Quotes about Leadership

Quotes About Leadership

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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte

“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.”

— General Douglas MacArthur

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”

— Aristotle

“No man can stand on top because he is put there.”

— H. H. Vreeland

“He that would be a leader must also be a bridge.”

— Welsh proverb

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

— George Smith Patton

“You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.”

— Gene Mauch

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.”

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.”

— Thomas J. Watson

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”

— Tom Peters
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There is a fundamental problem with leadership: most of us don’t know what it means. It is common to mistake leadership with management, particularly in the workplace, where we expect leaders to have titles. However, the reality is that leaders can exist at all levels and in all places.

Leaders have vision and inspire people to co-operate in order to achieve goals. In fact, leaders can exist anywhere and in any group. We can all be leaders.

This is a curated collection of quotations about leadership.

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