Quotes about Leadership

"To lead people, walk behind them."

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


"I don't know what leadership is. You can't touch it. You can't feel it. It's not tangible. But I do know this: you recognize it when you see it."

Robert Leroy "Bob" Ehrlich, Jr. (born November 25, 1957) is an American politician who served as the 60th Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007.


"Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned."

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


"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.


"Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers, not their minds."

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"The real leader has no need to lead -- he is content to point the way."

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American novelist and painter.


"The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team."

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood" he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat.


"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 States Ronald Reagan.


"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 measure of a true leader: 'Is anyone following?'"

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"Great companies have leaders all over, not just at the top."

Rob Goffee ((April 14, 1952-)) Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School.