What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Earn your leadership every day.
Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
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