Quotes on Leadership Page 3
"A job description of a coach would be: to lead, motivate, create a vision, and teach staff the skills needed to empower them to help make us a successful and profitable company." Catherine Pulsifer and Byron Pulsifer, from
Why All This Talk of Coaching Rather Than Managing
"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." Ralph Nader
"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
"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude;
be kind, but not weak;
be bold, but not bully;
be thoughtful, but not lazy;
be humble, but not timid;
be proud, but not arrogant;
have humor, but without folly." Jim Rohn
"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." Theodore Roosevelt
"The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says "I"; The leader says "WE". The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, "GO"; the leader says lets, "GO!" H. Gordon Selfridge
"No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him." W. A. Nance
"Leadership is not magnetic personality - that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people' - that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you." Max DePree
"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
"Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure."
Admiral Arleigh A. Burke
"The very essence of leadership is its purpose. And the purpose of leadership is to accomplish a task. That is what leadership does - and what it does is more important than what it is or how it works."
Colonel Dandridge M. Malone
Grace Murray Hopper
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