leaders Quotes

39 of the best book quotes about leaders
  1. #1
    “The first is that the bailiff is dismissed for thieving, and that I have formed a resolution to have no bailiff at all, but to manage everything with my own head and hands.”
  2. #2
    “We found that for leaders to make something great, their ambition has to be for the greatness of the work and the company, rather than for themselves.”
  3. #3
    “The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point.”
  4. #4
    “The warrior is always first a servant… The warrior does not serve because they cannot lead; they know that a person cannot lead if they do not serve.”
  5. #5
    “Most of us, in ways that we are not entirely aware of, automatically associate leadership ability with imposing physical stature. We have a sense of what a leader is supposed to look like, and that stereotype is so powerful that when someone fits it, we simply become blind to other considerations.”
  6. #6
    ″... Tanto came across base chief Bob sitting on the floor in a main hallway, his back against the wall, his head in his hands. Tanto thought Bob looked as though he’d given up... his body language sent a message of defeat.”
  7. #7
    “All the perks, all the benefits and advantages you may get for the rank or position you hold, they aren’t meant for you. They are meant for the role you fill. And when you leave your role, which eventually you will, they will give the ceramic cup to the person who replaces you. Because you only ever deserved a Styrofoam cup.”
  8. #8
    “Good leadership is like exercise. We do not see any improvement to our bodies with day-to-day comparisons. In fact, if we only compare the way our bodies look on a given day to how they looked the previous day, we would think our efforts had been wasted. It’s only when we compare pictures of ourselves over a period of weeks or months that we can see a stark difference. The impact of leadership is best judged over time.”
  9. #9
    “I know of no case study in history that describes an organization that has been managed out of a crisis. Every single one of them was led.”
  1. #10
    “Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more.”
  2. #11
    “Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.”
  3. #12
    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
  4. #13
    “Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.”
  5. #14
    “The rank of office is not what makes someone a leader. Leadership is the choice to serve others with or without any formal rank.”
  6. #15
    “It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius.”
  7. #16
    “And when a leader embraces their responsibility to care for people instead of caring for numbers, then people will follow, solve problems and see to it that that leader’s vision comes to life the right way, a stable way and not the expedient way.”
  8. #17
    “Leadership takes work. It takes time and energy. The effects are not always easily measured and they are not always immediate. Leadership is always a commitment to human beings.”
  9. #18
    “Find, develop, and support good people, and they in turn will find, develop, and own good ideas.”

Books about leadership

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Grace Goes to Washington book
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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez book
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She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch book
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So Tall Within book
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Roxaboxen book
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The World's Poorest President Speaks Out book
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Are You the Pirate Captain? book
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100 First Words for Little CEOs book
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  1. #19
    “Leaps of greatness require the combined problem-solving ability of people who trust each other.”
  2. #20
    “Societal conditioning discourages telling the truth to those perceived to be in higher positions.”
  3. #21
    “We create a leader by locating one in the crowd who is standing up. This may well be because there are no chairs or because his knees are fused by arthritis. It doesn’t matter. We designate this victim as a ‘stand-up guy’ by the simple expedient of sitting down around him.”
  4. #22
    “A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or reward that quality in its chosen leaders today.”
  5. #23
    “Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.”
  6. #24
    ″ In this world of ours none of us can afford to be lookers-on, the critics standing on the sidelines.”
  7. #25
    “the most fundamental and important truths at the heart of Extreme Ownership: there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.”
  8. #26
    “Leaders should never be satisfied. They must always strive to improve, and they must build that mind-set into the team. They must face the facts through a realistic, brutally honest assessment of themselves and their team’s performance.”
  9. #27
    “Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done and win.”
  1. #28
    “As leaders, we must not get dragged into the details but instead remain focused on the bigger picture.”
  2. #29
    “In order to convince and inspire others to follow and accomplish a mission, a leader must be a true believer in the mission.”
  3. #30
    “The slopes to treachery from the dizzy heights of revolutionary leadership are always so steep and slippery that leaders, however well intentioned, can never build their fences too high”
  4. #31
    “Leaders must accept total responsibility, own problems that inhibit performance, and develop solutions to those problems.”
  5. #32
    “Good followers do not become good leaders.”
  6. #33
    “The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils, have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished; as they continue to be the favorite and fruitful topics from which the adversaries to liberty derive their most specious declamations.”
  7. #34
    “It is not possible to rule well without having been ruled.”
  8. #35
    “Let every president, magistrate, Senate member, member of Congress, council member, and all other governmental representatives be subject to that authority. Jesus is Lord over America!”
  9. #36
    “Lord, anoint leaders to submit to Your lordship so that our economic situation can be healed. Let our people build houses and inhabit them.”
  10. #37
    “Lord, give us leaders who will break covenants with death in our country.”
  11. #38
    “God, give water in the wilderness, and release streams in the desert. I sprinkle America with the blood of Jesus and pray that the leaders of the nation will be under that covering.”
  12. #39
    “Your Word says that when godly men reign, the people will rejoice. It also says that the people cry out under the rule of the ungodly.”

Books about politics

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Abe's Honest Words book
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Grace Goes to Washington book
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Champions of Change book
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Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb book
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Corazon Aquino book
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Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? book
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Elizabeth Warren's Big, Bold Plans book
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