Visionary Leaders Quotes

Visionary Leaders Quotes by Seneca the Younger, Colin Powell, George Lucas, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Robert Fritz and many others.

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To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.
Seneca the Younger
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Colin Powell
You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
George Lucas
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
…perhaps the most distinguishing trait of visionary leaders is that they believe in a goal that benefits not only themselves, but others as well. It is such vision that attracts the psychic energy of other people, and makes them willing to work beyond the call of duty for the organization.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell
It’s not what the vision is, it’s what the vision does.
Robert Fritz
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
Malcolm Gladwell
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
Robert Jarvik
In times of change, learners inherit the earth
Erich Fromm
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
John C. Maxwell
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
Being a visionary leader is not about giving speeches and inspiring the troops. How I spend my day is pretty much the same as how any executive spends his day. Being a visionary leader is about solving day-to-day problems with my vision in mind.
Bill O’Brien
But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so.
Tim Scott
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
Vaclav Havel
A great company in the media business needs visionary leaders, not a conglomerate structure headquartered in Columbus Circle that second guesses.
Carl Icahn
If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
Robert Fritz
Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in – real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it’s going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
Anita Borg
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
Ralph Nader