Quotations about Leadership

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 quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
John Maxwell
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker
The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.
Robert E. Moody
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Robert Half
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John Maxwell
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.
Walter Lippmann
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
Harry S. Truman
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Ralph Waldo Emerson