Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
– Dwight Eisenhower
A leader is a person who has the ability to get somebody to do something that they wouldn’t have done if that leader hadn’t been there. – Eric Worr
Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
– George S. Patton
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. – Theodore Roosevelt
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too. – Robert Half
You don’t manage people; you manage things. You lead people. – Admiral Grace Hooper
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter F. Drucker
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. – Max De Pree
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
– Theodore M. Hesburgh
A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon Bonaparte
No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him. – W. H. Auden
Leadership doesn’t produce followers; it produces leaders.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men – the other 999 follow women. – Groucho Marx
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
The day employees stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. – General Colin Powell.
What are YOUR favorite leadership quotes?