Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Thoughts on leadership

Published: Nov 29, 2018 03:43:08 PM IST
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 04:44:07 PM IST

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People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
—Theodore Roosevelt

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
—Arnold H Glasow

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
—Aristotle Onassis

Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
—Mitt Romney

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
—Thomas Sowell

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
—Andrew Carnegie

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

Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.
—Bill Bradley

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

Leadership is a choice, not a position.
—Stephen Covey

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

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
—John C Maxwell

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

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.
—Simon Sinek

(This story appears in the 07 December, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)