We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.
An Airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
What chance gathers, she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
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.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
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.
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
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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