Insightful Leadership and Management Quotes: Volume 3

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” – John Buchan

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Leadership is not magnetic personality – that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ – that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. ” – Peter F. Drucker

“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.” – Warren G. Bennis

“If you can’t trust your team members, there’s something wrong. Either the team has to change or how you work needs to change.” – Ramon Nuñez, CEO of LiveHive

“Leaders need to be able to define a future. If they can define a future and if they can inspire people, that’s a great combination.” –  “Leaders need to be able to define a future. If they can define a future and if they can inspire people, that’s a great combination.”

“As a manager, you play a critical part in either perpetuating mediocrity or helping your team break free in pursuit of extraordinary.” – Art Petty, executive coach

I’m slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can’t motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles.” – Scott Adams, American cartoonist

“The best bosses believe everyone’s main loyalty should be to the customer, and they reward you based on what you do, not who you know.” – Steve Pogorzelski, CEO of ClickFuel

“[N]ot delegating is like buying a window seat ticket on the Titanic — nice ride, but you are going to sink.” –  John Boggs, president of Fortitude Consulting

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