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900 Inspiring Qualities Of A Good Leader Quotes (2023)

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


2. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” —Jocko Willink, American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy Officer


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


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


5. “Two of the most significant things aspiring leaders can do are find self-love and discover truths about what makes your journey fascinating.”


6. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – Harry S. Truman


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


8. “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


9. “The outward expression of empathy is courtesy.” Stewart Butterfield


10. “The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the


11. “I never saw myself as an individual who had


12. Strong people don’t put others down, they lift them up — Michael P Watson


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


14. “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


15. “A boss has the title, a leader has the people.” - Simon Sinek


16. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Microsoft


17. “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor


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


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


20. “Leadership distilled down to 3 words: Make a difference.”- Robin Sharma


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


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


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


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


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


26. A great leader simplifies things


27. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders


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


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


30. Great leaders grow others


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


32. “Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in


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


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


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


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


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


38. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,


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


40. “Conscious leadership is about having an interest in serving those you are leading rather than serving yourself first.”


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


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


43. “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


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


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


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


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


48. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”- John F. Kennedy


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


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


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


52. Leaders help you to reach your potential


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


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


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


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


57. “Leadership can’t be fabricated. If it is fabricated and rehearsed,


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


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


60. “No man is good enough to govern another man


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


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


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


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


65. “Leadership is not wielding authority — it’s empowering people” — Becky Brodin


66. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. ” – Margaret Fuller


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


68. “If COVID has shown us anything it is the need to be more empathetic leaders”


69. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” - Mother Teresa


70. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”- Dianne Feinstein


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


78. “Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.” – Oscar Wilde, writer and poet


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


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


81. “When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.”


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


83. “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


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


85. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people.


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


87. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” —Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple


88. “A leader operating in enemy territory should always project positivity and optimism.”- Naval Ravikant


89. “Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”


90. “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.


91. “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


92. “A manager says “go”, a leader says “let’s go”.” — John Maxwell


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


94. “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


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


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


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


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


99. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” — Orrin Woodward, American businessman and writer


100. “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.”


101. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”


102. You can’t lead if you don’t love your team


103. “Leaders shouldn’t attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can’t compromise.” - Peter F. Drucker


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


105. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough


106. “Set and maintain high standards. If you have to be hard on people, do it with love and a genuine wish for them to improve. Praise people when they hit the standard. Sam Altman


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


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


109. “You are judged in this world by how well you bring things to an end. A messy or incomplete conclusion can reverberate for years to come.” - Robert Greene


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


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


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


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


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


115. “Successful leaders are truthful about what they do because they know they can never succeed if they take shortcuts by lying to their followers.”


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


117. “In order to remain relevant, you must establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry.”- Marc Benioff


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


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


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


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


122. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you


123. “You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” –Jeanette Rankin


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


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


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


127. “There are no office hours for leaders.” –Cardinal J. Gibbons


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


129. “Leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory.” - Jocko Willink


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


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


132. “You only see the light of the sun, not its combustion agony.”


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


134. Great leaders are also role models in life


135. “A good leader 'serves', mentors, builds and achieves the target as a team.”


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


137. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch, American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer


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


139. A leader is the most important aspect of an organization


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


141. “Earn your leadership every day.” –Michael Jordan


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


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


144. “I learned that things are never as complicated as we imagine them to be. It is only our arrogance which seeks to find complicated answers to simple problems.”


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


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


147. “Good leaders must first become good servants.” – Robert Greenleaf


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


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


150. “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” - Thomas Paine


151. “I THINK ONE OF THE KEYS TO LEADERSHIP IS RECOGNIZING THAT EVERYBODY HAS GIFTS AND TALENTS. A GOOD LEADER WILL LEARN HOW TO HARNESS THOSE GIFTS TOWARD THE SAME GOAL.”


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


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


154. “All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting.


155. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked;


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


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


158. “Earn your leadership every day.” - Michael Jordan


159. A great leader knows you better than you


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


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


162. “If you're competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.” — Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon


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


164. “A leader is a dealer in hope.”


165. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” –Abraham Lincoln


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


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


168. “One person with commitment accomplishes more than


169. “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.”


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


171. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in


172. “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


173. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” –Winston Churchill


174. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan, professional basketball player and Owner, Charlotte Hornets


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


176. “The greatest leaders build organizations that in the end, don’t need them.”


177. A leader is a molder of consensus.


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


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


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


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


182. “When people talk, listen completely.”


183. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”


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


185. “Leadership is a choice, not a position.”


186. “You don't need a title to be a leader.” - Mark Sanborn


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


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


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


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


191. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.


192. “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of


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


194. “Sometimes leadership is planting trees under


195. Managing and Communicating Change During a Commercial Move


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


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


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


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


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


201. “When people talk, listen completely.” –Ernest Hemingway


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


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


204. “Make people feel like the hero of their journey and they will do more.”- Maxime Lagacé


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


206. “A successful leadership can steer the vehicle of social and economic systems into a success machine.”


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


208. “Leadership grows like tall trees. It needs both toughness and flexibility - toughness for accountability - flexibility to adapt changes with a compassionate & caring heart for self and others.”


209. “Success in today's competitive marketplace favors leaders who are transparent and forward thinking, those who promote and celebrate diversity, and individuals who maintain a commitment to inclusion.”


210. “Leadership is about helping other people to be better.”


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


212. A great leader must be a great learner


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


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


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


216. “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”


217. A leader lead from the heart


218. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like


219. “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” –Harold Geneen


220. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” - Diogenes


221. It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. —Latin Proverb


222. “If you do every job like you’re going to do it for the rest of your life, that’s when you get noticed.” - Mary Barra


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


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


225. “Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership


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


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


228. “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness


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


230. “True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that


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


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


233. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men


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


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


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


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


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


239. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.” —Lisa Cash Hanson, author and entrepreneur


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


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


242. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


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


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


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


246. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” — Aristotle, Greek philosopher


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


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


249. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa, Catholic Church Saint of Calcutta


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


251. “Earn your leadership every day.” – Michael Jordan, former NBA basketball player


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


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


254. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”


255. “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


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


257. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem


258. “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”


259. “Leadership should be focused on extending the ladder of opportunity for everyone.” - Justin Trudeau


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


261. “He that thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.”


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


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


264. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and


265. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger


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


267. “The growth and development of people is the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


275. “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.”


276. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”


277. “You manage things; you lead people.”


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


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


280. “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership” — Dee Hock


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


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


283. 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


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


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


286. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan


287. “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


288. “You can’t move up in the staircase of leadership unless you are emotionally intelligent.”


289. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux


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


291. “If you don’t believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to believe in you.”


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


293. Leader’s vision is one of the most important things


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


295. “To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose”- Christine Lagarde


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


303. “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” - Marissa Meyer


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


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


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


307. “The leader has the mandate to communicate his priorities and at the same time provide an environment to achieve them.”


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


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


310. “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” —General Montgomery, British Army Officer


311. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut


312. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”


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


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


315. Peoples need to lead


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


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


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


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


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


321. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


328. “Leaders are people who believe so passionately that they can seduce other people into sharing their dream.” - Warren Bennis


329. “You manage things; you lead people.” - Grace Hopper


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


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


332. Leader’s courage become the team’s courage


333. “He who has great power should use it lightly.”


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


335. “The good leader repeats the good news, keeps the worst to himself.”


336. “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors


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


338. 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


339. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”- Warren Buffett


340. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama, former U.S. President


341. “Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.”


342. “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.” - Oprah Winfrey


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


344. A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. — Russel Ewing


345. “Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”


346. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”


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


348. “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”


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


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


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


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


353. Leadership is a learning process


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


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


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


357. “True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but


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


359. Leaders are a problem-solvers


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


361. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience


362. “To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.” — Pat Riley, former professional basketball head coach


363. “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.”


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


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


366. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell


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


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


369. “Make a difference, change the game for the better, leave a legacy, be a guide that someone else can follow and make better, and then someone else will follow that and make that better.”


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


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


372. “You don't lead by pointing and telling people someplace to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” — Ken Kesey, American novelist and essayist


373. “Hence, leadership has to swim in the currents that breed issue after issue to transform the organisation into a care cathedral.”


374. “Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.”- Winston Churchill


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


376. Leader set the standard


377. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally


378. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” - Nelson Mandela


379. “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


380. “Leadership isn't about having all the answers, it's about knowing which questions to ask and inspiring your whole team to reach their full potential.”


381. 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


382. Essentials of Leadership


383. “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


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


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


386. “Time will dig my heart deep to drain the shallow streams of grief.”


387. “The key to success is action.” Brian Tracy


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


389. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”- Henry David Thoreau


390. “Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.”


391. Leader raises a hand when it is needed the most


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


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


394. “The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.”


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


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


397. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” — General George Patton, United States Army


398. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” - Sheryl Sandberg


399. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” - Margaret Thatcher


400. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” - Amelia Earhart


401. “The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.”


402. “A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” - Jack Ma


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


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


405. “The price of greatness is responsibility.”


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


407. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” - Mahatma Gandhi


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


409. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” —Ralph Nader, American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney


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


411. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” — Peter Drucker, Austrian writer and management consultant


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


413. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”


414. “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” - Max De Pree


415. “Leadership is not just about giving energy… it’s unleashing other people’s energy.” - Paul Polman


416. 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


417. “One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


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


421. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” - Elon Musk


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


423. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle


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


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


426. “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


427. “Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.” - Robin Sharma


428. “Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey.” - Charles S. Lauer


429. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” — Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer


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


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


432. “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.”


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


434. Leaders sacrifice too


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


436. “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


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


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


439. “If you delegate tasks, you create followers. If you delegate authority, you create leaders”.


440. “All leaders are readers.” - Jim Rohn


441. “It doesn’t matter how great your original product or idea is, if you can’t build a great company, then your product will not endure.”- Brian Chesky


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


443. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” –Peter F. Drucker


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


445. Leaders empower other


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


447. “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.” —Sara Blakely, founder & CEO of Spanx


448. “Rather than focusing just on the "right answer," leadership is created by asking the "right questions.”


449. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” - Margaret Fuller


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


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


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


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


454. “I’m all for ambition and stretch goals. I set them for myself.


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


456. Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. —Bill Bradley


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


458. “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.”


459. “Power isn’t control at all – power is strength, and giving that strength


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


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


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


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


464. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” - Faye Wattleton


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


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


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


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


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


470. “No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.”- Pope Francis


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


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


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


474. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” - Dalai Lama


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


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


477. “You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.”


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


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


480. “A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves. ” – Unknown


481. “The organisations are passing through a vale of tears, and for once, it is not entirely the fault of leadership. So where do we go from here?”


482. “You manage things; you lead people.” –Grace Murray Hopper


483. “As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.”


484. You can’t force to lead someone


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


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


487. “You either run with lions or walk with sheep.” - Matshona Dhliwayo


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


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


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


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


492. Lead from the front in danger


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


494. “If you’re afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” — Charles Barkley, former professional basketball player and current NBA analyst


495. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” - Plato


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


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


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


499. A Great leader always boosts your confidence


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


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


502. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.”


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


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


505. “Live your life in such a way that you'll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.”


506. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” - Barack Obama


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


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


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


510. “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas?”


511. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” - Oprah Winfrey


512. “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.” - George Patton


513. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”


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


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


516. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” —Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady, American writer, and activist


517. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” - Mary D. Poole


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


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


520. “The function of leadership is to produce


521. “Leadership is not about gender, race, color etc. it is all about having strong values, a balanced mind, ability to deliver, and an attitude to serve.”


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


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


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


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


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


527. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


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


529. “The price of greatness is responsibility.”- Winston Churchill


530. “It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.” - Queen Elizabeth II


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


532. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right


533. “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, former Dallas Cowboys coach


534. “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


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


536. “Leadership is your ability to hide your panic from others.”


537. Leaders provide a platform


538. Great leaders know their team strength


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


540. “I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.” — Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer


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


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


543. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”


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


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


546. “To me, a leader is a visionary that energizes others. This definition of leadership has two key dimensions: a) creating the vision of the future, and b) inspiring others to make the vision a reality.”


547. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”


548. “The core of leadership is serving in humility, for humility is the aroma that inspires people to follow and be motivated to make a difference in excellence.”


549. “A MAN WHO WANTS TO LEAD THE ORCHESTRA MUST TURN HIS BACK ON THE CROWD.”


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


551. “Strong leadership means treating others with respect and kindness, and building up everyone around you to be the best version of themselves.” — Monica Eaton, Co-Founder and COO, Chargebacks911


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


553. “Leadership is not just some empty formulas but establishing deep connection at soul levels through service, integrity, passion, perseverance and equanimity.”


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


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


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


557. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw


558. “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


559. Types of Leadership


560. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” –John Maxwell


561. “Strong teams won’t be told what to do. They work together to figure out what to do.” — Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla


562. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” — Fay Wattleton, reproductive rights activist


563. “Leaders need to deliberately build inclusive cultures where those ideas and talents can flourish.”


564. “The little things matter as much, if not more, than the bigger things.” — Adrian Swinscoe, customer experience consultant


565. 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


566. “The first step out of the gate has to be knowing where you want to end up. What do you really want from your company?”


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


568. “The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.” –DeSeaux


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


570. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte, military leader


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


572. “I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered


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


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


575. “Effective decision-making can be seen as an optimal link between memory of the past, ground-realities of the present and insights of the future.”


576. “Leadership is an ever-evolving position.” –Mike Krzyzewski


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


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


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


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


581. “Leadership is like third grade: it means repeating the significant things.” - Max De Pree


582. “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


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


584. “The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi, former NFL head coach and Executive


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


586. Top Leadership Traits


587. Great leaders produce more leaders


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


589. “Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.”


590. “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – President Harry Truman


591. Rule yourself first


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


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


594. Leadership is about being of service to others, not being served by others. Be a mentor, not a boss — unknown.


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


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


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


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


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


600. “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


601. A leader is a team man


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


603. “Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.” - Nelson Mandela


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


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


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


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


608. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric


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


610. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” — Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister, United Kingdom


611. “Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.” - Bill Clinton


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


613. “The most effective way to lead is to lead from within.” –(could not help myself) Lolly Daskal


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


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


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


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


618. “Abundance is not about providing everyone on this planet with a life of luxury—rather it’s about providing all with a life of possibility.”- Peter Diamandis


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


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


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


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


623. “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.”


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


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


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


627. “A good leader must hate the wrong thing more than they hate the pain of doing the right thing.” - Angela Jiang


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


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


630. “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.”


631. “Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.” - John Naisbitt


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


633. Why Your Workplace Needs Quiet Space


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


635. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas A. Edison


636. “Whatever a politician says is just part of the game of lies. But when a true leader speaks, JAH is felt.”


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


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


639. “There is too much negativity in the world. Do your best to make sure you aren't contributing to it.”


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


641. Leadership is not a title or position


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


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


644. “Great leaders have three things; inner light, inner vision, and inner strength.”


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


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


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


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


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


650. “Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.” - John Gardner


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


652. The goal of an effective leader is to recondition your team, to be solution focused and not problem focused. — Unknown


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


654. “A worthy leader has the desire to serve, not to dominate.”


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


656. “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.”


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


658. “Be the start of something that is good, revolutionary and powerful. Everything after that is a bonus!”


659. “self-leadership entails sharpening the leadership skills that you originally possess and the leader in you emerges forth to accomplish what is required of you more efficiently.


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


661. 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


662. “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


663. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams


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


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


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


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


668. “In any area of life, the one thing that inspires fearless devotion in followers is devotion from the leader.”


669. “As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” - Toni Morrison


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


671. “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


672. “Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.” — Richard Branson, English business magnate and Founder, Virgin Group


673. “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


674. “If there is no wind, row.” – Latin Proverb


675. “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


676. “True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook


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


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


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


680. A Great leader knows the importance of a team game


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


682. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller


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


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


685. “When people talk, listen completely.” — Ernest Hemingway, American author


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


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


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


689. “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


690. “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former Executive, President, and Chair, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise


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


692. “If you cannot allow people to do their jobs … nobody with substance and creativity will work for you.”


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


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


695. “Leaders walk a fine line between self-confidence and humility.” - Stanley McChrystal


696. “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”


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


698. “If you’re not sure where you are going, you’re liable to end up someplace else.” –Robert F. Mager


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


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


701. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius


702. “See the good in people and help them.” — Mahatma Gandhi


703. “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


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


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


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


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


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


709. “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.”


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


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


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


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


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


715. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions.


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


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


718. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt


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


720. “Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


727. “Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.” - Thomas Jefferson


728. “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


729. 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


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


731. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist


732. “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.”


733. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” —Lao Tzu, philosopher and writer


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


735. “In essence, leadership is the sense of calling to a higher purpose.”


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


737. “There is a troublesome humor some men have, that if they may not lead, they will not follow; but had rather a thing were never done, than not done their own way, tho’ other ways very desirable.”


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


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


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


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


742. “Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are


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


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


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


746. “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;


747. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”- Leo Tolstoy


748. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” –Max Depree


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


750. “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.”


751. “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.” - Michelangelo


752. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"


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


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


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


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


757. “Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.”- Peter F. Drucker


758. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"


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


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


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


762. “Repeat business or behavior can be bribed. Loyalty has to be earned.” — Janet Robinson, former CEO, New York Times Company


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


764. Strong People lift others


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


772. “Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”- Peter McWilliams


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


774. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”


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


776. “‘Never look back’ is my philosophy.”- Helen Clark


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


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


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


780. “Leading people is like cooking. Don’t stir too much. It annoys the


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


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


783. “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


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


785. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” –Margaret Fuller


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


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


788. “Generosity can only measure the depth of love.”


789. “I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than


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


791. “Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.”


792. “Do what is right, not what is easy.” - Unknown


793. “Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” — Jimmy Johnson, former professional football coach and analyst


794. “To lead people, walk behind them.” - Lao Tzu


795. “Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.” - Patrick Ness


796. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” - Steve Jobs


797. “You are blessed, You are great. You are not alone. You are powerful.”


798. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President


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


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


801. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”


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


803. “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.”


804. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”- Coco Chanel


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


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


807. “To achieve something meaningful, you need to know where you are heading and be willing to train hard to get there.” - Arianna Huffington


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


809. “A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he


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


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


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


813. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”- Thomas Edison


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


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


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


817. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.”


818. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective


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


820. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go.


821. “Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people.


822. “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” — Henry J. Kaiser, American Industrialist


823. “You will not succeed until bruised by failures.”


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


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


826. “More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.” - Warren Bennis


827. “Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.” –Dave Weinbaum


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


829. “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


830. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” — John C. Maxwell, American author, speaker, and pastor


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


832. “The Accountability Advantage – Play Your Best Game”


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


834. “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.”


835. “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially


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


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


838. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”


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


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


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


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


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


844. “Greatness is consistency driven by a deep love of the work.”- Maria Popova


845. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”


846. “Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.”


847. “I think that my leadership style is to get people to


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


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


850. “A true spirit of love lies in the power of giving.”


851. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” —Orrin Woodward, entrepreneur and author


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


853. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”


854. “The best leaders know that they are standing on the shoulders of others who have come before them.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


866. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”


867. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I”. They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” – Peter Drucker


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


869. “Earn your leadership every day.”


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


871. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself,


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


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


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


875. “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.” - Barack Obama


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


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


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


879. “As we look ahead into the next century,


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


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


882. 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


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


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


885. 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


886. “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


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


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


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


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


891. “SUCCESS ISN’T ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MAKE; IT’S ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES.”


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


893. “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.”


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


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


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


897. “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.”


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


899. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes


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

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