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What Makes A Leader Quotes


"What is important for a leader is that which makes him a leader. It is the needs of his people." - Frank Herbert

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

"A great leader makes what is visible in their mind, visible to all." - Ron Kaufman

"Courageous leadership is not fearless leadership. What makes you a leader is how you deal with your fears." - Andy Hargreaves

"When you choose to give up your time and resources to participate in community work, that's what makes a leader." - Dolores Huerta

"Being charismatic doesn't make you a leader. Being a leader makes you charismatic." - Seth Godin

"Doing the easy thing makes you popular. Doing the hard thing makes you a leader." - Rick Warren

"The rank of office is not what makes someone a leader. Leadership is the choice to serve others with or without any formal rank." - Simon Sinek

"what a rope of sand we are without a leader ..." - Marjorie Bowen

"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group." - Russell H. Ewing

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

"A person may forget 90% of what a leader says, but he will never forget how the leader lives." - Kenneth Boa

"If I'm going to be a leader then I have to go places that other people are afraid to go to. That's what makes a leader. To be not afraid to step out and go over the frontline. To stare darkness right in the face." - R Kelly

""Every leader makes mistakes, every leader stumbles and falls. The question with a senior level leader is, does she learn from her mistakes, regroup, and then get going again with renewed speed, conviction and confidence?"" - Jack Welch

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

"Being one step ahead makes you a leader Being fifty steps ahead could make you a martyr." - John C Maxwell

"A good leader gets people to follow him because they want to, not because he makes them." - Tony Dungy

"What makes a good man?" - Yogi Berra

"The greatest thing you do as a leader may not be what you do as a leader but who watches you do what you do." - Andy Stanley

"Whatever a leader does now sets up what he does later. And there's always a later." - Mike Krzyzewski

"If a leader cannot give you a clear picture of what he or she sees in the future, that person is not the leader of that organization." - John C Maxwell

"A leader is a reader." - John C Maxwell

"Nothing helps make a leader more approachable than admitting your struggles, screw-ups and behind-the-scenes thinking on hard calls. If the leader makes this a priority, the whole company will be more open and methodical learning from failure." - Scott Weiss

"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

"Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America when what black America needs isn't a leader, it is education." - Jim Brown

"What a leader learns after you've learned it all counts most of all." - John Wooden

"A leader is someone who knows what they want to achieve and can communicate that." - Margaret Thatcher

"Charisma is the gift from above where a leader knows from inside himself what to do." - Max Weber

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

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

"As a leader you provide for people only what they can't provide for themselves." - Ken Blanchard

"They should regard me as what I am. I am a spiritual leader and teacher." - Louis Farrakhan

"Every leader is telling a story... about what he or she values." - Walt Disney

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

"It's not always easy to do the right thing. But, doing the right thing makes you strong, it builds character, it forces you to make decisions based upon your beliefs and not what other people think. In life, and in business, you have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone. But, what makes you a leader is having the courage of your convictions." - Queen Latifah

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

"A leader gets things done." - Rick Perry

"Fish recognize a bad leader." - Conan Obrien

"Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team." - John C Maxwell

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

"To be a great teacher, you can't simply be looking at how to earn your income. And with a priest or spiritual leader - there's another relationship that makes those lives what they are. And in each of these cases you'll find elements of gift exchange thriving, and you'll also find a tension around it." - Lewis Hyde

"Sometimes people think it's what you say when you're in a huge group that makes you a leader. But sometimes it's the one-on-one conversations you have with guys individually, just getting to know them. I think I've done that a lot. Not intentionally - it just happens." - Robert Griffin Iii

"The notion of 'world leadership' is a curiously archaic one. The very phrase is redolent of Kipling ballads and James Bondian adventures. What makes a country a world leader? Is it population, in which case India is on course to top the charts, overtaking China as the world's most populous country by 2034?" - Shashi Tharoor

"I'm the leader of the pack, which makes me such a lucky Jack, for openers, here's a pair of cuties, here's my darling dealing beauties." - Bruce Forsyth

"The best leaders are clear. They continually light the way, and in the process, let each person know that what they do makes a difference. The best test as a leader is: Do those served grow as persons; do they become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become leaders?" - Robert K Greenleaf

"I have always admired the Linking Pin theory of management specialist Rensis Likert. It says that in every organization there are leaders who link the lower level to the upper level. What makes somebody an effective link as a leader is that he conveys down everything that above wants and he conveys up everything that below needs." - Colin Powell

"The success of a leader will rise or fall on the decisions that he or she makes about the people around him or her." - Tim Stevens

"When a leader encourages the culture of impunity, the society is lost and it makes the work harder for the rest of us." - Wole Soyinka

"I think a balanced team of men and women makes better decisions. That's one of the reasons why I was prepared to run for deputy leader." - Harriet Harman

"A good leader encourages followers to tell him what he needs to know, not what he wants to hear." - John C Maxwell

"The leader of an Earth organization who makes a commitment to history - of humans living on Earth, to begin permanent settlement/occupation of not the moon, but of another planet - this leader will have a legacy for history that will supersede Columbus, Genghis Khan or almost any recognized leader." - Buzz Aldrin

"What makes a good coach? Complete dedication." - George Halas

"Heart is what makes a difference" - Jerry Sloan

"What least makes a mother is biology." - Oprah Winfrey

"Giving is what makes a nation great." - Jonathan Sacks

"Be a leader, not a follower. Never let anyone tell you what you can and cannot be." - Vernon Davis

"As a leader of a majority-Muslim nation, I believe Islamic countries must better understand what young people aspire to." - Najib Razak

"Change hurts. It makes people insecure, confused, and angry. People want things to be the same as they've always been, because that makes life easier. But, if you're a leader, you can't let your people hang on to the past." - Richard Marcinko

"It's not easy, being the best at what he does but still having the humility and desire to be close to those around him. In private, Messi is a great leader, a great captain. Usually the best in any area see things differently but in this case Leo is still an ordinary person and that makes our relationship work. He's the leader of ARG, he has helped us to reach two finals in one year. I have great respect for Messi the person and player." - Javier Mascherano

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

"Being passionate is not what makes you a girl, it's what makes you a human." - Emma Watson

"A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure." - Hugh Kingsmill

"What makes a good book and what makes a good movie are totally different things." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"What makes a great dancer is not technique. What makes a great dancer is passion." - Martha Graham

"What makes a good book and what makes a good movie are totally different things." - Seth Grahamesmith

"A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can't." - Jack Ma

"It's hard to visualize someone as a leader, if she is always waiting to be told what to do." - Sheryl Sandberg

"What job is worth the enormous psychic cost of following a leader who values loyalty in the narrowest sense." - Warren G. Bennis

"The unique ability to take decisive action while maintainign focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader." - Robert Kiyosaki

"There's nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can't clearly articulate why we're doing what we're doing." - James M. Kouzes

"I think what the American people want more than anything else is a strong and decisive leader." - Chris Christie

"What world leader is considered the most controversial and everyone has a view of him? That's Putin." - Christopher Ruddy

"It's what we've always known for many years outside of Australia...You can't have a world leader called Kevin." - Bill Bailey

"Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need." - Mike Krzyzewski

"Obama is a great leader. He can fire people up and get them to do what he wants." - Penn Jillette

"I don't want to be considered a leader based on what people think goes on in the clubhouse." - Matt Holliday

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

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

"A leader is a dealer in hope." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." - Margaret Fuller

"Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower." - Steve Jobs

"Banking gives you a glimpse into what makes companies succeed and what makes companies fail," - Sally Jewell

"Banking gives you a glimpse into what makes companies succeed and what makes companies fail." - Sally Jewell

"What kind of leader sends congressmen out on a kamikaze mission in an election year and right before a recess? The kind of leader whose followers are diminishing in number." - Jed Babbin

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

"They have miscalculated me as a leader." - George W Bush

"A true leader produces more leaders." - Zig Ziglar

"Every great leader has a generosity gene." - Jack Welch

"He is a leader among leaders." - Chris Carter

"Everyone wins when a leader gets better" - Bill Hybels

"A political leader worthy of assassination" - Irving Layton

"Donald Trump is a strong leader." - Mike Pence

"America is looking for a consistent leader." - Rick Perry

"A good leader must be fair." - Yao Ming

"The measure of you as a leader is not what you do, but what others do because of what you do." - Howard G. Hendricks

"In the end, as a leader, you are always going to get a combination of two things: what you create and what you allow." - Henry Cloud

"The opposite of a leader isn't a follower. The opposite of a leader is a pessimist." - Marcus Buckingham

"What I care about is whether or not a leader will work with America's working people, whether or not a leader cares about responsibility and honest work and whether or not a leader will fight to keep the American Dream alive." - Richard Trumka

"There's something unique and different that makes a leader, and it's not about creativity or courage or integrity.... A leader's job is to rally people toward a better future." - Marcus Buckingham

"A great director or leader knows his people, creates a great team, and then makes a great movie that can influence millions more than the readers of his column." - Warren Bennis

"The true leader makes each team member twice the person they were before." - Leonard Sweet

"You are not a leader to win a popularity contest-you are a leader to lead." - Jack Welch

"Not everybody who has a vision is a leader, but every leader has a vision." - John C Maxwell

"There are many qualities of a great leader. Passion is one, empathy is another, listening is another, decisiveness is another. I think a great leader makes people feel comfortable, so that they feel that they're allowed to be stupid, they're not afraid to give their opinions." - Sherry Lansing

"Who voted for Trump? Who are these people who, as he famously said, would let him shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and still support him? It's people who want too strong a leader, who would do what that leader tells them. Similar to the Europeans following Mussolini and Hitler. There's a streak in humanity that likes that kind of leader. That's Trump's core. Authoritarianism." - John Dean

"Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn't a leader - it is education. Giving speeches and marching - that's not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice." - Don Yaeger

"I think it's good to have competition. Now we have a third country that can launch astronauts, so it's good for all of us. It makes us a little bit more competitive and wanting to be the leader." - Leroy Chiao

"The difference between a good leader and a great leader is humility." - James C Collins

"Not every reader is a leader, but every leader must be a reader." - Harry S Truman

"The moment a leader steps away from his core competencies, his effectiveness as a leader diminishes." - Andy Stanley

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

"A leader must have knowledge. A leader must be able to teach." - W Edwards Deming

"Not everyone will become a great leader, but everyone can become a better leader." - John C Maxwell

"A leader who develops people adds; a leader who develops leaders multiplies." - John C Maxwell

"While a good leader sustains momentum, a great leader increases it." - John C Maxwell

"What leader has no lessons to learn from his followers?" - Toyotomi Hideyoshi

"The leader is one who can organize the experience of the group ... and thus get the full power of the group. The leader makes the team. This is pre-eminently the leadership quality - the ability to organize all the forces there are in an enterprise and make them serve a common purpose." - Mary Parker Follett

"I always say, what really makes a movie commercial is that it makes its money back." - Christine Vachon

"I'm not a fan in a rock concert, you see. I am a political leader in a great nation of the world. What interests me are France's interests." - Marine Le Pen

"You know, by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions. ... You may find you can get away with virtual presidents, virtual prime ministers, virtual everything." - William J Clinton

"By preaching the doctrine that nothing is to be admired except steel and concrete, one merely makes it a little surer that human beings will have no outlet for their surplus energy except in hatred and leader worship." - George Orwell

"The leader is one who mobilizes others toward a goal shared by leader and followers." - Garry Wills

"Humility is the key characteristic of a worship leader. Actually, the key for any great leader." - Chris Tomlin

"I like rough edges. That's what makes a person real." - Cinda Williams Chima

"It's what you do right now that makes a difference." - Mark Bowden

"Money is what makes a man act funny." - Eminem

"Sticking with your family is what makes it a family." - Mitch Albom

"A man's foibles are what makes him lovable." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Im just interested in what makes a photograph." - Mary Ellen Mark

"I can only gesture at what makes a story good." - Leonard Michaels

"What makes Siri cool is she has a personality." - Tim Cook

"All life's a risk, that's what makes it interesting." - Megan Chance

"What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Repeating a new behavior is what makes change stick." - Gabrielle Bernstein

"John said, You know what makes a successful executive?" - Max Barry

"Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show." - James Macarthur

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." - Oprah Winfrey

"I'm just interested in what makes a photograph." - Mary Ellen Mark

"Durability is part of what makes a great athlete." - Bill Russell

"It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh." - Kristen Wiig

"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive." - George Eliot

"To do a poem justice, explain what makes it unique; to get a poem noticed, explain what makes it typical." - Stephen Burt

"What makes a Beethoven symphony spectacular, what makes a Brahms rhapsody spectacular is that the patterns are wondrous." - Brian Greene

"The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. ... The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader." - Derek Sivers

"What the world needs are servants, not leaders. Everyone's wish is to become a leader....Let us become a real servant instead." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it." - Harry S Truman

"What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If voters care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots." - Newt Gingrich

"Coming into World War II, we were seen as a conquering hero for beleaguered people, we are now seen as invader, an occupier. And what that is saying is we have more might than right, so we kind of have a kind of moral deficit disorder. And that's why a leader must lift us back to the higher ground, because at the end of the day what makes you strong is that you are believable, that as significant as might is, ultimately right is even stronger than might." - Jesse Jackson

"The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures" - Warren G. Bennis



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