Leadership Quotes - Page 2

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
– Warren G. Bennis

Great leaders are pragmatists who can deal with difficult realities but still have the optimism and courage to act.
– Nitin Nohria

Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership.
– Nitin Nohria

Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.
– Max Depree

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
– Adolf Hitler

Leadership is like the old galley ships. 100s are rowing, but only one (the captain) knows where they are going.
– Anonymous

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.
– Reed Markham

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
– Arnold H. Glasgow

The great leaders are like the best conductors they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.
– Blaine Lee

When a leader is in the Democratic party he’s a boss; when he’s in the Republican party he’s a leader.
– Harry S Truman

Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
– Colin Powell

The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.
– François Rochefoucauld

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
– Theodore Hesburgh

Any leader who doesn’t support the heart of evolving humanity is not a leader worthy of being followed.
– Vanna Bonta

The local church is the hope of the world, and its future rests primarily in the hands of its leaders.
– Bill Hybels

No amount of study or learning will make a man a leader unless he has the natural qualities of one.
– Archibald Wavell

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

Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically.
– Philip Crosby

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

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
– Blaine Lee