Motivational Leadership Quotes

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

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
George Washington Carver

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
Bo Bennett

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
Warren Bennis

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

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Casey Stengel

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

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
J. Paul Getty

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Andrew Carnegie

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.
Colin Powell

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
Thomas Aquinas

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
William James

Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Mahatma Gandhi

The cautious seldom err.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
John H. Johnson

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
J. P. Morgan

What helps people, helps business.
Leo Burnett

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
William James

Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
Chester W. Nimitz

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser

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

You're only as good as the people you hire.
Ray Kroc

I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
Don Shula

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Paul Hawken

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
J. P. Morgan

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
Harvey S. Firestone

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold S. Geneen

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Bernard Baruch

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