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.


"What makes a good follower ?
The single most important characteristic may well be a willingness to tell the truth. In a world of growing complexity leaders are increasingly dependent on their subordinates for good information, whether the leaders want to hear it or not. Followers who tell the truth and leaders who listen to it are an unbeatable combination. "

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.


"You don't have to hold a position to be a leader."

Anthony J. D'Angelo (-)


"Leadership is not magnetic personality-that can just as well be a glib tongue. He is not making friends and influencing people- that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher slights, the raising of person's performance to a higher standard, the building of personality beyond its normal limitations."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described social ecologist. His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.


"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in a army, or in a office. "

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 –March 28, 1969) was a five-star general in the United States Army and the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961.


"The question is not whether you're frightened or not, but whether you or the fear is in control. If you say I won't be frightened and then your expierence fear, most likely you'll succumb to it, because you're paying attention to it. The correct thing to tell yourself is "If I do get frightened, I will stay in command". "

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"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."

Arnold Henry Glasow (1905 -1998) Glasow's business was a humor magazine that he marketed to firms nationally, which firms would turn it into their "house organ" to send to their customers. He carried on this business for over 60 years, publishing his first book at age 92.


"Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders you can hear in the next country. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgement, some in courage. "

John William Gardner (October 8, 1912–February 16, 2002 ) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson.


"The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist."

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United StatesRonald Reagan.


"Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together"

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister.


"Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other."

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.