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Quotes on Leadership - Great Quotes from Great Leaders

Great leaders share a common belief that leadership is more about character than authority and power. And, working alongside their followers, and inspiring them to exceed their own expectations is what leadership is about. Here are some of our favorite quotes on leadership from these great leaders throughout history.

Leroy Eimes Quote on Leadership:

"A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see."
~ Leroy Eimes
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Robert Jarvik Quote on Visionary Leadership:

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them."
~ Robert Jarvik
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Rosalynn Carter Quote about Leaders:

"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
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Reed Markham Quote on Leadership and Action:

"Experienced outsdoorsmen know that you need to put more wood on the fire to keep it going. Experienced leaders know that the fires of enthusiasm can't continue without regular and consistent action."
~ Reed Markham
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Andrew Carnegie Quote about Great Leaders and Sharing the Credit:

"No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it."
~ Andrew Carnegie
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Famous Leadership Author Peter F. Drucker, on Visionary Leadership:

"Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
~ Peter F. Drucker
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Short Quote on Leadership from Robert F. Tucker:

"Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit."
~ Robert F. Tucker
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Famous John C. Maxwell Quote about Leadership:

"A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit."
~ John C. Maxwell
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A Wise Leadership Motto from David Harold Fink:

"People are more easily led than driven."
~ David Harold Fink
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Famous Quote about Leadership vs. Management, from Stephen R. Covey:

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
~ Stephen R. Covey
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John C. Maxwell Quote about What Drives Leaders:

"A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position."
~ John C. Maxwell
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Steve Jobs Quote on Leaders vs. Followers:

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
~ Steve Jobs
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Classic Peter F. Drucker Quote on Leadership and Management:

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
~ Peter F. Drucker
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote about Leadership - What we Need from a Leader:

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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