Most people who want to get ahead do it backward. They think, 'I'll get a bigger job, then I'll learn how to be a leader.' But showing leadership skill is how you get the bigger job in the first place. Leadership isn't a position, it's a process.
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 competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
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.
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
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.
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.
Leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!
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