Inspiring Leadership Statments

Here is some inspiration from very successful people.

“It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”  (Douglas Adams)

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.“  (John Quincy Adams)

“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 works in the system. Leadership works on the system.”  (Stephen R. Covey)

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him….But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, “We did it ourselves.”  (Lao Tzu)

“I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.“  (Talleyrand)

“A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.”  (Russell H. Ewing)

“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.”  (Warren Bennis)

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  (John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

‘The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  (Theodore Roosevelt)

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”  (Peter F. Drucker)

“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”  (Thomas Watson)

‘Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.“  (Groucho Marx)

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.”  (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

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