Leadership Quotes


A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
– John C. Maxwell

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
– William James

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
– Arnold H. Glasgow

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
– John D. Rockefeller

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example.
– Ingvar Kamprad
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
– Louisa May Alcott
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
– Marian Anderson
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
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
– Mary Kay Ash
When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
– Gennaro Anguilo
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
– Bernard Baruch
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
– Bo Bennett
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
A leader is a dealer in hope.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
– Omar N. Bradley
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
– Bill Bradley
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
– James Buchanan
What helps people, helps business.
– Leo Burnett
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