How do our leaders look at leadership?

LeadershipMerriam-Webster’s third dictionary definition of leadership is …the power or ability to lead other people.  This is a deceptively simple explanation of a very complex subject.  For today’s post, I thought I would see what the world’s leaders said about leadership.  Enjoy.

A leaders is a dealer in hope – Napoleon Bonaparte.

Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction – John F. Kennedy.

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.  Friedrich Nietzsche

The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.  He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things – Ronald Reagan.

Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck leads the flock to follow and fly – Chinese Proverb.

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

If your actions inspire other to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader – John Quincy Adams.

Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity – George Patton.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude – Thomas Jefferson.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the courage to continue that counts – Winston Churchill.

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



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