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My Leadership Quotes

My collection of leadership quotes (with author and source) collected from books, conversations, training, and of course, the internet. Enjoy!

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You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people.

— Admiral Hopper, U.S. Navy

No one will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.

— Andrew Carnegie, The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

— Arnold Glasow (1905-1998)

Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.

— Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), British Field Marshall

If you are in a leadership role, the best thing you can do as far as productivity is let people know where you want to go.

— Coach Don James (1932-2013), The Thursday Speeches

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), American President

A strong leader must possess strong communicational skills. As a leader, learn to listen. A good listener makes a great leader. You must work and try to understand desires, needs, thoughts, beliefs, feelings etc. of others.

— Daniel Transon, The Leadership Challenge (2012)

The capacity to develop and communicate a corporate strategy has become a necessity for every leader to ensure support from stakeholders.

— Fons Trompenaars and Piet Hein Coebergh, 10 Management Models (2015)

Leaders who are inarticulate . . .make us all uneasy.

— James L. Hayes (1915-1989), educator, Dean of the School of Business Administration at Duquesne University, CEO, American Management Association

A great leader needs to possess a balance of traits, and the ability to share them with others, including commitment, communication, confidence, creativity, honesty, inspiration, intuition, loyalty, prioritization, and the ability to laugh and learn from mistakes what I like to call experience.

— Jason Navallo, Success (2019)
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