Leadership Quotes

quotes about leadership

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

— General Douglas MacArthur

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

— Aristotle

No man can stand on top because he is put there.

— H. H. Vreeland

He that would be a leader must also be a bridge.

— Welsh proverb

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

— George Smith Patton

You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.

— Gene Mauch

You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

— Thomas J. Watson

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.

— Tom Peters

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

A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him.

— Mark Brouwer

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow.

— Vince Lombardi

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

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

— Lee Iacocca

To lead the people, walk behind them.

— Lao Tzu

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.

— Ralph Nader

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.

— Rudy Giuliani

I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people.

— Indira Gandhi

Be the change you want to see in the world.

— Mahatma Ghandi
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