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  1. Picture quote by Douglas MacArthur about leader

    A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. ⏤ Douglas MacArthur

  2. Picture quote by Sayings about inspirational

    Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved. ⏤ Sayings

  3. Picture quote by Sayings about leadership

    Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too. ⏤ Sayings

  4. Picture quote by Simon Sinek about leadership

    Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge. ⏤ Simon Sinek

  5. Picture quote by Donald H. Mcgannon about leadership

    Leadership is an action, not a position. ⏤ Donald H. Mcgannon

  6. Picture quote by Charles Lauer about leadership

    Leaders don't force people to follow. They invite others on a journey. ⏤ Charles Lauer

  7. Picture quote by Napoleon Bonaparte about courage

    Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength. ⏤ Napoleon Bonaparte

  8. Picture quote by Mark Yarnell about leader

    A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible. ⏤ Mark Yarnell

  9. Picture quote by Aristotle about leader

    He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. ⏤ Aristotle

  10. Picture quote by Kobe Bryant about inspire

    The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. ⏤ Kobe Bryant

  11. Picture quote by Robin S. Sharma about leaders

    Victims love entertainment. Leaders love education. ⏤ Robin S. Sharma

  12. Picture quote by Jesse Lyn Stoner about power

    Successful leaders understand that true power comes not from exercising control, but from empowering others. ⏤ Jesse Lyn Stoner

  13. Picture quote by Peter Drucker about leadership

    Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right things. ⏤ Peter Drucker

  14. Picture quote by Sheryl Sandberg about leadership

    Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. ⏤ Sheryl Sandberg

  15. Picture quote by Robin S. Sharma about wisdom

    Victims love entertainment, leaders love education. ⏤ Robin S. Sharma

  16. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about leadership

    Leadership is service, not position. ⏤ Tim Fargo

  17. Picture quote by Socrates about leadership

    A group of donkeys lead by a lion can defeat a group of lions lead by a donkey. ⏤ Socrates

  18. Picture quote by Richard Branson about leadership

    Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to. ⏤ Richard Branson

  19. Picture quote by George S. Patton about lead

    Do everything you ask of those you lead. ⏤ George S. Patton

  20. Picture quote by John Maxwell about leadership

    Leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less. ⏤ John Maxwell

  21. Picture quote about leadership

    Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

  22. Picture quote by Rosalynn Carter about leader

    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. ⏤ Rosalynn Carter

  23. Picture quote by John C. Maxwell about leader

    A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him. ⏤ John C. Maxwell

  24. Picture quote by Tom Peters about leader

    Leaders cannot afford to hate. ⏤ Tom Peters

  25. Picture quote by Margaret Thatcher about leadership

    Don't follow the crowd. Let the crowd follow you. ⏤ Margaret Thatcher

What are the best leadership quotations?

Below you can read the best quotes about leadership of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best leadership quotations. Top leadership sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

Albert Einstein

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.

John Wooden

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Max De Pree

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. Leadership and Adversity

Zig Ziglar

If you get too far in front of your troops, you start looking like the enemy.


Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

Vince Lombardi

A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him.

John C. Maxwell

The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.

Italian Proverbs

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.

Joel A. Barker

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

CharlesMaurice de Talleyrand

The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.

Joe Batten

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service.

Sonny Perdue

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela and The Language of Leaders.

Nelson Mandela

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

If your leadership is ample, you will be a great example.

Daniel Evans

An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' - a leader says, 'Let's go!'

E. M. Kelly

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

Jim Rohn

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.


Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Henry Ward Beecher

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.


The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.

Tony Dungy

To lead people walk behind them.

Lao Tzu

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter Drucker

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

Arnold Glasgow

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

James Crook

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

Walt Disney

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George S. Patton

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.

Paul Hawken

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

Mahatma Gandhi

A community is like the ones who govern it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.

Thomas Carlyle

Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles. As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders.

Warren Bennis

A leader has been defined as one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.


The right man comes at the right time.

Italian Proverbs

You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.

George W. Bush

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leadership is not a title. It's a behavior. Live it.

Robin S. Sharma

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

George Eliot

Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men--the other 999 follow women.

Groucho Marx

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

Henry Kissinger

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

Sam Walton

It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead -- and find no one there.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Leaders are readers.

Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.

John Locke

When the best leader's work is done the people say, We did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer's place.

Orison Swett Marden

Among the blind the one eyed is king.


There is great force hidden in a gentle command.

George Herbert

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.

Niccolo Machiavelli

There are no office hours for leaders.

Cardinal J. Gibbons

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.

Warren Bennis

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

Max De Pree

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Stephen Covey

Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.

H. Ross Perot

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

Jim Rohn

Leadership is service, not position.

Tim Fargo

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Arnold Glasgow

The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Theodore Roosevelt

The best efforts of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.

Warren Bennis

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

Booker T. Washington

Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.

Henry Kissinger

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

Henri B. Stendhal

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.

Lou Holtz

Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.


Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.

Thomas J. Peters

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.


The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.

Adolf Hitler

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.

Niccolo Machiavelli

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.

Jim Rohn

He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

Warren G. Bennis

In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up, and goes.

John Erskine

I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.

Winston Churchill

When we think we lead we are most led.

Lord Byron

Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.

Max De Pree

It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.

John F. Kennedy

There are only about a half dozen things that make 80% of the difference in any area of our lives.

Jim Rohn

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.

Robert Townsend

Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.

Robert Half

Leaders create an environment which everyone has the opportunity to do work which matches his potential capability and for which an equitable differential reward is provided.

Elliott Jaques

Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people


Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.

Denis Diderot

Popularity is not leadership.

Richard Marcinko

Socrates had a student named Plato, Plato had a student named Aristotle, and Aristotle had a student named Alexander the Great.

Tom Morris

A good leader needs to have a compass in his head and a bar of steel in his heart.

Robert Townsend

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