Leader Quote #90 – Denis Diderot
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.


Leader Quote #91 – Justinian
Keep cool and you will command everyone.


Leader Quote #92 – Vince Lombardi
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.


Leader Quote #93 – Charles “Tremendous” Jones
Leaders are readers.


Leader Quote #94 – Harold J. Seymour
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to posterity.


Leader Quote #95 – Vince Lombardi
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.


Leader Quote #96 – Elliott Jaques
Leaders create an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to do work which matches his potential capability and for which an equitable differential reward is provided.


Leader Quote #97 – Charles S. Lauer
Leaders don’t force people to follow — they invite them on a journey.


Leader Quote #98 – Max Depree
Leaders don’t inflict pain — they share pain.


Leader Quote #99 – Henry Kissinger
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.


Leader Quote #100 – Vance Packard
Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.


Leader Quote #101 – Author Unknown
Leadership has to do with direction. Management has to do with the speed, coordination and logistics in going in that direction. The WORKERS are chopping their way through the jungle. The MANAGERS are coordinating, making sure the tools are sharp, etc. The LEADERS climb a tree and shout Wrong jungle!! The MANAGERS shout back Be quiet! We’re making progress!


Leader Quote #102 – Hubert H. Humphrey
Leadership in today’s world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.


Leader Quote #103 – John Naisbitt
Leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of it.


Leader Quote #104 – Tom Landry
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.


Leader Quote #105 – Norman Schwarzkopf
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.


Leader Quote #106 – Ted Ward
Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development.


Leader Quote #107 – Donald H. McGannon
Leadership is action, not position.


Leader Quote #108 – Donald J. Walters
Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.


Leader Quote #109 – George Van Valkenburg
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.


Leader Quote #110 – Larry Bird
Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got. Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.


Leader Quote #111 – Author Unknown
Leadership is like the old galley ships. 100s are rowing, but only one (the captain) knows where they are going


Leader Quote #112 – The EMS Manager Newsletter
Leadership is not a position. You are not a leader because you have the title of manager. Leadership is something that we earn from followers on a day to day basis.


Leader Quote #113 – Peter F. Drucker
Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.


Leader Quote #114 – Author Unknown
Leadership is one of the highest forms of service. It is best exercised when it freely motivates others to a decision that is really theirs — but which may never have been reached without the leader’s beneficial influence.


Leader Quote #115 – Orway Tead
Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate towards some goal which they come to find desirable and which motivates them over the long haul.


Leader Quote #116 – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.


Leader Quote #117 – Jim Rohn
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.


Leader Quote #118 – Ferdinand E. Marcos
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.


Leader Quote #119 – James L. Fishier
Leadership is the special quality which enables people to stand up and pull the rest of us over the horizon.


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