Quotations about Leadership and Service
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
- Vince Lombardi
NFL coach of Green Bay Packers
Education is the mother of leadership.
- Wendell Willkie
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy
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
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
- Andrew Carnegie
Scottish businessman and philanthropist
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max De Pree
American businessman and author
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
- Jack Welch
American businessman and chemical engineer
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
- John Maxwell
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing.
- Andre Malraux
Earn your leadership every day.
- Michael Jordan
American basketball player and businessman
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mahatma Gandhi
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
- Douglas Adams
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
- James Cash Penn
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Indian author and painter
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
- Gillian Anderson
Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service.
- Julian Bond