What are some good quotes about leadership?


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Napoleon Bonaparte, a military and political leader, once said, "A leader is a dealer in hope." Another leader and someone known for quotes, Sir Winston Churchill, said: "The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground."

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Nelson Mandela, an individual who is recognized as one of the world's greatest leaders, once said this regarding leadership: "It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."

Stephen R. Covey, author of the business tome "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," is known as one of the world's leadership authorities. He uttered many famous quotes when he was alive. Here are three:

  1. "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
  2. "Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
  3. "What you do has far greater impact than what you say."

Someone who influenced Stephen R. Covey was Peter Drucker, a man who has been called the king of management theorists. One of his famous quotes is: "Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."

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