Quotes on Leadership and True Leader


"History and the generations to come will judge our leaders by the decisions they make in the coming weeks."

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

"Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front."

A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances. 

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

"A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed."

Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are. 

"A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before."

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

"Truth is always the enemy of power. And power the enemy of truth."

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

"A leader. .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind."

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. 

"A leader leads from in front, by the power of example. A ruler pushes from behind, by means of the club, the whip, the power of fear."

A leader is a dealer in hope.

If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.

Jim Rohn

A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

Rosalynn Carter

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

Theodore Roosevelt

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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