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Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
- Marian Anderson
The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
- Tony Blair, in the "London Mail"
Not even a great leader can get very far without great people to lead.
- Ashleigh Brilliant
The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
- Andrew Carnegie
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
- Indira Gandhi
A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; and he cannot govern himself unless his passions are subject to reason.
- Hugo Grotius
To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead.
- William Hazlitt (1)
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.
- Theodore Hesburgh
The German has not the slightest notion how a people must be misled if the adherence of the masses is sought.
- Adolph Hitler
It's the price of leadership to do the thing you believe has to be done at the time it must be done.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson
Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them!
- Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin,
Les Contemporains (vol. 14),
by E. de Mirecourt
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann,
in the "New York Harold Tribune"
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.
- Vance Packard
We were not born to sue, but to command.
- William Shakespeare,
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
(King Richard at I, i)
The art of leadership is a serious matter. One must not lag behind a movement, because to do so is to become isolated from the masses. But one must not rush ahead, for to rush ahead is to lose contact with the masses. He who wished to lead a movement must conduct a fight on two fronts--against those who lag behind and those who rush ahead.
- Joseph Stalin
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it.
- Harry S. Truman
If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.
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