Check out these leadership quotes and learn the make-up of effective leadership.
Leaders aren't only found in corporate or military environments. Even at homes, we can become "leaders" to other family members or the kids.
As long as we are dealing and interacting with people, there's plenty of chances for us to take on the role of leadership.
These quotes are great be it that you're the manager of a big department or the mother of five children. You are put into the leadership role. Whether you want to learn to become a good or even a great leader, the choice is up to you.
May these quotes inspire you!
A leader is a dealer in hope.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
-- John C. Maxwell
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
-- James Callaghan
A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must be undaunted when the going gets tough.
-- Ronald Reagan
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
-- Rosalynn Carter
A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless ... someone's got to make a wake up call.
-- Warren Bennis
All Leadership is influence.
-- John C. Maxwell
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
-- Stephen R. Covey
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
-- Jack Welch
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
-- Robert Half
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
-- George S. Patton
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
-- Stephen Covey
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.
-- General Colin Powell
Lead and inspire people. Don't try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.
-- Ross Perot
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
-- Harold Geneen
Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire the power to inspire others to follow.
-- Vincent Lombardi
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.
-- George Van Valkenburg
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
-- Jim Rohn
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
-- Dwight Eisenhower
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-- Peter F. 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
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-- George Patton
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
-- Blaine Lee
The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leaders and followers. ... Leaders, followers and goals make up the three equally necessary supports for leadership.
-- Gary Wills
The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.
-- Elaine Agather
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
-- Ray Kroc
The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
-- Gail Sheehy
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
-- John Buchan
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
-- Henry Kissinger
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
-- Theodore M. Hesburgh
To lead people, walk beside them ...
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear;
and the next, the people hate ...
When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves!"
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We must become the change we want to see.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that's assault, not leadership.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower