Category Archives: Leadership

Lead by Example

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.
Joe DiMaggio

A leader leads by example not by force.
Sun Tzu

Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.
Charles Borromeo

Model good emotional and mental stability. All eyes are on you, particularly in times of stress or crisis. Be a role model your children will remember – how strong you were, how resilient you were, how you held things together when life seemed like it was breaking apart.
Phillip McGraw

Great Leaders

Great leaders are continually trying to make the people around them better.
Rick Pitino

Leaders don’t force people to follow; they invite them on a journey.
Charles Lauer

The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of the people in his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.
Walter Wriston

The crowd will follow a leader who marches twenty paces ahead of them, but if he is a thousand paces ahead of them, they will neither see nor follow him.
Georg Brandes

Management is what used to be required to run a company. Today it’s leadership. A manager basically controls, establishes plans, makes a budget, allocates work and tracks results. A leader is much more focused on vision and beliefs. He or she inspires people and breaks roadblocks so that people can accomplish more.
Bob Eaton


Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence by seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.
Tom Landry

The person who knows “how” will always have a job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss.
Diane Ravitch

A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.

Consensus is the negation of leadership.
Margaret Thatcher

It should not really matter how many people like leaders. The important thing is the quality of work that results from collaborating with them. The emotionally wise leader realizes that this quality will suffer when undue emphasis is placed on being a “good guy.” More important, it is a large part of the leader’s job to take risks. And risks by their very nature cannot be pleasing to everyone.
Warren Bennis

How to Be a Leader

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.
Dolly Parton

A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situations.
A.W. Tozer

Leadership is not just one quality but rather a blend of many qualities, and while no one individual possesses all of the needed talents that go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.
Vince Lombardi

If Jesus is the model, then the coach is truly a servant of his players. He may be a disciplinarian and stern at times; however, his primary motivation from a spiritual perspective is to serve and to care for those with whom he has been entrusted.
Tom Osborne

Servant Leadership

Leadership is found in becoming the servant of all.
Richard Foster

If you wish to be a leader, you will be frustrated, for very few people wish to be led. If you aim to be a servant, you will never be frustrated.
Frank Warren

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.
Robert Townsend

Great leaders are servants first.
Charles Swindoll


As leaders have traditionally been travelers, they’ve also traditionally had rich private lives. They’ve been Sunday painters, poets, even chefs, and they’ve always made time to reflect.
Warren Bennis

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Alan Ashley-Pitts

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.
Tom Landry

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman, of the next generation.
James Clarke

A good man likes a hard boss. I don’t mean a nagging boss or a grouchy boss. I mean a boss who insists on things being done right and on time; a boss who is watching things closely enough so that he knows a good job from a poor one. Nothing is more discouraging to a good man than a boss who is not on the job, and who does not know whether things are going well or badly.
William Feather

How to Be a Leader

Leadership lies in sacrifice, self-denial, love, fearlessness and humility. And this is the distinction between great and little men.
Vince Lombardi

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.
Jack Welch

To be a real leader means to be a shepherd to a flock, to protect and defend, to nurture growth and tend to needs. To be a leader means to consider each life in your care as precious as your own.
Wayne Dosick

Let us be servants in order to be leaders.
Fyodor Dostovsky

Good leaders should also be good followers. If you’re coming up within an organization, you must be a good follower or you’re not going to get very far. Leaders and followers share certain characteristics such as listening, collaborating and working out competitive issues with peers.
Warren Bennis