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
Spectacular Great Leader quotations
There is nothing I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our constitution.
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.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
A lot of people, when a guy scores a lot of goals, think, 'He's a great player', because a goal is very important, but a great player is a player who can do everything on the field. He can do assists, encourage his colleagues, give them confidence to go forward. It is someone who, when a team does not do well, becomes one of the leaders.
The greatness of a leader is measured by the achievements of the led.
This is the ultimate test of his effectiveness.
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
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!
The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.
May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership.
.. Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity. Leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause.
A Godly leader ... finds strength by realizing his weakness finds authority by being under authority finds direction by laying down his plans finds vision by seeing the needs of others finds credibility by being an example finds loyalty by expressing compassion finds honor by being faithful finds greatness by being a servant
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
Good leaders must first become good servants.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.
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.
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'.
They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
Great leaders encourage and enable others to become great.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Managers help people see themselves as they are;
Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
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.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Humility is the key characteristic of a worship leader. Actually, the key for any great leader.