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
Stunning Business Leaders quotations
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
In a democracy the people choose a leader in whom they trust.
Then the chosen leader says, 'Now shut up and obey me.' People and party are then no longer free to interfere in his business.
The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.
Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist--while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
It doesn't matter if you are a musician, a business leader, a president or a student. We all have a responsibility to give back.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
You are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.
Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly.
When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It's a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.
How do you know you have won? When the energy is coming the other way and when your people are visibly growing individually and as a group.
Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn't go to hell if you take a day off.
Communication can't always follow the top-down model.
With the fluidity of information in business today, leaders need to be masterful listeners; they need to be able to receive as well as send.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
It was always my dream to be a director.
A lot of it had to do with controlling my own destiny, because as a young actor you feel at everyone's disposal. But I wanted to become a leader in the business.
A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle that second guesses.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
Strong leaders understand that action cures indecision
A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission.
That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join.
Accountants are in the past, managers are in the present, and leaders are in the future.
Breaking an old business model is always going to require leaders to follow their instinct. There will always be persuasive reasons not to take a risk. But if you only do what worked in the past, you will wake up one day and find that you’ve been passed by.
To be an ethical leader is indeed to be different.
This kind of leader acknowledges the complexity of running a responsible business, yet tries to do it anyway.
In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.
The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially.
The future will belong to the nature-smart-those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.
If we can learn to deal with our discomfort and just relax into it we'll have a better life.
Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
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.
Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments .
Earn your leadership every day.
When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.
When you go into your customary barber shop, you will wait for the man who gives you a little better shave, a little trimmer hair-cut. Business leaders are looking for the same things in their offices that you look for in the barber shop.
As Ive progressed in my career, Ive come to appreciate -- and really value -- the other attributes that define a companys success beyond the P&L: great leadership, long-term financial strength, ethical business practices, evolving business strategies, sound governance, powerful brands, values-based decision-making.