Leadership Quotes by Presidents, CEOs, Coaches, Generals …

 

Leadership Quotes

Great Leadership Quotes from CEOs, Presidents, Generals, Sports Stars, Coaches…

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~ John Quincy Adams

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“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”  ~ Steve Jobs

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“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”  ~ Ray Kroc

“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” ~ Theodore Rooselvelt

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“I wouldn’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself.” ~ Indra Nooyi

“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy

“The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.”  ~ Mary Kay Ash

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.”  ~ Andrew Carnegie

“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.” ~ John Maxwell

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  ~ Wayne Gretzky

Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise.  They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”  ~ Sam Walton

“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

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”  ~ George S. Patton Jr.

“Everyone has the heart of a champion on game day. It’s the heart you have during the weeks, months, and years of preparation that actually makes a difference.”  ~ John M. Raymond
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“Eagles don’t flock – you have to find them one at a time.” ~ H. Ross Perot

“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” ~ Steve Jobs

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

“To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.”   ~ Pat Riley

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”   ~ John Quincy Adams

“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

“To lead people, walk behind them.”   ~ Lao Tzu

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

“Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.” ~ Larry Bird

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”  ~ John Maxwell

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

“Earn your leadership every day.”   ~ Michael Jordan

“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”  ~ Arnold Glasow

 

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur.  You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”  ~ Peter Drucker

“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 employer generally gets the employees he deserves.” ~ J. Paul Getty

“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

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  ~ Wayne Gretzky

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“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

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt 

 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”  ~ Tom Peters

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~ John Quincy Adams

“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

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  • “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • “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.”  ~ Douglas McCarther
  • “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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