I teach Leadership so I am always looking for good quotes about leadership. Because yesterday was Martin Luther King’s birthday there were a bunch of leadership quotes on the internet. Here are some of my favorites.
Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader . . They set out to make a difference. It is never about the role, it is always about the goal.
The greatest leader is not the one who does the greatest things, but he gets other people to do the greatest things.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.
The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.
A good leader is able to get a group of people who are different in every way to work together in unity.
Good leaders inspire people to dream more, attempt more, and become more.
True leaders don’t create followers they create more leaders.
Good leaders convince people that together they can accomplish anything, but separate they can accomplish nothing.
Great leaders paint a picture of a better tomorrow with the power of vision, and inspire others to help them accomplish it.
Successful leaders know that they must first lead themselves successfully before they can lead others.
The best leaders are not just pursuing a vision they are inspiring others to grow as they pursue the vision.
Leaders who accomplish great things with their life are humble enough to know that they need help to do it, they learn how to inspire others to help them, and they give those who helped them the credit for the accomplishment.
Leaders are strong, they know that all great accomplishments take time, and they endure to the end. They never give up.
A good leader takes more than his share of the blame, and less than his share of the credit.
Good leadership is all about influence not about authority. Good leaders don’t boss people around.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, but I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.