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Insightful quotes about leadership distill the essence of various leadership theories. We include quotes on leadership from many perspectives.


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Leadership depends on an ability to call forth authentic action in response to the issues it identifies. ~ Bob Terry, Authentic Leadership: Courage In Action

Some will say, "I lead"; others, "We lead"; still others, "They did it through us." No matter which way we frame leadership, as we participate in it, we can all live and embody the truth into which authenticity invites us.

~ Bob Terry, Authentic Leadership: Courage in Action

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"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 and author of One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization

What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and a set of principles of conduct...sort of an institutional genetic code...that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction. ~Dee Hock

Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future. ~Dee Hock

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There could not be a better testing ground for leaders than the global economic meltdown. I believe all the economic misery, financial disasters and millions of lost jobs will produce a new generation of leaders who are battle-tested in crisis and ready to get the global economy pointed in a healthier long-term direction. ~Bill George, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis

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Education is the attempt to "lead out" from within the self a core of wisdom that has the power to resist falsehood and live in the light of truth, not by external norms but by reasoned and reflective self-determination. ~Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach

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"To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'" ~Lao-tsu

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