Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team.
The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way.
I believe one of the requirements of good leadership is the ability to listen - really listen - to those in your organization. An effective leader is very good at listening, and it's difficult to listen when you are talking.
Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery.
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologise than it is to get permission.
A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.
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