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10 Best Quotes On Leadership

Below are my top 100 leadership quotes of all time.

1. 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. —Lao Tzu

2. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch

3. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader

4. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker

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

6. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

7. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton

8. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur

9. 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

10. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. —John Kenneth Galbraith