Thought Provoking Leadership Quotes

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

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

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

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 Maxwell

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy

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

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. —Stephen Covey

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

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. —Bill Bradley

There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. —Fuchan Yuan


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