Lessons from Some of the Greatest Leaders


Mahatma Gandhi
Political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement

‘The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.’

Martin Luther King, Jr
Minister and Leader of the American Civil Rights Movement

‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’

Adolf Hitler
Leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

‘The art of leadership consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.’

Nelson Mandela
Political Prisoner-Turned-South African President

‘A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, while others follow, not realising that all along they are being directed from behind.’

Franklin D Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States

‘A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers. It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead and fi nd no one there.’

Eleanor Roosevelt
Former First Lady of the United States and Social Reformer

‘A good leader inspires people to have confi dence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.’

Bill Gates
Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Microsoft

‘As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.’

N R Narayana Murthy
Founder and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd

‘As long as the engines of innovation are alive, and they attract the best talent, the leadership will continue to be with them.’

Steve Jobs
Co-founder and CEO, Apple Inc

‘Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.’

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