Leadership Quotes, Skills, Qualities, Images

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
— Warren Bennis

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
— Warren Bennis

Leadership is influence.
— John C. Maxwell

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
— Peter Drucker

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker

My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
— General Montgomery

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
— Ralph Nader

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
— Theodore Roosevelt

A leader is a dealer in hope.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.
When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
— Jack Welch

“We cannot lead others without first leading from within.”
– Lolly Daskal

Sees the big picture
Thinks strategically
Focuses on the future
Sets the vision
Displays a strong business acumen
Sets the direction
Strives for continuous improvement
Thinks critically
– Lolly Daskal

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

Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
— John C. Maxwell

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”
— Max DePree

You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go.
You lead by going to that place and making a case.
— Ken Kesey

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
— Aristotle

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
— Harry S. Truman

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
— Lao Tzu

“Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.”
– Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator


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