Being A Leader Quotes

Being A Leader Quotes by Darren Hardy, Rudy Giuliani, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nafessa Williams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Peter Drucker and many others.

Success is not only the financial wealth you accumulate, it is also about being a leader, improving your relationships, living healthfully, and making a real difference in the world.
Darren Hardy
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
Rudy Giuliani
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Friedrich Nietzsche
To come and turn the TV on and see Black Lightning trying to make a change and being a leader and stepping up, I hope that it inspires people within their own communities to try to make a change and to walk in their own superhero.
Nafessa Williams
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter Drucker
Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vince Lombardi
We don’t think about women being leaders.
Hillary Clinton
One part of being a leader on a basketball team is you have to be there for yourself and others.
Jermaine O’Neal
Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader.
Toni Morrison
One problem with being a leader, is that even among your friends you are alone, for it is you — and you alone — to whom the others look for final guidance.
Trenton Lee Stewart
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
My celebrity status allows me an opportunity, allows me a pulpit to preach and reach out to the people. Not even always preaching but just leading, motivating them by being a leader.
Mr. T
A key thing in being a leader is you’ve got to pause yourself.
Ben Horowitz
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker
Being consistent meant not departing from convictions already formulated; being a leader meant making other persons accept these convictions. It was a narrow track, and a one-way, but a person might travel a considerable distance on it. A number of dictators have.
Jessamyn West
Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
John Peter Zenger
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Arleigh Burke
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
Zainab Salbi
To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!
The real leader has no need to lead – he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller
Being a leader is natural to me.
Jared Dudley
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold Geneen
The hardest thing about being a leader is demonstrating or showing vulnerability… When the leader demonstrates vulnerability and sensibility and brings people together, the team wins.
Howard Schultz
Anyway, I’ve never been captain in 16 years in the NHL. But that didn’t stop me being a leader in my own way.
Guy Lafleur
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.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
Jesse Jackson
That’s what being a leader is all about. If the other players see you in a non-positive mind set, that affects them. I have to present an air of confidence at all times.
Joey Harrington
Leaders are not born, they’re made.
Vince Lombardi
I’m a shepherd, not a sheep, and I’ve always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower.
Dustin Diamond
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let’s go!
George E. M. Kelly
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
George Orwell
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.
Lewis H. Lapham
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Ken Blanchard
Having your teammates’ backs – that’s what I feel being a leader is.
Joel Embiid
Being a leader requires being confident enough in your own decisions and those of your team to own them when they fail. The very best leaders take the blame but share the credit.
Travis Bradberry
You don’t lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I never thought in terms of being a leader. I thought very simply in terms of helping people.
John Hume
It is definitely what my aim is to get everyone to do their part and take on that responsibility of being a leader – whether you are playing or on the bench or if you have not made the team.
Fabian Delph
Being a leader doesn’t mean you created something or you did something great in the past or some other person has given you any kind of authority.
James Altucher
I learnt about being physically fit, captaincy, and the things that really matter when it comes to being a leader and a batsman.
Prithvi Shaw
I like being a leader in real life.
Donnie Wahlberg
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
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Jim Rohn
My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.
Bernard Law Montgomery
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
Douglas MacArthur
A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless… someone’s got to make a wake up call.
Warren G. Bennis
Congressman Engel had a reputation quite frankly for being absent from the community, being disengaged and not being a leader or fighter on the issues that matter most, and that’s not just rhetoric.
Jamaal Bowman
Optimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it’s necessary to being a leader.
Rick Hillier
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
Albert Einstein
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John C. Maxwell
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Being charismatic doesn’t make you a leader. Being a leader makes you charismatic.
Seth Godin
Part of being a leader means knowing who you can go after and who you should pat on the butt.
Gary Payton
Leadership is possible in all different ways, and in all different areas of life. Whether it is with friends or family, I expect them to set a great example for me, and hopefully I will do the same for them. And that is all part of being a leader.
Steve Nash
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren G. Bennis
It’s part of my role to push the guys around me to be the best they can be. I think that’s part of being a leader.
Ryan Tannehill
Being a leader of the Boomers team is something that I’ve felt responsible for and being able to learn from the amount of guys that I’ve been able to – not only on the Boomers in my early days, but also over here in the NBA.
Patty Mills
The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leader and followers.
Garry Wills
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
I loved multi-tasking. I loved being involved in a lot of things. To me, the more complex the better, and so being a leader of a business to me was like, ‘Wow, that’s what I want to be.’
Denise Morrison
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Andre Malraux
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
Jack Welch
Being a leader, it’s the art of trying to find the balance, the right times with each individual and what they need at that moment. It requires looking outward as opposed to looking inside.
Kobe Bryant
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton
Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.
Patrick Ness
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou
Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character.
Lewis H. Lapham
I love holding myself accountable and being held accountable by my teammates. It’s never easy, but it comes with the role of being a leader, and if your leadership is not up to par, then the team won’t be willing to work as hard.
Jalen Brunson
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born.
Warren G. Bennis
I never talk about being leaders and all the rest of it. I can only remember one or two occasions in my life when I actually issued orders, and I felt thoroughly miserable after doing it.
Edmund Hillary
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader
My life path number is 7. One of the qualities is leadership. If I’m not being a leader, I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
NLE Choppa
Leaders aren’t born they are made.
Vince Lombardi
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
Stephen King
A bold onset is half the battle.
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker
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.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry A. Kissinger
When you go and you tour Europe, or you go and you tour Egypt, or you go and you tour Iraq, or you go and you tour Afghanistan, or India, or whatever. Governments get to a point where they’re illegitimate because people just give up on them as far as being leaders who have their country’s interests at heart.
Juan Enriquez
In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and positions.
Margaret J. Wheatley
There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust.
Klaus Balkenhol
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren G. Bennis
Growing up, I kind of liked the way he (Thurman Munson) played. I didn’t see much of him, but I
remember him being a leader. I remember him really standing up for his
teammates, and that really caught my eye.
Jorge Posada
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis
That’s part of being a leader, being the guy that people look to and making everybody around you better.
Joe Flacco
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.
Dolly Parton
Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination, with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Noah Porter
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Colin Powell
I’ve put a lot of thought into being a leader.
Peyton Manning
Throughout my life and career, I have continually been impressed with the importance of integrity – whether it was growing up as a Boy Scout, working in one of my first jobs as a university janitor, or being a leader in a Fortune 500 company.
Rex Tillerson
Women especially are often asked to choose between being a mother and being a leader. Without adequate policy support, too many women face not only financial barriers to balancing motherhood and leadership, but cultural stigmas too.
Michelle Wu
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Pat Riley
I think there is a big and significant difference between being a leader and being a manager-leaders lead from the heart. You have to be analytical and flexible. Flexibility is one of the key ingredients to being successful. If you feel like it’s difficult to change, you will probably have a harder time succeeding.
Andrea Jung
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
Benjamin Disraeli
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Publilius Syrus
I’m very proud of Arizona as being a leader. They’re tired of being a victim.
Paul Gosar
Earn your leadership every day.
Michael Jordan
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Stephen Covey
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope
A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.
David Gergen
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
John Buchan
I think I have been able to slow down a little bit and really work on different things… I think I improved on being a leader on the court. Controlling the game, controlling the pace… that is where I have grown.
Michael Carter-Williams
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do but to achieve what they want to achieve.
Tom Landry
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
George S. Patton
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Rosalynn Carter
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
I have always thought that what is needed is the development of people who are interested not in being leaders as much as in developing leadership in others.
Ella Baker
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela
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
The patriotism in Britain comes from us being a leader. On jobs, on tax havens, on workers’ rights, on the environment. We can be leading Europe… and it will be to the benefit of every British citizen.
Gordon Brown
Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that’s where charisma comes from, from the leading.
Seth Godin
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
Peter Drucker
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is a big difference between being a leader and actually leading.
Andy Stanley
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
Bill Bradley