Quotes on Leadership
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford
Freedom always comes with a price.
Do your duty, that is best. Leave unto the Lord the rest.
Daily work takes on eternal value when it’s done for God.
Champions of faith are people who have learned from their failures.
Privilege and responsibility are two sides of the same coin.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. Henry Ford
Society is improved one life at a time.
Our words and our deeds should speak the same language.
Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.
That which is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Whatever your work may be, do it faithfully. E. G. White
A good example is the best sermon.
Think like a person of action. Act like a person of thought.
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in the ditch. Jesus
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone. Harry Truman
A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there. David Gergen
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. Norman Schwarzkopf
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey S. Firestone
The ability to summon positive emotions during periods of intense stress lies at the heart of effective leadership. Jim Loehr
God grant that men of principle shall be our principal men. Thomas Jefferson
It’s time the church left the building and went outside where the people are.
When the blind leadeth the blind, get out of the way.
Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.
Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner
The best presenters have conversations with their audiences. Robert Bly
Individuals and organizations that are good react quickly to change. Individuals and organizations that are great create change. Robert Kriegel
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Sidney Smith
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker
Leadership is action, not position. Donald H. McGannon
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
It’s important that people should know what you stand for. It’s equally important that they know what you won’t stand for. Mary H. Waldrip
Never give in-in nothing, great or small, large or petty-except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill
One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.
Dennis A. Peer
The mark of a true professional is giving more than you get. Robert Kirby
If you lead through fear you will have little to respect; but if you lead through respect you will have little to fear.
The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr.
Smart leaders hire smarter people.
If you want to achieve excellence, think differently.
Do what you say you will do.
Challenge them and they will excel.
No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him. W. A. Nance
Trust in God and do something. Mary Lyon
All leadership is influence. John C. Maxwell
A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
In everything that you do, consider the end. Solon
He who serves is preserved.
It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don’t know all the answers. John P. Loughrane
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience or convictions.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. Henri Bergson
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate. John C. Maxwell
Character is power. Booker T. Washington
Be part of the solution-not part of the problem. Catherine Devrye
In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. Socrates
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth orfalsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. C.S. Lewis
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds. Albert Einstein
You should not live one way in private, another in public. Publius Syrus
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford
If I have been able to see further than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton
I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death.
Never let the least you can do be the best that you do. Rick Shonk
We must choose between what’s right and what’s easy. J.K. Rowling
There are moments when everything goes well; don’t be frightened, it won’t last.
Interdependency follows independence. Stephen R. Covey
If things go wrong, don’t go with them. Roger Babson
Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. Sidney J. Phillips
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. George Bernard Shaw
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. Napoleon Hill
Excellence starts at the top-leadership by example. Catherine Devrye
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Proverbs 17:27
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. Proverbs 16:20
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2