Leadership Quotes

Quotes on Leadership and Discipline

Leadership Quotes

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. - George S. Patton

Shallow people believe in luck. Wise and strong people believe in cause and effect. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

Discipline is remembering what you want. — David Campbell, Founder, Saks Fifth Avenue

Two things are bad for the heart—running uphill and running down people. — Bernard Gimbel

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. — Peter F. Drucker

The failure to give appropriate and timely feedback is the most extreme cruelty that we can inflict on any human being. — Charles Coonradt, Management Consultant

I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. — Woodrow Wilson

Every organization must be prepared to abandon everything it does to survive in the future. — Peter F. Drucker

Those who follow the part of themselves that is great will become great. Those that follow the part that is small will become small. — Mencius

You can’t change people. You must be the change you wish to see in people. — Gandhi

Great men are they who see that thought is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Question: How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Answer: Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. — Abraham Lincoln

Stress, in addition to being itself and the result of itself, is also the cause of itself. — Hans Selye, Psychologist

There is no such thing as constructive criticism. — Dale Carnegie

Wise leaders and high achievers come to understand that they can’t hope to eliminate problems...and wouldn’t want to. — Dale Dauten

People cannot be managed.... Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. — H. Ross Perot

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless...someone’s got to make a wake-up call. — Warren Bennis

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes...but no plans. — Peter F. Drucker

Although some people think that life is a battle, it is actually a game of giving and receiving. — Florence Scovel Shinn, Philosopher/Author

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. — Peter F. Drucker

Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. — Sam Walton

To command is to serve, nothing more, and nothing less. — André Malraux, French Philosopher

Learning to be a leader is the same process as learning to be an integrated and healthy person. — Warren Bennis

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. — Theodore Roosevelt

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. — Dennis A. Peer, Management Consultant

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

The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion. — Dwight D. Eisenhower