Being A Good Leader Quotes by Thomas J. Watson, George Orwell, William Arthur Ward, Laozi, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower and many others.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
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.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
A leader leads by example not by force.
The original thing that fascinated me most was why we expect leaders, and especially presidents, at times to destroy themselves – and that’s a sign of being a good leader or a good president. We usually don’t expect that of almost anyone else in any profession, in particular, in public life.