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
Simplistic Great Leadership quotations
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't want to go but ought to be.
Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience.
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.
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.
It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
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.
Good leaders develop ideas. Great leaders develop people. The best leaders develop new leaders.
The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.
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.
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!
Great leaders don't tell you what yo do, they show you how its done
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.
Great leaders are willing to follow. Leadership is a dance, not a parade.
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.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'.
They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
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.
Years ago, while I was watching a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers, I remember staring in awe at Cal Ripken. I realized during this game that 'you don't have to be flashy' or have 'power numbers' to be great. It's about the simple things that are the hard things. It's about leadership, work ethic and commitment.
A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.
Great teams do not hold back with one another.
They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.
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.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
Natural talent only determines the limits of your athletic potential.
It's dedication and a willingness to discipline your life that makes you great.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to 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.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.
I can't give you the sunset, but I can give you the night.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Don't sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.
If your leadership is ample, you will be a great example.
True leadership is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you.