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 best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren Bennis
A leader is a dealer in hope.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.
- Robin S. Sharma
Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
- Roy E. Disney
Greatness can be captured in one word: lifestyle. Life is God's gift to you, style is what you make of it.
- Mae Jemison, 1st African American Woman Astronaut
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
- Somerset Maugham
We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson
Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
- Chinese Proverb
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
- Rosa Parks
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Go forth and set the world on fire.
- St. Ignatius Loyola
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
- Kenyan Proverb
Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
- Karl Marx
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority
- Ken Blanchard
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
- Amelia Earhart
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
- Andrew Carnegie
Done is better than perfect.
- Sheryl Sandberg
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
- Steven Covey
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion.
- Oprah Winfrey
Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
- Peter Drucker
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton
Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.
- John Maxwell
The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
- Ayn Rand
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.
- Sam Walton
My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.
- Steve Jobs
As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.
- Indra Nooyi
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.
- Seth Godin
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max DePree
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
You manage things; you lead people.
- Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
- Alan Kay
Where there is no vision the people perish.
- Proverbs 29:18
God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.
- Reggie White
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch - what make you go beyond the norm.
- Cicely Tyson
I cannot change the world, but I can change a small part of it.
- Kay Florentino
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
-John C. Maxwell
Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others;' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
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.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.