Top 50 Inspiring Quotes You Need to Read About Leadership

Top 50 Inspiring Quotes You Need to Read About Leadership

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1.
“A bold onset is half the battle.”  – Giuseppe Garibaldi


2.
“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”   – Henrik Johan Ibsen


3.
“A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.” – Gen. John J. Pershing


4.
“A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.”  – Stephen King


5.
“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”   – General Douglas MacArthur


6.
“A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. ”  – Polybius 


7.
“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.”  – John Maxwell


8.
“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them. ”   – M.D. Arnold


9.
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. ” – Arnold Glasow


10.
“A good leader takes care of those in their charge. A bad leader takes charge of those in their care. ” – Simon Sinek


11.
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ”   – George Patton


12.
“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.  He inspires the power and energy to get it done. ”  – Ralph Nader


13.
“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


14.
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu


15.
“A leader is one who influences a specific group of people to move in a God-given direction.”   – J. Robert Clinton


16.
“A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see and who sees before others see.”  – Leroy Eimes


17.
“A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own. ”   – Beth Revis


18.
“A leader leads by example not by Force. ”  – Sun Tzu


19.
“A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not. ”  – Author Unknown


20.
“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


21.
“A leader takes people where they would never go on their own. ”   – Hans Finzel


22.
“A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.”   – Golda Meir


23.
“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.”  – Nelson Mandela


24.
“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.” – J.P. Morgan


25.
“A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him. ”  – Mark Brouwer


26.
“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”  – Max Lucado


27.
“A reflective reading of history will show that no man ever rose to military greatness who could not convince his troops that he put them first, above all else.”  – Gen. Maxwell Taylor


28.
“A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.” – Ovid


29.
“All leaders lead by example…whether they intend to or not.” – Unknown 


30.
“All Leadership is influence. ”  – John C. Maxwell


31.
“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” – Sir Walter Scott


32.
“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ”  – John Kenneth Galbraith


33.
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein


34.
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” –  Walt Disney


35.
“Always do right. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain


36.
“Always remember, Son, the best boss is the one who bosses the least. Whether it's cattle, or horses, or men; the least government is the best government. ”   – Ralph Moody


37.
“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”  – Publilius Syrus


38.
“As a leader, you're probably not doing a good job unless your employees can do a good impression of you when you're not around. ”  – Patrick Lencioni


39.
“As a leader…your principal job is to create an operating environment where others can do great things.” – Richard Teerlink 


40.
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”  – Bill Gates


41.
“Authority should be seen as a part of leadership, not as a way around it. ”  – Michael McKinney


42.
“Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. ”  – Anne Bradstreet


43.
“Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.”  – Orrin Woodward


44.
“Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.”   – George S. Patton


45.
“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” – Brian Tracy


46.
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”  – Jack Welch


47.
“Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. ”   – Colin Powell


48.
“Change from the top down happens at the will and whim of those below.” – Peter Block 


49.
“Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership.”   – Eric Hoffer


50.
“Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.”   – Winston Churchill

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