Quotes from the Masters
On Leadership

"Leaders, whether in the family, in business, in government, or in education, must not allow themselves to mistake intentions for accomplishments." -- Jim Rohn  

"Leadership is not for wimps." – Doug Firebaugh  

"The three "C's" of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy.  Be polite to everyone." -– Brian Tracy  

"Real leaders forever need bigger and more irresistible challenges." -– Mark Victor Hansen

"As a leader you should always start with where people are before you try to take them to where you want them to go." -- Jim Rohn  

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." -- John Welch  

"Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people." -– Brian Tracy  

"Effective leadership is visionary leadership." -– Mark Victor Hansen

"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better." -- Jim Rohn  

"Leaders think and talk about the solutions.  Followers think and talk about the problems." -– Brian Tracy

"Leadership is the ability to decide what has to be done and then get people to want to do it." -– Patricia Fripp  

"Leaders and Managers are different...managers ask How?  Leaders ask Why?  Managers say 'Do!'... Leaders say 'Let us Do'..." -– Doug Firebaugh

"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly." -- Jim Rohn  

"Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility for results." -– Brian Tracy  

"Leadership has a higher calling... a higher destiny... and a higher Path for Life..." -– Doug Firebaugh  

"Leadership comes from the top down as it has traditionally, but in today's world it also has to come from the bottom up." -– Patricia Fripp

"Leadership is not a right – it's a responsibility." -– John Maxwell  

"Leaders know one thing...if they have no one's gonna be a long walk..." -– Doug Firebaugh  

"Leaders set high standards.  Refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance." -– Brian Tracy

"All great leaders have understood that their number one responsibility is cultivating their own discipline and personal growth. Those who cannot lead themselves cannot lead others."-– John Maxwell  

"There is a time to hold the gavel and a time to pass it on. More important than plaques on your wall or monuments bearing your name are the hearts which have been touched because you chose to lead with love."-– Neil Eskelin  

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions."-– Harold S. Geneen  

"The first basic ingredient of leadership is a guiding vision. The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do - professionally and personally - and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures."-– Warren Bennis  

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International