My collection of leadership quotes (with author and source) collected from books, conversations, training, and of course, the internet. Enjoy!
A good leader encourages followers to tell him what he needs to know, not what he wants to hear.
Competence goes beyond words. It�s the leader�s ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know how–and know that they want to follow you.
Smart leaders believe only half of what they hear. Discerning leaders know which half to believe.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, to learn more, to do more, and to become more, then you have become a leader.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable.
A good leader must be harder on himself than on anyone else. He must first discipline himself before he can discipline others. A man should not ask others to do things he would not have asked himself to do at one time or another in his life.
Leadership rests not only on outstanding ability, but on commitment, loyalty, pride, and followers ready to accept guidance.
Leadership, with the willingness to use it, is based upon truth and character. It must have truth in its purpose and willpower in its character.