Brene Brown, author and researcher: "To me, a leader is someone who holds her- or himself accountable for finding potential in people and processes."

Cornel West, philosopher and author: “You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people if you don't serve the people.”

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Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States: “I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide.”


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" In a world full of copies, be an original"

"Be willing to walk alone. Many who started with you won't finish with you"

"A person who value his privileges above his principles soon loses both"

 Dwight D Eisenhower

School Leadership Quotes

1. You have no right to manage others if you are not passionate about what you do. Bill Quiseng

2. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be. Rosalynn Carter

3. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. Nelson Mandela

4. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people . Mahatma Gandhi

5.Set and demand standards of excellence Anybody who accepts mediocrity in school, in job, in life is a guy who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole damn organization compromises. Charles Knight Emerson

6. Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker

7. I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership. Lee Iacocca

8. Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. George S. Patton

9. Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future. Edwin H. Friedman

10. If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people. Chinese proverb

11. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. John Kenneth Galbraith

12. Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts. John Gardner

13. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis, President University of Southern California

14. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. Steve Jobs

15. If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint-Exuperv

16. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Kenneth Blanchard

17. An outstanding leader clearly articulates the goals and objectives and makes sure every member of the organization understands the role he or she plays in achieving these goals. Jack Bingleman, President, Staples

18.Leadership is not a magnetic personality. that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people” - that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, he building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. Peter F. Drucker

19. Customer satisfaction starts with employee satisfaction . Charlie P. Crockett Sales Director, 3M

20. 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

21. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

22. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Maxwell

23. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt

24. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. Theodore Hesburgh, President Norte Dame University

25. 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

26. 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

27. The job of leadership today is not just to make money. It’s to make meaning. John Seely Brown Director, XEROX Parc

28. Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton

29. You can take great people, highly trained and motivated, and put them in a lousy system and the system will win all the time. Geary Rummier, President The Rummier-Bache Group

30. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, "We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu


 "School leaders must have the courage to take risks and make bold decisions. They must be willing to embrace change and create an environment that encourages growth and learning. They must also have the vision to recognize potential, and the humility to learn from their mistakes."

"It takes courage and determination to be a leader in school and to be able to inspire and motivate students to strive for excellence. As the saying goes, ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’"

School leadership quotes

"Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge." - Simon Sinek
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." - Warren G. Bennis
"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." - Sheryl Sandberg
"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

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