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.


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

Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman who took over the small-scale McDonald's Corporation franchise in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world.


"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on."

Walter Lipmann (1889 New York - 1974 New York) one ofthe fathers of modern journalism.


"The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop to the point that they surpass him or her in knowledge and availability."

Fred A. Manske Jr (-) author of Secrets of Effective Leadership.


"I started with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."

Ralph Nader (February 27, 1934) is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and four-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a Green Party candidate in 1996 and 2000, and as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008.


"If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything."

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States from 1969–1974 and was also the 36th Vice President of the United States (1953–1961). Nixon was the only President to resign the office and also the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency.


"Every leader needs to look back once in a while to make sure he has followers. "

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"When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often that person is crazy. "

David "Dave" Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005.


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

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (abbreviated NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945.


"The leader can never close the gap between himslef and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He is a legendary football figure, best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s.


"You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right."

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