Quotes about Leadership

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

John C. Maxwell (born 1947) is an evangelical Christian author,speaker, and pastor who has written more than 50 books, primarily focusing on leadership.


"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."

John Paul Kotter (born 1947) is a professor at the Harvard Business School and author, who is regarded as an authority on leadership and change.


"The most dangerous leadership mythe is that leaders are born, that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That is nosense, in fact, the opposite s true. Leaders are made rather than born. Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led."

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.


"Leadership is the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it."

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953).


"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."

Harold "Hal" Sydney Geneen (January 22, 1910 — November 21, 1997) was an American businessman most famous for serving as president of the ITT Corporation.


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

Rosalynn Smith Carter (born August 18, 1927) is the wife of the former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, and in that capacity served as the First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981.


"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.


"The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure, something happened to the that was personally difficult and traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom-as, something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered the soul, that moment created the resilence that leaders need."

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.


"Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line."

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.


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

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.


"Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver."

Mark A. Clement (-)