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
Terrific Good Leadership quotations
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Good leaders develop ideas. Great leaders develop people. The best leaders develop new leaders.
You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others.
Good generals select intelligent officers, thoughtful advisors, and brave subordinates. They oversee their troops like a fierce tiger with wings.
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says Lets GO!
Good leaders develop ideas.Great leaders develop people.The best leaders develop new leaders.
My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.
He who neither drinks, nor smokes, nor dances, he who preaches & even occasionally practice piety, temperance and celibacy, is generally a saint, or a mahatma or more likely a humbug but he certainly won't make a leader or for that matter a good soldier
Good leaders must first become good servants.
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.
The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
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.
If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.
I have to do so for all the Ikea employees.
A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder.
But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Good leadership starts with good communication.
A leader leads by example not by force.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
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.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Servant leadership always empathizes, always accepts the person, but sometimes refuses to accept some of the person's effort or performance as good enough.
Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.
There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Making good judgments when one has complete data, facts, and knowledge is not leadership - it's bookkeeping
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job.
That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Good ideas are not adopted automatically.
They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience. Once implemented they can be easily overturned or subverted through apathy or lack of follow-up, so a continuous effort is required.
A good leader gets people to follow him because they want to, not because he makes them.
I hope I epitomize the American dream.
For I came against long odds, from the ghetto to the very top of my profession. I was not immediately good at basketball. It did not come easy. It came as the result of a lot of hard work and self-sacrifice. The rewards, where they worth it? One thousand times over.
Average leaders raise the bar on themselves;
good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.
The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
I am good to people who are good. I am also good to people who are not good. Because Virtue is goodness.