Leadership—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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53 Page Quotation Collection on Leadership
This 53 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Leadership. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Leadership, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs; they expect too much of ordinary men.
You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.
Leadership means vision, cheerleading, enthusiasm, love, trust, verve, passion, obsession, consistency, the use of symbols, paying attention as illustrated by the content of one’s calendar, out-and-out drama (and the management thereof), creating heroes at all levels, coaching, effectively wandering around, and numerous other things. Leadership must be present at all levels of the organization.
People think of leaders as men devoted to service, and by service they mean that these men serve their followers....The real leader serves truth, not people.
--J. B. Yeats
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Leadership is action, not position.
--Donald H. McGannon
What you cannot enforce,
Do not command.
Nothing motivates a man more than to see his boss putting in an honest day’s work.
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
--John C. Maxwell
You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.
No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.
--W. A. Nance
Judge a leader by the followers.
Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important. Most
people enjoy those rare moments when others make them feel important. It is
one of the deepest human desires.
—Roy T. Bennett
The man who is worthy of being ‘a leader of men’ will never complain about the
stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind nor the inappreciation of the public. These are all a part of the great game of life. To meet them and overcome them and not to go down before them in disgust, discouragement or defeat—that is the final proof of power.
--Wm. J. H. Boetcker
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