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
Famous True Leadership quotations
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence.
Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back -- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
True words aren't eloquent; eloquent words aren't true. Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is. The Tao nourishes by not forcing. By not dominating, the Master leads.
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. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
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.
Leadership is standing with your people.
People say you have to live to fight another day, but sometimes you have to show you are a true leader.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
True leadership is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
The true leader serves. Serves people. Serves their best interests, and in doing so will not always be popular, may not always impress. But because true leaders are motivated by loving concern than a desire for personal glory, they are willing to pay the price.
True leadership has people who follow when they have the freedom not to.
It's true that charisma can make a person stand out for a moment, but character sets a person apart for a lifetime.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself;
it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.
In the name of all competitors I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by all the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.
Presenting leadership as a list of carefully defined qualities (like strategic, analytical, and performance-ori ented) no longer holds. Instead, true leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed.... Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.
Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
It is not wise, or even possible, to divorce private behavior from public leadership.... By its very nature, true leadership carries with it the burden of being an example.
The true leader makes each team member twice the person they were before.
True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of ours can be heard.
True #leadership isn't the bastion of a few who sit at the top .
.. We all need to step up, take the risk and put our interests second-not always-but when it counts.
Mankind's history has proved from one era to another that the true criterion of leadership is spiritual. Men are attracted by spirit. By power, men are forced. Love is engendered by spirit. By power anxieties are created.
The journey of true success and lasting leaderships begins with the inward journey to the soul.
True Grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.
No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.
True leadership strengthens the followers.
It is a process of teaching, setting an example, and empowering others. If you seek to lead, your ability will ultimately be measured in the successes of those around you.
True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.