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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Great Leadership Quotes

Leadership quotes frompresidents and statesmen ... 

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Motivational quotations from experts
and entrepreneurs ... tips from tycoons
and trouble-shooters ... famous quotes,
business quotes ... leadership quotes
from captains and CEO's ...


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with the important matters.
Albert Einstein
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
H. Ross Perot
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Half-heartedness never won a battle.
William McKinley
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Kenneth Blanchard
Every man who takes office . . . either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him ... but of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "We did it ourselves".
Lao Tzu
"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal."
Erich Fromm
We must become the change we want to see.
Mahatma Gandhi
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
Warren Bennis
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold Glasow
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Benjamin Disraeli
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
Robert Half
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Muriel Strode
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippman
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. 
A boss creates fear, a leader confidence.
A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes.
A boss knows all, a leader asks questions.
A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested
in the group.
Russell H. Ewing
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
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Jesse Jackson
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
John Welch
Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
Ann Landers
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who believed that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton
A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves. 
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippman
Anything worth doing, is worth doing now!
Ralph Stayer 
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.
Albert Einstein
The question, 'Who ought to be boss?' is like asking 'Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.
Henry Ford
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann von Goethe
Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.
Alain
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Ivor Griffith
There is no dishonor in rethinking a problem.
The Royal Bank of Canada Monthly Letter
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson
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