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.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
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.
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.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
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.
You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
Free and open expression coupled with visionary leadership generally encourages good decision-making.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
Are you responsibly optimistic? Pessimism and leadership do not mix. Leaders are positively visionary.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
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.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
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.
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
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.
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
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.
Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do but to achieve what they want to achieve.
To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.