Sunday, October 6, 2013

20 Leadership Quotes

  1.  A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell
  2. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. —Abraham Lincoln
  3. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —John C. Maxwell
  5. Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. —Vince Lombardi
  6. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. —Nelson Mandela
  7.  Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  8.  A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur
  9. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard
  10. 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
  11.  A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  12.  I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader
  13. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell 
  14.  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
  15.  Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18
  16.  Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis
  17.  Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
  18.  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
  19.  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead
  20. 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

Kevin Kruse is a serial entrepreneur whose companies have won both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards. He is also a NY Times bestselling author and speaker.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2012/10/16/quotes-on-leadership/