Leadership Quotes Page 2
"A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows
merely how best to do it."
"Some people think leadership is about power, however,
power is not leadership.
When you lead people you are actually helping people accomplish more
and be all that they can be."
"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
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches
or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
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"A leader takes people where they want to go.
A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go,
but ought to be."
"To lead people, walk beside them ...
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ...
When the best leader's work is done the people say,
'We did it ourselves!'"
"The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist.
They turn to each other and say 'We did it ourselves'."
And it falls to a true leader to see to it that his or
her people have an inspiring vision to pursue."
Bill Byrd, Sweet Success 12 Proven Habits of Winning Leaders
"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
"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost
the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves,
it's amazing what they can accomplish."
Believe In Yourself |
"If you listen to the most effective politicians, you will notice that the most
successful are those who speak at a grade school level. While most people
want their leaders to possess a high level of intelligence,
the average (and below average) person finds that simple language is
easier to digest."
Theo Gold, Communication: The Communication Bible: Social Skills, Body Language, Influence & Persuasion
"If there is anything I would like to be remembered for it is that I
helped people understand that leadership is helping
other people grow and succeed. To repeat myself, leadership
is not just about you. It's about them."
Helping Others |
"Moreover, in high-performance teams, the role of the team leader is
less important and more difficult to identify because all members lead
the team at different times."
Douglas Smith; Jon Katzenbach, The Wisdom of Teams:
Creating the High-Performance Organization
Teams Beyond Yesterday's Needs |
"In my own view, a leader not only has a clear overview of the landscape and
the ultimate goals, but she also believes that her
team can overcome the obstacles--clear a path through the forest--
by themselves with adequate support and guidance and
is thus interested in helping them grow to achieve that goal."
Candela Iglesias Chiesa, Build your Dream Team: Leadership based on a passion for people.
"Leadership must also see teams not only as a 'tool' but also as a way of
thinking and being."
Deborah Mackin; Deborah Harrington-Mackin, The Team-Building
Tool Kit: Tips and Tactics for Effective Workplace Teams
Inspirational Thoughts |
"Forcing someone to do something is just another way of controlling them.
The key is to find a way to lead people without ruling them!"
Robert Lebow; Randy Spitzer, Accountability: Freedom and Responsibility Without Control
"Here's what's clear to me: Business leaders who employ the principles
of leadership accountability stand to multiply their chances of success
and market leadership."
Di Worrall, Accountability Leadership: How Great Leaders Build a High Performance Culture of Accountability and Responsibility
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