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Quotations about Leadership



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You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, 1995, collegiate-empowerment.org


A good leader takes a little more than his share of blame; a little less than his share of credit. ~Arnold H. Glasow (1905–1999)


A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader. ~Golda Meir


Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership. ~Eric Hoffer


Whether it be admitted or not, there are hierarchies of being, as well as of role. The highest types of men have always been... comparatively fearless and sought neither riches nor security, except in themselves... They never attempted to lead, but only to guide. The real leader has no need to lead — he is content to point the way. Unless we become our own leaders, content to be what we are in process of becoming, we shall always be servitors and idolaters. ~Henry Miller, "The Wisdom of the Heart"


Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. ~Tom Peters, in Fast Company, as quoted by The Reader's Digest, 2001


A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not. ~Author unknown


Example is not the main thing in influencing others . It is the only thing. ~Albert Schweitzer


A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says, "I was beaten." He does not say, "My men were beaten." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, translated from the French by Lewis Galantière


If two or three persons should come with a high spiritual aim and with great powers, the world would fall into their hands like a ripe peach. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Unless a man knows how to manage those above him, as well as those below him, he will never achieve supreme success. Knowledge of human nature is the chief element in the composition of the successful business man. The test of any man's ability is not what he does himself, but what he can get others to do in co-operation with him. ~Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919)


The great manager is the man who knows how to surround himself with men much abler than himself... He who will succeed is not a specialist, excepting so far as it is his special function to understand the human machine. ~Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919)


No man is a leader until his appointment is ratified in the hearts and minds of his followers. ~Author unknown


When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. ~Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years," Dave Barry Turns 50, 1998, davebarry.com


One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. ~Dennis A. Peer, in National Enquirer, as quoted by The Reader's Digest, 1996


Leadership is often nothing more than doing the right thing and inspiring others to the same. ~Terri Guillemets


Every leader needs to look back once in a while to make sure he has followers. ~Author unknown





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