A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn
The best example of leadership, is leadership by example.
- Jerry McClain
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership.
- Bill Clinton
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie
Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them!
- Alexandre Auguste Ledru
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
- Woodrow Wilson
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
- John C. Maxwell
The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.
- Henry Miller
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
- Bishop Desmond Tutu
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
- Andre Maurois
The cynic says, One man can’t do anything. I say Only one man can do anything.
- John W Gardner
It’s amazing how many cares disappear when you decide not to be something, but to be someone.
- Coco Chanel
The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
- Don Coryell
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
- Lao Tse
Every organization must be prepared to abandon everything it does to survive in the future.
- Peter Drucker
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
- Steve Jobs
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their jobs done.
- Peter Drucker
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
- Winston Churchill
A friend of mine characterizes leaders simply like this: Leaders don’t inflict pain. They bear pain.
- Max DePree
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
- Ralph Nader
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Admiral Grace Hopper
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
- George S. Patton
Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob.
- Oscar Wilde
Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
- Hubert H. Humphrey
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
- Peter Drucker
Leaders can be moral and they should be moral-without imposing their morality on others.
- Geraldine Ferraro
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.
- George Van Valkenburg
Lead from wherever you are.
Leaders are Readers.
- Charles Jones
Popularity is not leadership.
- Richard Marcinko
The true leader is always led.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Entitlement and privilege corrupt.
- James B. Stockdale
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
- Benjamin Franklin
To lead the people, walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu
If you cannot serve, you cannot rule.
- Bulgarian Proverb