A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
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.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
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.
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.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do." (Leroy Eims)
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
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.
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