Being A Leader Quotes by Douglas MacArthur, James A. Baldwin, Rick Hillier, Bill Owens, Bill Bradley, Dwyane Wade and many others.
Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Optimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it’s necessary to being a leader.
It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader. Even when – perhaps especially when – you don’t feel like being a leader.
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
Being a leader is one thing I’ve never felt comfortable with. It’s not my nature.
That’s the true meaning of being a leader: being able to deal with the consequences and take the responsibility for it. That’s who I want to be.
The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why.
And as far as being a leader, I’ve always kind of been a bit of a quiet leader for the most part and tend to just lead by work ethic and example and those types of things and just be a good teammate and try to love everyone the same way.
Women often are so focused on getting their jobs done well that they forget that building relationships is a key part of being a leader – and increasingly so, the higher you go.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Being a leader of the Boomers team is something that I’ve felt responsible for and being able to learn from the amount of guys that I’ve been able to – not only on the Boomers in my early days, but also over here in the NBA.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.