250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

Leadership is a quality that makes a person special than others. Not all people have leadership skills. A leader has many great abilities and qualities that make him popular in society. A person needs leadership skills to start a business or an organisation. A good leader must have certain leadership qualities. A good leader is always brave, punctual, hardworking, fluent, wise and flexible. He leads his followers based on his leadership qualities. To be a good leader, one must have unique leadership qualities or leadership skills. Above all, honesty is the very first quality that a leader must be a successful leader. A good or successful leader is always honest in nature. An dishonest man cannot lead his group smoothly. On the other hand, a good leader always inspires his followers and motivates them to achieve the goal. Become a good leader by developing leadership qualities in you with these leadership quotes.

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250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

Central to America’s rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life. — Mitt Romney

God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us. — Charles Stanley

Get the best people and train them well. — Scott McNealy

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. — Steve Jobs

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. — Arnold H. Glasow

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. — Warren G. Bennis

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt. — Barack Obama

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. — John D. Rockefeller

Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them. — Daisaku Ikeda

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about. — Iain Duncan Smith

It’s a tremendous responsibility to be direct descendants of the prophet Muhammad. This family has had the burden of leadership on its shoulders for 1,400 years. I’m not going to drop the ball on my shift. — King Abdullah II

Example is leadership. — Albert Schweitzer

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men. — Gloria Steinem

Whatever ought to be, can be. — James Rouse

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent. — John H. Johnson

The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream. — David Miliband

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. — Ray Kroc

You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership does not depend on being right. — Ivan Illich

Management is doing things right leadership is doing the right things. — Peter Drucker

By providing outstanding economic leadership, this country can wage its attack successfully – and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world. — James Forrestal

Strong convictions precede great actions. — James Freeman Clarke

We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen. — Barack Obama

I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, young or old. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature. — Michelle Bachelet

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control. — Tom Landry

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. — Peter Drucker

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. — Barbara Sher

The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they’re quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain. — Arthur Scargill

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people… to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people. — Kofi Annan

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred. — Yousef Munayyer

To meet the expectations of the majority of our people, and to open up new vistas of economic opportunity so that the aspirations of Nigerians can stand a fair chance of being fulfilled in a lifetime, there must be a truly committed leadership in a democratic Nigeria. — Ibrahim Babangida

I think one of the keys to leadership is recognizing that everybody has gifts and talents. A good leader will learn how to harness those gifts toward the same goal. — Benjamin Carson

Absolute identity with one’s cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership. — Woodrow Wilson

They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it. — Chris Christie

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. — Jim Rohn

Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it. — John Naisbitt

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice. — Gerry Adams

Leadership is influence. — John C. Maxwell

This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible. — Carter G. Woodson

Education is the mother of leadership. — Wendell Willkie

This is easy to say with the benefit of hindsight, but I think it once again points out how very important style of leadership, that is the way he does what he does, is to his perception. — Robert Teeter

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Leadership is about being a servant first. — Allen West

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. — John Kenneth Galbraith

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. — David Joseph Schwartz

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. — J. P. Morgan

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

Because of the president’s leadership, every American will have access to affordable, quality health care. — Rahm Emanuel

If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history. — David Suzuki

But the fact is that the vast majority of Republicans support the Sinn Fein leadership. — Martin McGuinness

President Obama chose politics over leadership. ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ have become bait-and-switch. — Lindsey Graham

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees. — Ingvar Kamprad

It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit. — Lucy Powell

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone. — Ferdinand Marcos

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. — William James

I recognize we will pay more attention when we have different leadership. — Octavia Butler

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never. — Duke Ellington

I think we need leadership that helps us remember that part of what we are about is caring about more than the person right next to us, but the folks across the way. — Anna Deavere Smith

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang. — Mary Kay Ash

It’s really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time. — William Hague

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. — Norman Schwarzkopf

I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the ‘Today’ programme and item four on the news was: ‘The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.’ I lay there thinking that’s interesting, then I realised it was me. — George Osborne

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for, or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years? — Paul Ryan

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

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. — Henry A. Kissinger

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention. — Jim Rohn

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it. — Mao Zedong

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

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership. — Gerry Adams

At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means. — Gerry Adams

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. — Jesse Jackson

Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven’t exactly been non-aggressive – including me. — Madeleine Albright

The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way. — Henry Miller

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

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In fair weather prepare for foul. — Thomas Fuller

Leadership is an ever-evolving position. — Mike Krzyzewski

Being a CEO still means sitting across the table from big institutional investors and showing your leadership and having them believe in you. — Christie Hefner

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. — Roy E. Disney

Clarity affords focus. — Thomas Leonard

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions. — Robert Shea

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. — William James

There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They’re the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run. — Howard Dean

Overall, the challenge of leadership is both moral and one of developing the characteristics that make us respected by one another. — Louis Farrakhan

The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. — Rosa Luxemburg

I believe that in Europe, we have a collective leadership. — Mario Monti

You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it. — Norman Schwarzkopf

I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor. — Condoleezza Rice

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed. — Mwai Kibaki

Military school was great and especially great for leadership and then I spent two years in Vietnam. — Robert Kiyosaki

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself. — R. Buckminster Fuller

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

Most people associate command and control leadership with the military. — Margaret J. Wheatley

You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I’m attempting to do right now. — Angela Davis

With gridlock the norm, Congress’s approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership. — Ron Fournier

So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership, why would the next four years be any different from the last four years? — Paul Ryan

If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny. — Mary Douglas

The art of communication is the language of leadership. — James Humes

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two. — Bertolt Brecht

Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt. — Ron Fournier

Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders. — Steve Ballmer

You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all. — Tom Vilsack

A leader is a dealer in hope. — Napoleon Bonaparte

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership. — Chinua Achebe

We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past. — Paul Ryan

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live. — Sidney Sheldon

The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? — Max de Pree

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. — Bernard Baruch

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Ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton. — Jimmy Carter

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. — Stephen Covey

I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don’t think they believe that. It’s just an argument that’s made when you can’t confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power. — Ai Weiwei

Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction. — Daisaku Ikeda

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. — Ken Olsen

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

Whose leadership, whose judgment, whose values do you want in the White House when that crisis lands like a thud on the Oval Office desk? — Rahm Emanuel

I think President Obama could have handled politics and policies differently. But he has been decisive, strong, and consistent – important qualities in a president. Mitt Romney is indeed an Etch A Sketch, the antithesis of leadership. — Eliot Spitzer

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. — E. Joseph Cossman

The cautious seldom err. — Confucius

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. — Harold S. Geneen

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. — John C. Maxwell

I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed. — Margaret J. Wheatley

President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve. — Lindsey Graham

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves. — E. Joseph Cossman

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. — Henry J. Kaiser

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint. — Lewis H. Lapham

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit. — Andrew Carnegie

You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power. — Major Owens

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. — J. Donald Walters

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully. — Thomas Fuller

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. — Barbara Sher

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. — Max Lucado

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Every silver lining has a cloud. — Mary Kay Ash

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

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got. — Larry Bird

Market leadership can translate directly to higher revenue, higher profitability, greater capital velocity, and correspondingly stronger returns on invested capital. — Jeff Bezos

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. — Ralph Nader

250+ Leadership Quotes to become a good leader

My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. — Sonny Perdue

Each one of us, and, indeed, all those who aspire to national leadership must bring their own visions, views and styles to the business of reforming Nigeria, and the search for solutions. — Ibrahim Babangida

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. — Sun Tzu

We’ve been sitting at the compromise table for a long time. We’re just waiting for that cold chair to be warmed up by the Republican leadership. They still have time to do the right thing and be responsible. They just seem to be moving further and further away from it. — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

It is the responsibility of leadership to provide opportunity, and the responsibility of individuals to contribute. — William Pollard

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. — Michael Eisner

Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today. — Angela Davis

Good enough never is. — Debbi Fields

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. — Andrew Carnegie

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it. — Cyril Falls

Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far. — Louis Farrakhan


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