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Famous Leadership Quotes :

Gems of wisdom by the best leaders

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Here is a collection of some of my favorite famous leadership quotes. I’ve always believed that the wisdom and knowledge of the great men and women in history can be retained through their quotes. Even a very short quote can convey a significant message.

As Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages may be preserved by quotation”

So perhaps to be a good leader, it is a good idea to study and contemplate the famous leadership quotes by great individuals. All of us can learn a great deal just by reading these quotes, and it doesn't even take a lot of time to do it. Meditate upon these famous leadership quotes and live it daily.

My Favorite Famous Leadership Quotes

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

-Peter F. Drucker

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

- John Quincy Adams

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

- John C Maxwell

famous leadership quotes The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.

- John Buchan

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore M. Hesburgh

Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.

- Rosabeth Moss Kantor

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

He that cannot obey, cannot command.

- Benjamin Franklin

All Leadership is influence.

- John C. Maxwell

famous leadership quotes The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.

- Faye Wattleton

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 higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

- Peter F. Drucker

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.

- John Quincy Adams

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

- Henrik Ibsen

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

- Anon

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

- Jack Welch

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

- Kenneth Blanchard

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

famous leadership quotes I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

- Ralph Nader

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George S. Patton

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

- General Colin Powell

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

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.

- Theodore Hesburgh

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.

- Harold Geneen

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.

- Erskine Bowles

Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts.

- Erskine Bowles

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

- Carly Fiorina

Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.

- Carly Fiorina

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

- Norman Schwarzkopf

Leadership does not depend on being right.

- Ivan Illich

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

- Harold S. Geneen

I hope that you are inspired by those famous leadership quotes. Share these words of wisdom with the people around you.

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