Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Quotes on Leadership

Published: Oct 22, 2013 06:16:27 AM IST
Updated: Oct 21, 2013 07:53:04 AM IST
Quotes on Leadership
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A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
James Cook

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

When a new CEO comes, make sure you send him a visiting card to say, ‘Sir, I’m with you’.
Sourav Ganguly

Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men, the other 999 follow women.
Groucho Marx

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t!
Margaret Thatcher

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

You’re only as good as the people you hire.
Ray Kroc

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
John Maxwell

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
Nelson Mandela

What Washington needs is adult supervision.
Barack Obama

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus.
Martin Luther King Jr

(This story appears in the 01 November, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)