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


946. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” — Max Lucado


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


948. “I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.” ~ Samuel Goldwyn


949. “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


950. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”

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