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.


"When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally."

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


";A leader's role is to raise people's aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there."

David R. Gergen (1942-) American journalist and U.S. White House advisor.


"A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs."

Robert Townsend (1920-1998) was an American business executive and author who is noted for transforming Avis into a rental car giant.


"The true leader is always led"

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology.


"The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them."

Carlos Ghosn (born 9 March 1954) is a Brazilian-born Lebanese businessman who is currently the Chairman and CEO of Paris-based Renault and holds the same positions at Japan-based Nissan, which together produce more than one in 10 cars sold worldwide.


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

Arnold Henry Glasow (notice no second g in last name) (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.