Leadership By Famous Leaders Quotes by John C. Maxwell, Aristotle, John J. Pershing, Rachel Maddow, John Buchan, John F. Kennedy and many others.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don’t fall in line with people who don’t respect us and who we don’t believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
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.
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
Leaders aren’t born they are made.
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.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.