Leadership Quotes

This page is a collection of Leadership Quotes.

The following words by Thomas Gelardi, DC, sums up leadership and the unique qualities that make someone a great leader.


Everyone can sing, yet not everyone can be called a singer. So it is with leadership. It is an art form- one that should be practiced by those who already possess some natural leadership talent and wish to study and perfect the art. A true leader uses the highest principles to elevate both friend and foe, and receives all of the rewards of any creative art.


The following Leadership Quotes are from successful leaders in various fields. Read through these words of wisdom and allow the inspiration to influence you to greater heights as a leader.



A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
Ralph Lauren



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



People ask the difference between a leader and a boss....
The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert.
The leader leads and the boss drives.
-Theodore Roosevelt



A leader is one who knows the way,
goes the way and shows the way.
-John C. Maxwell



Leadership is practiced not so much in words
as in attitude and in actions.
-Harold S. Geneen



Leaders must be tough enough to fight,
tender enough to cry,
human enough to make mistakes,
humble enough to admit them,
strong enough to absorb the pain,
and resilient enough to bounce back and keep on moving.
-Jesse Jackson



The great leaders are like the best conductors-
they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the player.
-Blaine Lee



I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility,
which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
-Lao-Tzu



Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish.
Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower



Men make history, and not the other way around.
In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.
Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
-Harry Truman



Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.
-George Van Valkenburg



Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine.
You have the power to help people become winners.
-Ken Blanchard



The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius


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