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Top 100 Leadership Transformation Quotes

Top 100 Leadership Transformation Quotes

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A leader should be visionary and have more foresight than an employee. – Jack Ma

  1. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

  2. Leadership experts and the public alike extol the virtues of transformational leaders – those who set out bold objectives and take risks to change the world. We tend to downplay ‘transactional’ leaders, whose goals are more modest, as mere managers. Joseph Nye

  3. You need a commitment that is long-term and a commitment to leadership because that’s the only way you build excellence. – Azim Premji

  4. Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line. – Richard Branson

  5. I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli

  6. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree

  7. Great leaders do not desire to lead but to serve. – Myles Munroe

  8. Don’t follow the crowd. Let the crowd follow you. – Margaret Thatcher

  9. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” —Jack Welch, American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer

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

  11. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.Warren Bennis

  12. I have always felt it was a handicap for oppressed peoples to depend so largely upon a leader, because unfortunately in our culture, the charismatic leader usually becomes a leader because he has found a spot in the public limelight.Ella Baker

  13. If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. – Jim Rohn

  14. A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte

  15. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell

  16. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker

  17. “Calamity is the test of integrity.” – Samuel Richardson

  18. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” — John Maxwell

  19. My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery

  20. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

  21. “The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.” — Padmasree Warrior, CEO & founder of Fable

  22. The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill

  23. Being charismatic doesn’t make you a leader. Being a leader makes you charismatic. –  Seth Godin

  24. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy

  25.  “It’s okay to admit what you don’t know. It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s more than okay to listen to the people you lead – in fact, it’s essential.” —Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors

  26. A person who is happy is not because everything is right in his life, He is happy because his attitude towards everything in his life is right. – Sundar Pichai

  27. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker

  28. Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Faceboo.

  29. “Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.” —Mary D. Poole, author

  30. The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis

  31. Integrity, insight, and inclusiveness are the three essential qualities of leadership. – Sadhguru

  32. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  33. Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell

  34. “To win one hundred battles in one hundred victories is not the ACME of skills. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the ACME of skill.” – Sun Tzu

  35. “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers.” — Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus, Visa

  36. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

  37. It doesn’t matter when we start.It doesn’t matter where we start.All that matters is that we start. – Simon Sinek

  38. Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title. – Robin S. Sharma

  39. To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux

  40. “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” —General Montgomery, British Army Officer

  41. As we look ahead to the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates

  42. You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey

  43. “If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes.” – Henry Ross Perot

  44. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” —Brian Tracy, Canadian-American motivational public speaker

  45. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself, and the organization gets pulled up with you. – Indra Nooyi

  46. “Leadership is about the team – the culture they keep and embrace; it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business; it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.” —Kat Cole, COO & President of FOCUS Brands

  47. For the success of any mission, it is necessary to have creative leadership. Creative leadership is vital for government, non-governmental organizations as well as industries. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  48. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman

  49. “Do not fear when your enemies criticize you. Beware when they applaud.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  50. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell

  51. Leadership is a choice, not a position. – Stephen Covey

  52. Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance. – J. Donald Walters

  53. “Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished.” —Lisa Cash Hanson, author and entrepreneur 

  54. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

  55. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard

  56. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller

  57. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” —Tony Blair, British politician

  58. A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate, we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before. – Nelson Mandela

  59. “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”— John Kenneth Galbraith

  60. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” — Henry Kissinger

  61. A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwel

  62. Great leaders can see the greatness in others when they can’t see it themselves and lead them to their highest potential they don’t even know. – Roy T. Bennett

  63. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter

  64. “Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgments.” – Dr Warne W. Dyer

  65. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” — John Buchan

  66. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller

  67. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa

  68. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” —Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker

  69. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. – John F. Kennedy

  70. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur

  71. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn

  72. “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” — General Douglas MacArthur

  73. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” — General Colin Powell

  74. “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” —Orrin Woodward

  75. Transformational leaders are important because they make choices that most other leaders would not.Joseph Nye

  76. “The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.” – Robert K. Greenleaf

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

  78. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward

  79. “The speed of the leader determines the speed of the gang.” – Mary Kay Ash

  80.  “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Swope, American editor and journalist

  81. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or conclude you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. – Colin Powell

  82. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado

  83. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

  84. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”-Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

  85. “Sometimes, I think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don’t act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end.” – Bill Gates

  86. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.”-Theodore M. Hesburgh

  87. “A real leader faces the music even when he doesn’t like the tune.” – Arnold H. Glassgow

  88. “People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!” – Peter Senge

  89. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes. – Peter F. Drucker

  90. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” –John Maxwell

  91. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley

  92. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. —John Kenneth Galbraith

  93. “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” — Theodore Roosevelt

  94. “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”- Steve jobs

  95. True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

  96. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” —Margaret Wheatley, writer, teacher, and speaker

  97. The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  98. Education is the mother of leadership. —Wendell Willkie

  99. Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word. – Brian Tracy.

  100. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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