Great and famous quotes about leadership

Leadership quotations

One of the more interesting topics of leadership is famous quotes about leadership that are attributed to historically important people. Hopefully you will find something helpful and some of these quotes about leadership are rather insightful.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Harold R. McAlindon

“Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This is one of my favorite quotes about leadership:

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.”

EverettDirksen

There are also many other quotes about leadership.

“I think leadership comes from integrity – that you do whatever you ask others to do. I think there are non-obvious ways to lead. Just by providing a good example as a parent, a friend, a neighbor makes it possible for other people to see better ways to do things. Leadership does not need to be a dramatic, fist in the air and trumpets blaring, activity.”

Scott Berkun

“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!”

Lao-Tsu

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but “we” gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

Peter Drucker