John Maxwell -
"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them."
Norman Schwarzkopf -
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."
Donald H. McGannon -
"Leadership is action, not position."
Vincent Lombardi -
"Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire the power to inspire others to follow."
George Van Valkenburg -
"Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching."
Harold S.Green -
"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."
Buck Rodgers -
"Leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others to higher levels of achievement."
Dwight Eisenhower -
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
Max Lucado -
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
Unknown Author -
"A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune."
Lou Holtz -
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Arab proverb -
"An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep."
Mark Twain -
"Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear."
Charles de Gaulle -
"Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone."
Stephen Covey -
"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
Edward Hennessy -
"Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example."
Albert Schweitzer -
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing."
John Kotter -
"Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there; they cause change. They motivate and inspire others to go in the right direction and they, along with everyone else, sacrifice to get there."
"We know that leadership is very much related to change. As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership."
"People are more inclined to be drawn in if their leader has a compelling vision. Great leaders help people get in touch with their own aspirations and then will help them forge those aspirations into a personal vision."
"Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn't about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way."
"Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better."
"Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome."
"A leader needs enough understanding to fashion an intelligent strategy."
"Great communicators have an appreciation for positioning. They understand the people they're trying to reach and what they can and can't hear. They send their message in through an open door rather than trying to push it through a wall."