Thoughts on Leadership

Published: Nov 25, 2017 06:10:53 AM IST
Updated: Nov 24, 2017 11:29:01 AM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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