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Band Leader Quotes


"The best thing about this band is I'm the leader!" - Keith Emerson

"I mean, I think I liked every band I ever played in because each band was different, each band had a different concept, and each band leader was different... different personalities and musical tastes." - Buddy Rich

"Fish recognize a bad leader." - Conan O'Brien

"I was horribly depressed, and I felt like I had failed as a band leader, a professional, as a person." - Ben Moody

"Anyone who influences others is a leader." - Charles R Swindoll

"Be a leader, not a superior." - Toyotomi Hideyoshi

"A good leader makes a good follower." - Wilfred Bion

"Be the leader you wish you had." - Simon Sinek

"In America, public opinion is the leader" - Frances Perkins

"We need a leader, not a reader." - Herman Cain

"A Homeland, A State, A Leader." - Francisco Franco

"Undoubtedly the notional leader of British Jewry." - Michael Levy, Baron Levy

"The crowd gives the leader new strength." - Evenius

"Never trust spiritual leader who cannot dance." - Mr. Miyagi

"My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man, I'm just a living legacy to the leader of the band." - Dan Fogelberg

"If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else, so they tend to raise the bar for me." - Kristin Hersh

"I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records." - Billy Sherwood

"I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing, and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions than any other band leader in the country." - John Philip Sousa

"Today's imaginary band name: The Significan't." - Janina Gavankar

"All musicians are potential band leaders." - Thelonious Monk

"I loved being in a band." - Adam Ant

"A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people." - Simon Sinek

"Leader and followers are both following the invisible leader-the common purpose." - Mary Parker Follett

"A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.." - Tacitus

"A leader leads by example not by force." - Sun Tzu

"A leader can give up anything - except final responsibility." - John C Maxwell

"A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men." - Stephen King

"A highly credible leader under-promises and over-delivers." - John C Maxwell

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality." - Max De Pree

"A leader must inspire or his team will expire." - Orrin Woodward

"A visionary may see, but a leader must decide." - J. Oswald Sanders

"I've always felt that I'm a natural leader." - Lamar Odom

"You are the leader you've been waiting for." - Gloria Steinem

"He that would be a leader must be a bridge." - Proverbs

"A leader who produces other leaders multiples their influences." - John C Maxwell

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs

"The new leader is a facilitator, not an order giver." - John Naisbitt

"Mussolini was the greatest political leader of the century." - Gianfranco Fini

"Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!" - George E. M. Kelly

"Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says Go! - a leader says Let's go!" - E.M. Kelly

"I would rather be an artist than a leader. Ironically, a leader has to follow the rules." - Criss Jami

"The leader works in the open and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives." - Theodore Roosevelt

"If you want money, buy lottery tickets. If you love music, practice and keep your overhead to the bare minimum. Keep your promises, who you are is more important than what licks you know to any band leader." - Steve Morse

"I'm the band leader. That's not to say that the other people are my minions - they all put in a tremendous amount of personality, and push the music in ways I would never expect." - Michael Gira

"I think it's important for people to be able to think for themselves and not just flock mentality like: Yes, leader; yes, band; yes, celebrity; yes, entertainer, whatever you say, I'll do." - Brian Viglione

"I have toured with Klemens Marktl, playing his original compositions and arrangements. He is a wonderful drummer, a writer possessing a high degree of creativity, and an assured band leader." - Joe Locke

"My brother Leon started it all. He played the piano. In school they made me leader of the orchestra because I played the violin, but I followed Leon and the boys in his jazz band around." - Louis Prima

"There's no leader of this band, and there never will be. That's the key. You can't control how the public perceives you-people see rock'n'roll bands as the guitar player and the singer." - Shannon Hoon

"The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says Lets GO!" - Harry Gordon Selfridge

"In high school, I played in a Rush cover band." - Sam Trammell

"I think Alison Krauss and her band are the best today. The same goes for Rick Skaggs and his band." - Rick Moranis

"Eddie is a natural leader. Jeff and I have been very much in control of previous bands we've worked in. But the way Eddie grew into being the leader of this band was the most gradual, slow and respectful process that I've ever been involved in." - Stone Gossard

"The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it." - Warren G. Bennis

"The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it." - Warren Bennis

"I have always felt it was a handicap for oppressed peoples to depend so largely upon a leader, because unfortunately in our culture, the charismatic leader usually becomes a leader because he has found a spot in the public limelight..." - Ella Baker

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." - Jack Welch

"A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops." - John J. Pershing

"A poor leader will tell you how many people work for them. A great leader will tell you how many people they work for." - Simon Sinek

"How do you become a thought leader? It starts with *being* a thought leader and then connecting the dots back to you." - Brian Solis

"A lot of things just got distorted, like stories about each other. After the tour we never talked. I believe a band should be a band." - Tommy Bolin

"I'm 90% performer, 10% musician. I've always said that Gossip are a band I would go see, not a band I would listen to." - Beth Ditto

"I met the Santana band when I was 14. By the time I was 15, I was a member of the band." - Neal Schon

"The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader." - Albert Einstein

"A leader has to appear consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent." - James Callaghan

"To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life" - Warren G. Bennis

"The most successful leader of all is the one who sees another picture not yet actualised" - Mary Parker Follett

"The only thing of real importance that leader do is to create and manage culture" - Edgar Schein

"When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally." - Laozi

"The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why." - Warren G. Bennis

"To be a leader you must be able to create positive change." - John C Maxwell

"A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances." - George S Patton

"The leader is the servant who removes the obstacles that prevent people from doing their jobs." - Max De Pree

"As a leader, the most important earthly relationship you can cultivate is your relationship with yourself." - Ken Blanchard

"The intelligent employer encourages challenge, questioning-not blind acceptance and "our Leader knows best" acclaim." - Mary Barnett Gilson

"By the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions." - William J Clinton

"It takes a leader to know a leader, grow a leader, and show a leader." - John C Maxwell

"He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader." - Aristotle

"But you pashed Jonah Griggs and he's the leader of the enemy." - Melina Marchetta

"We as Iraqis have suffered enormously as a result of al-Qaeda and its leader." - Hoshyar Zebari

"Only where leader and led together bind each other in one destiny ... does true order grow." - Martin Heidegger

"Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power." - Thomas More

"To be an excellent leader, you have to be a superb follower," - Herb Kelleher

"A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power." - Thomas Moore

"Use the longest leader you can handle. Usually you can handle one much longer than you imagine. Remember that the purpose of the leader is to conceal artificiality. If you believe a leader is at all necessary then you must admit that the longer the leader the better chances you have for success" - Ray Bergman

"Education can't make us all leaders, but it can teach us which leader to follow." - Bel Kaufman

"The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan." - Napoleon Hill

"As a leader you set the tone for your entire team. Communicate your vision." - Colin Powell

"The true leader must submerge himself in the fountain of the people." - Vladimir Lenin

"To become a courageous leader, you must realize that accepting responsibility is not optional - it's mandatory." - David Cottrell

"To be a leader, you have got to lead human beings with affection" - J. R. D. Tata

"As a leader, you will never get ahead until your people are behind you." - John C Maxwell

"Your life expands in proportion to your courage. Fear limits a leader." - John C Maxwell

"Being a leader is one thing I've never felt comfortable with. It's not my nature." - Dwyane Wade

"I've been a leader practically my whole life. I don't know what it is to follow." - Eli Manning

"The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing." - Warren G. Bennis

"If you're a serious minded leader, you will read. You will read all you can." - Bill Hybels

"One thing a leader does is to remove the stigma of mistakes." - Gordon Moore

"Be ENTHUSIASTIC as a leader. You can't light a fire with a wet match!" - Anonymous

"That's really what I want in a leader; I want somebody who's really, really smart." - Anna Quindlen

"A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him." - Mark Brouwer

"Every leader needs to look back once in a while to make sure he has followers." - Anonymous

"There is a significant difference between a leader and a cheerleader." - Anonymous

"A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people." - Sam Ervin

"A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it." - Ken Adelman

"The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive." - Joe Batten

"I would rather say whoa to a leader than gittie up." - Ezra Taft Benson

"A leader, you see, is one of the things that distinguishes a mob from a people." - Frank Herbert

"There goes my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The leader demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome." - John Haggai

"[On John Tunnard:] One day a marvelous man in a highly elaborate tweed coat walked into the gallery. He looked a little like Groucho Marx. He was as animated as a jazz-band leader, which he turned out to be. He showed us his gouaches, which were as musical as Kandinsky's, as delicate as Klee's, and as gay as Miro's." - Peggy Guggenheim

"The Beatles were just a band that made it very, very big, that's all." - John Lennon

"We were the only band in history that was directed by an ass." - Scotty Moore

"They wove the lotus band to deck And fan with pensile wreath their neck." - Thomas Moore

"Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer" - Tom Araya

"Being in a rock band for 20 years is not the best resume for anything else." - Walter Martin

"Social networking, I believe, has completely changed the relationship between band-members and fans." - Beau Bokan

"Come on and hear, come on and hear, Alexander's Ragtime Band." - Irving Berlin

"I have a karaoke punk band called The Ungrateful Dead, but we don't exist yet." - Eric Andre

"To me, I'm for a band whose forefront is the music." - Phil Anselmo

"It's really exciting and kind of special, especially having our own band. It's just completely different." - Nicole Appleton

"Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer." - Tom Araya

"Karma means who you are and where your awareness field is on the band of perception." - Frederick Lenz

"It was a nightmare. The band had to tour Greenland by bus." - Fred Schneider

"I tend to be a jam-band fan, and I love the Rolling Stones." - Jessy Schram

"No one person could have broken up a band, especially one the size of the Beatles." - Yoko Ono

"Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year. The Band consists of four members." - Peter Tork

"I never do releases to try and make or break some contemporary band." - Thurston Moore

"I just happened to wind up in a metal band when I was 15." - Chino Moreno

"I dropped out of college when I was 18 to be in a band." - Brody Jenner

"I never have any problem getting enthusiastic with a good song and a good band." - Waylon Jennings

"There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." - Klaus Balkenhol

"I'm a leader. I'm the leader of this team, and they look for me at any point in the game, and that's not just scoring-wise, I do other things." - Lebron James

"Leadership is influence. It is the ability to obtain followers. When the leader lacks confidence, the followers have no commitment. A leader is great not because of his power, but because of his ability to empower others." - John C Maxwell

"A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential; a great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or herself" - Bo

"A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they arent still there, hes no longer a political leader." - Bernard Baruch

"A business leader has to keep their organization focused on the mission. That sounds easy, but it can be tremendously challenging in today's competitive and ever-changing business environment. A leader also has to motivate potential partners to join." - Meg Whitman

"Great communication depends on two simple skills-context, which attunes a leader to the same frequency as his or her audience, and delivery, which allows a leader to phrase messages in a language the audience can understand." - John C Maxwell

"It has never been more critical that a leader step forward to accelerate our understanding of cancer - and champion the effort to finally defeat it. That leader will be the Duke Cancer Institute." - Victor J. Dzau

"My job as a leader is not to say, 'Hey, look at me. I'm a leader.' It's to lead. I mean, I've got to go out and find ways to win these games." - Josh Freeman

"You want a leader, Western leader, English-speaking? Mitt Romney." - Mark Shields

"A strong leader is not necessarily a bad leader." - Paul Kagame

"Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"The Congress leadership always denied responsibilities to me both within the government and within the party organisation... They would always tell me my image as a Hindu leader was a constraint on my capacity as a political leader." - Satpal Maharaj

"Russia is still the leader in world space exploration. But its position of leader involves great responsibility - we have no right to lag behind. We can and we must move constantly forward." - Valentina Tereshkova

"One can lead a nation only by helping it see a bright outlook. A leader is a dealer in hope." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice" - George Washington Goethals

"Leadership is demonstrated at the moment of need. You learn to be a leader by acting, by doing" - Carlos Ghosn



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