Definitions of leadership:
- Dictionary.com: (noun) The position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group
- Merriam Webster: (noun) 1) the office or position of a leader 2) Capacity to lead 3) The act or an instance of leading
- Synonyms from Thesaurus.com: administration, authority, command, influence, management, power
Random Leadership Quotes
Quotes about Leadership:
“(North Korean leader Kim Jong Un) is 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age.”
“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
“Some great people are leaders and others are more lucky, in the right place at the right time. I’d put myself in the latter category. But I’d never call myself a normal designer of anything.”
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.”
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie
Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are. I never think of myself as being a woman CEO of this company. I think of myself as a steward of a great institution.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.
Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.