Visionary Leadership Quotes

Visionary Leadership Quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Henry David Thoreau, John F. Kennedy, David Ben-Gurion, Colin Powell and many others.

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Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
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
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
David Ben-Gurion
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
You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
George Lucas
Free and open expression coupled with visionary leadership generally encourages good decision-making.
M. Russell Ballard
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
You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh
Are you responsibly optimistic? Pessimism and leadership do not mix. Leaders are positively visionary.
J. Oswald Sanders
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt
Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
David Cameron
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Colin Powell
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair
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
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
Malcolm Gladwell
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
Rudy Giuliani
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
John C. Maxwell
You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
Alvin Toffler
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
Rumi
When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.
Chip Conley
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do but to achieve what they want to achieve.
Tom Landry
To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.
Seneca the Younger
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh