Leadership Quotes

Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
- Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
- Vince Lombardi
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
- John Maxwell
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
- Theodore M. Hesburgh
Whoever is providing leadership needs to be as fresh and thoughtful and reflective as possible to make the very best fight.
- Faye Wattleton
Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small steps.
- David Lloyd George
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
- Arnold H. Glasgow
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
- Hubert Humphrey
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
- Jawaharlal Nehru
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader.
- Max DePree
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
- Jim Rohn
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Harold R. McAlindon
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
- M. K. Gandhi
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
- Harvey S. Firestone
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
- John Maxwell
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
- James Thomas
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
- Andrew Carnegie
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

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