Leadership quotes

leadershipYou do not lead by hitting people over the head – that’s assault, not leadership.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Officers always eat last.  Let those who work under you be treated well.
– General James T. Conway, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corp (Campbellsville University commencement speech, 5/10/2008)

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

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
– Walter Lippman

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
– Ralph Nader

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.
– Isaac Newton

It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
– Adlai Stevenson

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is:  Try to please everyone.
– Herbert B. Swope

I’ve missed more than nine thousand shots in my career.  I’ve lost more than three hundred games.  I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.
– Michael Jordan

Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad and I will show you a man you can beat every time.
– Lou Brock

Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
– American Diplomat George W. Ball

As long as I want to stay competitive, I must never stop and marvel at what I’ve accomplished – only forward to my next challenge at hand.
– Arnold Palmer

Always take a livelier interest in reality than in words.
– St. Augustine




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