Being A Good Leader Quotes by George Orwell, Aristotle, Jim Rohn, George E. M. Kelly, George S. Patton, Laozi and many others.
High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let’s go!
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
There is no real magic to being a good leader. But at the end of every week, you have to spend your time around the things that are really important: setting priorities, measuring outcomes, and rewarding them.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologise than it is to get permission.
A leader leads by example not by force.
The original thing that fascinated me most was why we expect leaders, and especially presidents, at times to destroy themselves – and that’s a sign of being a good leader or a good president. We usually don’t expect that of almost anyone else in any profession, in particular, in public life.