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Leadership quotes


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Leadership quotes

  1. 1. You have no rightto manage others if you are not passionateabout what you do. Bill Quiseng
  2. 2. A leader takes people where they want to go.A great leader takes peoplewhere they dont necessarily want to go but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. I suppose leadershipat one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. Mahatma Gandhi
  5. 5. Set and demand standards of excellence. Anybody who accepts mediocrity - in school, in job, in life – - is a guy who compromises.And when the leader compromises, the whole damn organization compromises. Charles Knight Emerson
  6. 6. Effective leadership is not about makingspeeches or being liked;leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker
  7. 7. I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership. Lee Iacocca
  8. 8. Dont tell people how to do things, tell them what to doand let them surprise you with their results. George S. Patton
  9. 9. Leadership can be thought of as a capacityto define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future. Edwin H. Friedman
  10. 10. If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees.If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. Chinese proverb
  11. 11. All of the great leaders have had one characteristicin common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. John Kenneth Galbraith
  12. 12. Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people outof their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts. John Gardner
  13. 13. Leadership is the capacity to translatevision into reality. Warren G. Bennis, President University of Southern California
  14. 14. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people arent used to an environment whereexcellence is expected. Steve Jobs
  15. 15. If you want to build a ship, dont 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-Exuperv
  16. 16. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Kenneth Blanchard
  17. 17. An outstanding leaderclearly articulates the goals and objectivesand makes sure every member of the organization understands the role he or she plays in achieving these goals. Jack Bingleman, President, Staples
  18. 18. Leadership is not a magnetic personality. -that can just as well be a glib tongue. -It is not “making friends and influencing people” - that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a persons vision to high sights, the raising of a persons performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. Peter F. Drucker
  19. 19. Customer satisfaction starts withemployee satisfaction. Charlie P. Crockett Sales Director, 3M
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. If your actions inspire others to dream more,learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
  22. 22. A leader is onewho knows the way, goes the way,and shows the way. John Maxwell
  23. 23. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt
  24. 24. The very essence of leadershipis that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearlyand forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. Theodore Hesburgh, President Norte Dame University
  25. 25. No manwill make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie
  26. 26. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care.Either case is a failure of leadership. Colin Powell
  27. 27. The job of leadership today is not just to make money.It’s to make meaning. John Seely Brown Director, XEROX Parc
  28. 28. Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel.If people believe in themselves, its amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton
  29. 29. You can take great people,highly trained and motivated, and put them in a lousy system and the system will win all the time. Geary Rummier, President The Rummier-Bache Group
  30. 30. But of a good leader who talks littlewhen his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say,"We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu