If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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.
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