Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
What you can't enforce, do not command.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
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.
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.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.
Good leaders must first become good servants.
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.
Leaders are not born, they're made.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leaders aren't born they are made.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.
The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
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