The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

Entrepreneur Staff

Whether on the battle field or in the boardroom, the best leaders inspire greatness in others through their words and actions. Through the problems faced by nations and companies have changed over the years, the qualities that make an effective leader haven't.

We've collected some motivating words on what makes a great leader from some of history's most influential people from Napoleon to Eleanor Roosevelt. 

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

1. Margaret Thatcher


  

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

2. Napoleon Bonaparte


  

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

3. Jeannette Rankin


The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

4. Sam Walton


  

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

5. Eleanor Roosevelt


  

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

6. Faye Wattleton, president of Planned Parenthood


  

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

7. General George Patton


The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

8. Booker T. Washington


  

The Art of Leadership: 10 Trailblazers on What it Takes to Lead

9. Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator (D., N.J.)


  

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