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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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Leaders must recognize and then clearly communicate that outcomes measurement is not about simply counting things or gathering information.

— Mario Morino, Leap of Reason (2011)

Having a vision is important, but it will not serve if the leader is not able to communicate it to give the expected changes any chance of taking hold.

— Max Cesar King, Make Winners! (2013)

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

— Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but where they ought to be.

— Rosalynn Carter, First Lady of the US

Given how quickly our increasingly diverse world is changing, there are few more urgent challenges than engaging leaders in effective communication strategies that build functional relationships that transform schools and education systems.

— Sherida Britt, Director, Learning Solutions and Services at ASCD

Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they are made by effort and hard work.

— Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), professional football coach

A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

— Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1945), American political figure, diplomat, activist, First Lady of the US

A great leader: Knows the way; Shows the way; and Goes the way.

— John C. Maxwell, American speaker, pastor, and author of books focused on leadership
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