Being A Leader Quotes by Warren G. Bennis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jared Dudley, Michael Jordan, John Kenneth Galbraith, Bill Kreutzmann and many others.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Being a leader is natural to me.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
I’m really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say, thank you for the great times for all these years. But I don’t think about it as being a leader.
The decisions you make affect a lot of people. You have investors, employees, and customers who all rely on you. Being a leader is a 24-hour-a-day job.
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.
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.
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.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
We don’t think about women being leaders.
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.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.