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leadership quotes (75)

Every silver lining has a cloud.
Mary Kay Ash   Category: Leadership

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Mary Kay Ash   Category: Leadership

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Bernard Baruch   Category: Leadership

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Leadership

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
Bo Bennett   Category: Leadership

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis   Category: Leadership

What helps people, helps business.
Leo Burnett   Category: Leadership

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Nolan Bushnell   Category: Leadership

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Leadership

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Leadership

Strong convictions precede great actions.
James Freeman Clarke   Category: Leadership

The cautious seldom err.
Confucius   Category: Leadership

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
E. Joseph Cossman   Category: Leadership

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.
E. Joseph Cossman   Category: Leadership

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey   Category: Leadership

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Roy E. Disney   Category: Leadership

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
Peter Drucker   Category: Leadership

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
Peter Drucker   Category: Leadership

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower   Category: Leadership

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
Michael Eisner   Category: Leadership

My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
Duke Ellington   Category: Leadership

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.
Cyril Falls   Category: Leadership

Good enough never is.
Debbi Fields   Category: Leadership

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
Harvey S. Firestone   Category: Leadership

The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.
Harvey S. Firestone   Category: Leadership

Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford   Category: Leadership

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Henry Ford   Category: Leadership

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Margaret Fuller   Category: Leadership

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Leadership

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Leadership

In fair weather prepare for foul.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Leadership

The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
Charles de Gaulle   Category: Leadership

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Leadership

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Leadership

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Leadership

The exercise of power is determined by thousands of interactions between the world of the powerful and that of the powerless, all the more so because these worlds are never divided by a sharp line: everyone has a small part of himself in both.
Vaclav Havel   Category: Leadership

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
Paul Hawken   Category: Leadership

Your most dangerous competitors are those that are most like you.
Bruce Henderson   Category: Leadership

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
Tom Hopkins   Category: Leadership

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
William James   Category: Leadership

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
William James   Category: Leadership

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Steve Jobs   Category: Leadership

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs   Category: Leadership

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
John H. Johnson   Category: Leadership

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser   Category: Leadership

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry A. Kissinger   Category: Leadership

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Ray Kroc   Category: Leadership

You're only as good as the people you hire.
Ray Kroc   Category: Leadership

Clarity affords focus.
Thomas Leonard   Category: Leadership

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado   Category: Leadership

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell   Category: Leadership

Get the best people and train them well.
Scott McNealy   Category: Leadership

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason.
J. P. Morgan   Category: Leadership

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
J. P. Morgan   Category: Leadership

Leaders grasp nettles.
David Ogilvy   Category: Leadership

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.
Ken Olsen   Category: Leadership

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Aristotle Onassis   Category: Leadership

You have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.
Major Owens   Category: Leadership

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Tom Peters   Category: Leadership

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Leadership

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Jim Rohn   Category: Leadership

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Jim Rohn   Category: Leadership

Whatever ought to be, can be.
James Rouse   Category: Leadership

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
David Joseph Schwartz   Category: Leadership

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David Joseph Schwartz   Category: Leadership

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
Barbara Sher   Category: Leadership

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.
Barbara Sher   Category: Leadership

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Ralph W. Sockman   Category: Leadership

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
Thomas Sowell   Category: Leadership

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone   Category: Leadership