Leadership Quotes


Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
– John D. Rockefeller
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If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.
– Ingvar Kamprad
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He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
– Louisa May Alcott
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Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
– Marian Anderson
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I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
– Kofi Annan
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The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
– Mary Kay Ash
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When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
– Gennaro Anguilo
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Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
– Bernard Baruch
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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
– Bo Bennett
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The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.
– Jeff Bingaman
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A leader is a dealer in hope.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
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Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
– Omar N. Bradley
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Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
– Bill Bradley
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The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
– James Buchanan
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What helps people, helps business.
– Leo Burnett
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Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.
– Conrad Burns
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I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.
– Haley Barbour
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The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
– John Buchan
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Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation's conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
– James MacGregor Burns
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