We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them. Which of these are you, or would you rather not bother?
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Leaders are made, they are not born
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs
of those who would be affected by it
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.
A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
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