Thoughts on Leadership

Published: Nov 25, 2017

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

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
—Henry Ford

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The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.
—Jack Ma

The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives, but by the questions he asks.
—Simon Sinek

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Leadership is practised not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
—Harold S Geneen

Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.
—Mwai Kibaki

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Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.
—Richard Branson

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
—Ray Kroc

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Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the Earth, you are a great leader.
—Indra Nooyi

The art of communication is the language of leadership.
—James Humes

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When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, ‘We did it ourselves’.
—Lao Tzu

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
—John C Maxwell

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Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
—Steve Jobs


Peter: Getty Images; Jack: Elaine Thompson / Reuters; Steve: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images; Harold: Bettmann / Getty Images; Richard: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters; Indra: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters; Lao: Shutterstock


(This story appears in the 24 November, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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