Swami Vivekananda’s concept of leader or leadership is not merely a position where someone gets the necessary power to give command over a group of other men and women, or treat them like servants. From Swami Vivekananda’s point of view, leadership is a work of responsibility, it is a duty. If the common concept of leadership attaches the words like “respect”, “fame”, “social status” etc with it, then Swami Vivekananda asks “sacrifice”, “dedication”, “service” from a leader. In this page we’ll make a collection of Swami Vivekananda’s quotes on leader or leadership.
A leader must be impersonal.
Can a leader be made my brother? A leader is born. Do you understand? And it is a very difficult task to take on the role of a leader. — One must be accommodate a thousand minds. There must not be a shade of jealousy or selfishness, then you are a leader. First, by birth, and secondly, unselfish — that’s a leader. Everything is going all right, everything will come round. He casts the net all right, and winds it up likewise best instrument. Love conquers in the long run. It won’t do to become impatient — wait, wait — patience is bound to give success. . . .
Do not try to be a ruler. He is the best ruler who can serve well.
Do not try to “boss” others, as the Yankees say.
Everyone can play the role of a master, but it is very difficult to be a servant.