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.


"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."

Stephen R. Covey (born October 24, 1932) wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself."

Thomas John Watson, Jr. (1914–1993) was the president of IBM from 1952 to 1971 and the eldest son of Thomas J. Watson, IBM's first president. He led the company into a period where it dominated the new computer industry. Among many honors, he was called "the greatest capitalist in history" and one of 100 most influential people of the 20th century.


"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant."

Max De Pree (-) is an American writer. A son of D.J. DePree, founder of Herman Miller office furniture company.


"The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself."

Blaine Lee Pardoe (-) is a writer, known primarily for writing the Battletech and MechWarrior: Dark Age series of science fiction books, business management books.


"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.


"A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position."

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


"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011) is an American business magnate and inventor. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple.


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

John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.


"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."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi,Laocius and other variations) (-) as a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").


"He that cannot obey, cannot command."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.